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  • June

    Commentary: Nashville District hosts teacher externship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2019) – For the past decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has been consistently stepping up its STEM initiatives in our area schools. From tours of our projects (to include locks and dams) to career fairs and student job shadows, we have provided excellent opportunities to publicly showcase what we do as it relates to STEM.
  • May

    Marine Transportation and Research Board of the National Academies tours Kentucky Lock

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky., Tenn. (May 16, 2019) – Lt. Col. Cullen Jones, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander welcomed The Marine Board members from the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering for a tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project at Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Ky., to get a close overview of the construction.
  • Commentary: Shadow opportunity sheds light on civil works mission

    Throughout its 130 years of history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has evolved and advanced to keep pace with rapid development in the Cumberland River Basin and across the district’s area of responsibility.
  • December

    Director shows interest in Nashville’s Sevenmile Creek project

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2018) – The programs director for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited Music City today to put eyes on the future site of a detention structure on Sevenmile Creek that will provide flood-risk-reduction benefits for the area.
  • August

    Heavy concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock not taken lightly

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District successfully placed the first 1.3 million pound concrete shell on the riverbed Aug. 6 that will be part of the downstream cofferdam and the permanent lock wall for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.
  • July

    Nashville District digs historic role building new passageway

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – If you dig history, you’ll love how engineers excavated nearly 100-million dump truck loads of soil to connect the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers, opening a new passageway to the Gulf of Mexico in 1985.
  • June

    Corps employees get current on hydropower acquisition

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2018) – Corps employees from across the country met in Music City this week to get current on hydropower acquisition.
  • May

    Coast Guard admiral tours Chickamauga Lock

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 4, 2018) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s incoming assistant commandant toured Chickamauga Lock today to see where physical expansion of concrete causes structural deficiencies, and observe how ongoing excavation of the riverbed is making way for construction of a new navigation lock to improve access to the upper reaches of the Tennessee River Basin.
  • March

    Business Opportunities Open House provides access to the Corps

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 15, 2017) – Business leaders met with Corps of Engineers officials at Tennessee State University today for the Business Opportunities Open House, commonly referred to as the “BOOH” event.
  • February

    Oak Ridge project team earns Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2017) – A team of employees received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Hedgehog Award today in recognition of efforts that ensured a construction project for the U.S. Department of Energy finished on time and $5 million under budget.
  • July

    Corps Engineers STEM message for college bound students

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 12, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has partnered with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 20 through July 2 on the campus of TSU.
  • April

    Parents ‘show and tell’ on ‘Take Your Kids to Work Day’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2017) – Excited youngsters eagerly donned life jackets today for the chance to learn about navigation and water safety on board several Corps of Engineers boats docked on the Cumberland River at Music City’s Riverfront. Throughout the day they participated in lots of fun activities, learned about Nashville District operations and missions, and their parents did a lot of “show and tell” on “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”
  • Corps employees judge STEM Expo at Tennessee State University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 7, 2016) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District evaluated a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo and staffed an exhibit at the Tennessee State University Gentry Center today.
  • March

    Corps recreation facility managers prepare for another great recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees maintain some of the largest and most used recreational areas in the country close by in the Cumberland River Basin, not a simple task. Just like preparing a home, an apartment, or a recreational vehicle for the next season, the key to maintaining facilities at campgrounds is planning.
  • District geologists educate Mosul Dam engineers on GIS modeling

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2017) – Five engineers from the Ministry of Water Resources at the Mosul Dam project in Iraq and one engineer from Trevi S.p.A., the construction company working on the project, recently completed three weeks of training with a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Data Management Reach Back Team. They learned about a Nashville District developed Mosul Dam Geographic Information Systems model, the GIS software, and the geology model of Mosul Dam.
  • Small businesses get treated at Nashville District’s ‘BOOH’ event

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2017) – Small businesses were treated to a unique event today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District dubbed “BOOH,” which is not a scary reference to Halloween but is a cute acronym for its first annual Business Opportunities Open House.
  • Prep student shadows district personnel for a day of engineering

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – A local high school sophomore shadowed a number of very experienced engineers today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to learn more about the jobs and educational requirements of the career field.
  • September

    Nashville District shares career paths with STEM students

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Corps of Engineers employees shared their experiences and expertise with students today for Science and Engineering Day at Stratford STEM Magnet High School where they received information about careers in hydropower, navigation, natural resources, water management and emergency operations.
  • June

    Corps prepares future student engineers at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 24, 2016) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students involved in a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program on the campus of TSU June 20 through July 1.
  • October

    Corps of Engineers intereacts with students at the Society of Women Engineers annual conference

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2015) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives networked with thousands of college engineering students at the Society of Women Engineers at the Music City Center Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 22-24, 2015. This year’s theme was “Reach out to reach up.”