The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) advances the quality of  pre-K through graduate and doctoral level Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education across the state of Tennessee, and seeks solutions to the growing shortage of mathematics and science teachers across the nation, as well as, the increasing demands from business, industry and government for a highly qualified STEM workforce.  
  • Develop and provide quality professional development for mathematics and science teachers.
  • Inspire and motivate students to study and learn more mathematics and science.
  • Influence State policies related to mathematics, science and technology education.
  • Encourage and promote the development of undergraduate and graduate programs of excellence in mathematics and science education.
  • Promote and facilitate scholarly research on the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.
  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration among business, industry, education, and state policymakers to ensure the future of a skilled workforce.

The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) advances the quality of pre-K through graduate and doctoral level Science,Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education across the state of Tennessee, and seeks solutions to the growing shortage of mathematics and science teachers across the nation, as well as, the increasing demands from business, industryand government for a highly qualified STEM workforce.

Gregory Rushton, Ph.D.

Gregory Rushton,
Ph.D. TSEC Director

820 Fairview Ave.
Campus P.O. Box 82
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone (615) 494 8738
Fax: (615) 898-5603
e-mail: gregory.rushton@mtsu.edu
Ginger Rowell, Ph.D.

Ginger Rowell,
Ph.D. TSEC Associate Director

820 Fairview Ave.
Campus P.O. Box 82
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone (615) 904-8573
Fax: (615) 898-5603
e-mail: ginger.rowell@mtsu.edu
Sherry Schafer

Sherry Schafer,
Executive Aide

820 Fairview Ave.
Campus P.O. Box 82
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone (615) 904-8573
Fax: (615) 898-5603
e-mail: sherry.schafer@mtsu.edu
Pat Govan, Technologist

Pat Govan,
Technologist

820 Fairview Ave.
Campus P.O. Box 82
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone (615) 494 8738
Fax: (615) 898-5603
e-mail: pat.govan@mtsu.edu
Robert Carlton, Proposal Development, Special Projects

Robert Carlton,
Proposal Development

820 Fairview Ave.
Campus P.O. Box 82
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone (615) 898-5411
Fax: (615) 898-5603
e-mail: robert.carlton@mtsu.edu

The Middle Tennessee STEM Innovative Hub is located in the first large brick building on the left as you turn on to Greenland Avenue from Tennessee Blvd. (Away from the main MTSU campus.)

From Nashville

  1. Take I-24E to Murfreesboro exit 78B.
  2. