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MTSU president receives award for supporting STEM education

Connie J. Smith, director of AdvancED Tennessee, presented MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee with the organization’s 2016 Leadership in Education Award on Tuesday, March 1, for his efforts to support STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — learning in primary, secondary and higher education.

McPhee received the honor as AdvancED Tennessee, a nonprofit accrediting organization, wrapped up a two-day conference on the MTSU campus Tuesday that attracted hundreds of public, private and parochial educators, school board members, superintendents and principals to learn and reflect on ways to best extend STEM education.

Connie J. Smith, director of Advanc-ED Tennessee, left, presents MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee on Tuesday, March 1, with the organization's 2016 Leadership in Education Award for his efforts to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning in primary, secondary and higher education. McPhee received the honor as Advanc-ED Tennessee wrapped up a two-day conference on the MTSU campus Tuesday that attracted hundreds of public, private and parochial educators, school board members, superintendents and principals to learn and reflect on ways to best extend STEM education. (MTSU Photo)

Connie J. Smith, director of Advanc-ED Tennessee, left, presents MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee with the group’s 2016 Leadership in Education Award. (MTSU Photo)

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