Each year, scientists and STEM professionals from across East Tennessee volunteer for the Tennessee Science Bowl. From transportation specialists and safety engineers to science writers and registered nurse/paramedics, professionals from every corner of the STEM community come out to support STEM education and the next generation of scientists. If you’re attending the Tennessee Science Bowl, be sure to thank the volunteers! You never know who you might be talking to.
A career in science can span a variety of focus areas that extend beyond the perception that science is only conducted in a laboratory. Hear what a few scientists—from students to advanced researchers—say about how a focus in STEM has made a difference in their career. These are scientists that we’ve met over the years through the Tennessee Science Bowl and their STEM stories.