The AP (2/16) reports that Tennessee officials “say they have landed $6.9 million in grants to aid in computer science and STEM education.” The state Department of Education “says the money includes a $4 million Education Innovation and Research early phase grant and a $2.9 million Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program grant.” The $4 million grant will “help expand STEM and computer science education in 20 Tennessee high schools, including with work-based learning opportunities to earn postsecondary credits.” A competitive grant “process to pick the schools will launch this summer.”
You just found the perfect I2C sensor, and you want to wire up two or three or more of them to your Arduino when you realize “Uh oh, this chip has a fixed I2C address, and from what I know about I2C, you cannot have two devices with the same address on the same SDA/SCL pins!” Are you out of luck? You would be, if you didn’t have this ultra-cool TCA9548A 1-to-8 I2C multiplexer!
It’s official! The West TN STEM Hub will host the MATE Mid-South Regional ROV Competition in May 2021! The competition is open to elementary-high school students, and no robotics experience is required. We will host a kickoff meeting for interested teams this Friday, March 5 at 4 pm. The session will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel for schools that are interested but unable to send a representative to the virtual meeting on Friday.