Overton High School students have even more resources for STEM education thanks to a grant from Nashville Electric Service, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Stem Innovation Network.
Students are using the grant to study rocket design, and are using snap circuits to study rocket circuitry and build and test bottle rockets. The grant specifically aids Overton students enrolled in Vanderbilt’s Interdisciplinary Science & Research Program, a program designed to enhance students’ understandings of STEM concepts and research principles and to empower teachers through scientific research. The program transitions students from understanding the basics of scientific disciplines in the first year to performing independent research in their junior and senior years.
NES is continuously committed to supporting members of its community, including students interested in learning STEM education or pursuing careers in the utility industry.