Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for the 2014 TN STEM Leadership Academy?

The 2014 TN STEM Leadership Academy will be held June 23 – 26, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Airport in Nashville, TN.

Is lodging available?

Double occupancy lodging is available if you live at least 30 miles from Nashville, TN.

May I request to be roomed with a friend?

Yes, we will do our best to honor your request.

May I request my own room and pay the other half of the bill?

Yes, you may have a private room if you pay ½ the cost per each night’s lodging. To reserve a private room for the 2014 Academy, you will be charged $71.55 per night.

Will I be reimbursed for mileage?

You will be reimbursed for 1 round-trip from your home to the Embassy Suites Airport.

Do I have to attend the entire Academy?

Yes. In order to receive the $600 stipend, you must attend the full Academy and complete and submit a 2014-2015 Action Plan.

How do I get the 21 required training hours for the 2013-2014 academic year and do I have to travel?

There will be two professional development meetings for STEM Fellows in each hub region during the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition there will be several spring Webinars. You may also include any STEM-related professional development you receive through your district or other professional association, such as NSTA, NCTM, TSTA, TMTA, TETA, or Common Core.

What is the dress code?

Dress code is business casual.

Will I have time to meet with Hub members?

Yes; time will be provided in the schedule for each hub to meet with STEM Fellows from their region.

Is wireless internet access available in the conference rooms and the hotel lodging rooms?

Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the conference rooms. There will also be a place available to recharge mobile devices, laptops and iPads.

Complimentary wireless internet access is NOT available in the hotel lodging rooms. There is a $9.95 per day fee for wireless internet access in the lodging rooms.

How do I register for the Academy?

You can register online.

For further information, please contact: Marie Westfall at (865) 576-3425 or