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Nashville District archaeologists encourage public to preserve the past
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2018) – Archaeologists Jordan McIntyre and Valerie McCormack hosted an “ArchaeoMyth Busters” table for Tennessee Archaeology Day today at Bells Bend Park to encourage the public to preserve the past.
Published: 9/8/2018
New Junior Rangers pledge to explore nature at Cordell Hull Lake
CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Aug. 24, 2018) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District officials held a graduation ceremony for 30 Summer Junior Ranger Program participants at Cordell Hull Lake July 30, 2018. The graduates pledged to explore federal lands, share their knowledge, and work to protect shared natural resources.
Published: 8/24/2018
Employees engineer ‘fun’ learning activities for ‘Bring Your Kids to Work Day’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 30, 2018) – Some very accomplished employees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently engineered “fun” learning activities for “Bring Your Kids to Work Day.”
Published: 3/30/2018
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.
Published: 7/13/2017
STEM Students fascinated with Cheatham Lock and Dam
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 15, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed a group of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math summer camp students today for an overview of Corps careers and tour of the Cheatham Lock and Dam today.
Published: 6/15/2017
STEM students learn about engineering on dam tour
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (May 18, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently welcomed area high school and college students for a Corps career overview and tour of the Old Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Published: 5/19/2017
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.”
Published: 4/14/2017
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.
Published: 4/7/2017
Corps technical experts prep freshmen for future STEM careers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2016) –Technical experts from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District prepared students for future STEM careers during the “My Future, My Way” Career Exploration Fair at two exhibits sponsored by the Metro Nashville Public schools Academies of Nashville and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce at Music City Convention Center Oct. 27, 2016.
Published: 10/28/2016
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.
Published: 9/16/2016
Local teachers develop STEM curriculum through Corps externships
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in partnership with local educators. Three Stratford STEM Magnet High School teachers recently participated in an externship at the Nashville District Headquarters and at Old Hickory Dam that will help them develop project-based curriculum and facilitate applied learning.
Published: 7/26/2016
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.
Published: 6/24/2016
Corps evaluates STEM competition at Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 7, 2016) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District judged a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science Expo today and staffed an exhibit sponsored by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub on the Tennessee State University campus at the Gentry Center.
Published: 4/7/2016
Jackson gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited a Nashville District project for the first time to interact with project managers and engineers.
Published: 3/31/2016
Murphy installed as SAME Nashville Post president
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2015) – The Nashville Post of the Society of American Military Engineers installed the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as its new president today during an installation ceremony in the Tennessee Engineering Center at the Adventure Science Center.
Published: 12/16/2015
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.”
Published: 10/30/2015
Students connect with Corps emergency managers on Patriot Day
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2015) – Students at Stratford STEM Magnet High School can’t recall where they were when the towers of the World Trade Center fell on 9-11; they were just babies, toddlers or not even born yet. Fourteen years later they spent Patriot Day touring a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Command and Control Vehicle and learning about that fateful day from a Corps member who deployed to Pier 90 in Manhattan, N.Y., in the wake of the attack.
Published: 9/11/2015
Corps prepares future engineering students at Summer Engineering Program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2015) –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 22 through July 3.
Published: 6/26/2015
Nashville teachers develop STEM curriculum through Corps externships
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 9, 2015) – Local high school teachers are using externships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to develop a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics class curriculum . It will reflect real world situations a student might encounter in as a science or engineering professional.
Published: 6/11/2015
Corps evaluates STEM competition at Middle Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2015) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science Expo as judges and staffed an exhibit sponsored by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub at the Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro on April 9.
Published: 4/13/2015
Corps helps prepare STEM students at college summer program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University Engineering Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 30 through July 3 on the campus of TSU.
Published: 7/7/2014
Corps biologists help junior gardners grow
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 4, 2013) – Several Corps employees shared their expertise today with kids participating in the 2014 Williamson County Junior Gardener Camp at the Agricultural Exposition Park.
Published: 6/4/2014
Sneed named Nashville District employee of the month for April 2014
Bob Sneed, Commander, Corps , Corps of engineers, Chief of Water Management, Employee of the Month, Federal Service, John L. Hudson, LRN, Lt. Col. John L. Hudson, Sneed, Nashville District, Recognition, Tennessee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, USACE
Published: 6/3/2014
Nashville District garners teacher externship of the year award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Academy of Science and Engineering at Stratford STEM Magnet High School garnered the Externship of the Year Award during the 2014 Academies of Nashville Awards hosted by the chamber of commerce May 12 at Rocketown on 4th Avenue.
