Volunteers Needed To Help With STEM Activities

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub is looking for STEM professionals to volunteer for several STEM related events.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.  STEM spans a wide range of careers from computer technology to manufacturing to medicine.


?  Several STEM related professionals are needed to have small group discussions with 42 area high schools students selected for the new Southeast Tennessee STEM Student Council about STEM careers on Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the STEM School Chattanooga located on the Chattanooga State campus at 4325 Amnicola Highway.  Contact STEM Innovation Hub Managing Director Tracey Carisch at tracey@pefchattanooga.org or (423) 903-3484 by Wednesday, Nov., 6, if you are interested.


?  STEM-related professionals are needed to serve as mentors to 42 area high school students selected for the new Southeast Tennessee STEM Student Council.  The students will be working on community projects from November to March and will need guidance and support by phone, e-mail and other forms of technological communication.  If you are interested, contact the Public Education Foundation volunteer coordinator Kate Skonberg at kate@pefchattanooga.org or (423) 648-4444 by Friday, November 8th.  Here is a flyer with more information.

http://stemhub.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/STEM-Student-mentor-Flyer.pdf


?  STEM-related professionals are needed to help out with the First Lego League Robotics competition in Chattanooga.  

Here are details on First Lego.

            http://www.usfirst.org/community/volunteers/volunteer-portal


8-10 referees are needed and 12-15 judges are needed. There are two training dates:


Thursday, November 7th at 4:30 p.m at Battle Academy

Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 a.m. at Signal Mountain Middle High School


The First Lego League Robotics competition in Chattanooga will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at Signal Mountain Middle High School.  Thirty two teams from public schools, private schools and homeschoolers will compete.  Contact HCDE's Scott Rosenow at ROSENOW_S@HCDE.ORG if you are interested by Wednesday, Nov. 6.


            



Rising McCallie Senior Participates In Bank Of America Summer Leadership Program

McCallie rising senior Tahir Murray was one of about 200 students selected to participate in a national leadership program sponsored by Bank of America.  The Student Leaders Program, part of Bank of America’s Summer Youth Employment initiative, recognizes about 200 community-minded students each year by connecting them to employment, skills development and service.  ... (click for more)

MaryEllen Locher Foundation Awards Scholarships

The MaryEllen Locher Foundation has awarded 41 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year to Chattanooga and North Georgia students representing 21 high schools in the region.  The foundation is a college scholarship program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. The awards are designed to ease ... (click for more)

SEC Freezes Accounts Of 2 Chattanooga Brokers Accused Of Diverting $5 Million Raised From Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday announced it has won a court-ordered asset freeze to halt an ongoing fraud by two former Chattanooga brokers with disciplinary histories who allegedly raised more than $5 million from investors without using the money as promised.  In an emergency action filed in Federal Court in Chattanooga, the SEC alleges that James Hugh ... (click for more)

Downtown Landmark The James Building Sold For The 2nd Time In 2 Years

A longtime downtown Chattanooga landmark, the James Building, has been sold just two years after trading hands. The former owners of Rivermont Golf and Country Club bought the 12-story office building in May 2014 from Luken Holdings for $5.1 million. Rivermont James Building LLC has now sold the skyscraper for $5,868,000. The sale was to Dew James LLC. Knoxville attorney ... (click for more)

America Is The Main Issue - And Response (4)

Many get tired of hearing this, but to stay at home on election day, vote Libertarian, or write in your favorite candidate, will insure that the issues of Libertarians and other points of view, will never be solved in your lifetime. Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court appointments will continue Obama's destruction for many years to come. I fully understand that Donald Trump may ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Cars And Stuff

As of Friday afternoon, there was a one-year-old girl in Birmingham clinging to her life after she was absent-mindedly left in a parked car this week. With an outside temperature in the mid-90s, it is estimated the inside temperature in a locked automobile will be over 140 degrees so please know our Good Samaritan laws give you “a free pass” to bash a window out if you see an infant ... (click for more)