Tennessee American Water Partners With Library For LiSTEM Summer Enrichment Workshops

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Students at the LiSTEM Summer Enrichment Workshop
Students at the LiSTEM Summer Enrichment Workshop

Tennessee American Water partnered with the Chattanooga Public Library during the month of June to provide LiSTEM  summer enrichment workshops on water delivery systems to a group of middle-school students with the Goodwill Youth Advantage Summer Camp program.

 “In the LiSTEM: V-Mission workshop, youth learned from various experiments such as water pressure, water drainage, water pollution filtration, and how important water systems connect with other city systems,” said Jessica Broadnax, learning strategist at the Chattanooga Public Library.

Components of the program have included an overview of Tennessee American Water’s process of distributing water to arrive in customers’ homes and businesses every day; hands-on experiment with water filtration; mathematical problems based on water flow; an experiment to demonstrate pumping water to elevated areas; and a fire hydrant demonstration. 

According to Grady Stout, engineer at Tennessee American Water, "It was a great opportunity to work with the students and see them make the connection from the water as it leaves the river, to the finished result of clean, reliable drinking water."

Students at the LiSTEM Summer Enrichment Workshop
Students at the LiSTEM Summer Enrichment Workshop

Cleveland State's Continuing Education Department Announces Fall Line Up

The Department of Continuing Education at Cleveland State Community College has a new line up of classes for fall. The upcoming classes are as follows:   ?         Beginning Microsoft Excel This beginning Microsoft Excel course is designed to help individuals gain basic skills in working and implementing Excel software ... (click for more)

Cleveland State To Offer AT&T Aspire Grant To Adult Students

Cleveland State Community College partnered with AT&T to offer five $1000 scholarships to non-traditional adult students in technology fields through the AT&T Aspire Grant. The adult scholarship program will complement the Reconnect + Completion Grant program by providing five scholarships for each community college to aid underserved non-traditional students in ... (click for more)

Customer Who Shot Robber At East Ridge Convenience Store Said He Threw Cigarette Rack At Him, Threatened To Kill Female Clerk

The customer who shot and killed a robber at an East Ridge convenience store on June 30 said the robber threw a cigarette rack at him and also threatened to kill a female clerk. Charles Russell also said that he fired when Anthony Edmonds reached for something. He said he thought he was going for a gun. East Ridge Police said Edmonds was armed with a meat cleaver that he wielded ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Mike Carter’s Genius

Mike Carter, who has just been chosen as the “Best Overall” member of the Tennessee Legislature by a group known as the Tennessee Forum and “Legislator of the Year” by Citizens for Home Rule, is truly both. A lawyer and then a Sessions Court judge for 8 ½ years, he is overwhelmingly favored to win a third term during next Thursday’s election and rightly so. While it is laudable ... (click for more)