Published: 5/14/2014
Stratford STEM Magnet High School recognizes support of Nashville District
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2014) – Officials at Stratford STEM Magnet High School recognized the support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during its “Student, Parent and Partner Success Celebration” held today at the school.
Published: 5/5/2014
Corps grades student projects at STEM Expo
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2014) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science Expo as judges and also staffed an exhibit sponsored by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub at the Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin on April 11, 2014.
Published: 4/14/2014
Army team interacts with STEM students at the National Society of Black Engineers Convention
Nashville, Tenn. (March 31, 2014) - U.S. Army representatives networked with many college students at the 40th annual National Society of Black Engineers Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., March 26 - March 30, 2014.
Published: 3/31/2014
STEM freshmen learn their lesson at Old Hickory Dam
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (March 7, 2014) – More than 20 ninth graders from Stratford STEM Magnet High School received educational lessons about water management on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, ecosystems for big rivers and small streams, hydropower operations, navigation and water safety on a field trip Feb. 27 at Old Hickory Dam.
Published: 3/7/2014
Prep student shadows Nashville District engineers for STEM experience
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2014) –A sophomore student from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., participated in a engineer shadow program today with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Engineering Branch and shadowed Nashville District engineers.
Published: 3/6/2014
Old Hickory hydropower sparks interest of medical students
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2014) – Seventeen students from Nashville General Hospital School of Radiology at Murrey Medical College received a hands-on review of principles in electricity when they took an in-depth tour of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Old Hickory Lock and Dam.
Published: 2/6/2014
Corps members guide young students interested in STEM pathway
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2013) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District participated in Hands-On Science and Engineering Day at Stratford STEM Magnet High School today to guide young students with budding interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Published: 9/12/2013
Baulsir named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Robert Baulsir, a senior mechanical engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District Electrical Mechanical Section since 2002, is the District Employee of the Month for June 2013.
Published: 9/5/2013
Corps helps prepare future engineering students at Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University Engineering Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 9 through July 7, 2013.
Published: 7/11/2013
Nashville teachers graduate STEM curriculum with Corps externships
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) – Local high school teachers are using externships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to create class curriculum that will challenge students and encourage them to investigate, explore, experiment, problem solve, create and invent.
Published: 6/28/2013
Corps personnel help junior gardeners grow
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 7, 2013) – Several Corps employees shared their expertise today with kids participating in the 2013 Williamson County Junior Gardener Camp at the Agricultural Exposition Park.
Published: 6/7/2013
Heritage Elementary STEM students fascinated with Corps Water Works
WHITEHOUSE, Tenn. (May 8, 2013) – Students and teachers from the Heritage Elementary School recently had a chance to learn about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ water works.
Published: 5/8/2013
Students get ‘hands on’ environmental lessons at Old Hickory Lake
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2013) – About 150 sixth-grade students from Hawkins Middle School received “hands-on” environmental lessons today on the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake.
Published: 5/7/2013
Outdoor education STEMs into great learning opportunity
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – Students from West Cheatham Elementary School participated in Environmental Awareness Day at Cheatham Lake today and the outdoor setting provided a unique learning opportunity away from their classrooms.
Published: 5/2/2013
Corps celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2013) – During a Women’s History Month event today at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters, employees in attendance learned more about the district’s partnership with the Middle Tennessee STEM Hub and celebrated women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Published: 3/26/2013
Students shadow district personnel for a day of engineering
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 1, 2013) – Two local high school sophomores 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.
Published: 3/1/2013
Corps hosts University of Tennessee Martin students at Lake Barkley
KUTTAWA, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Nashville District employees at the Lake Barkley Resource Center, Lock and Dam hosted Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee at Martin Hydrology and Hydraulics class for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math tour today.
Published: 2/28/2013
Mechanical engineer energizes ‘Noodle Warriors’ for national science competition
Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2012) -- A Nashville District mechanical engineer recently volunteered to share his knowledge and energize a group of local middle school children for an upcoming national science competition.
Published: 12/21/2012
Prep students shadow Nashville District engineers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 9, 2012) – Experiencing the “day in the life” of an engineer, two sophomores from Montgomery Bell Academy participated in a shadow program today with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Engineering Branch.
Published: 3/9/2012
Students learn valuable environmental lessons at Dale Hollow Lake
CELINA, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2011) – Students have been learning valuable environmental lessons this week at the 33rd Annual Environmental Education Camp here at Dale Hollow Lake.
Published: 9/16/2011
Laurel Lake Park Ranger gives direction to kids on Career Day
CORBIN, Ky. (May 26, 2011) – A Laurel Lake park ranger gave direction today to hundreds of fourth and fifth graders on Career Day at Hunter Hills Elementary School.
Published: 5/26/2011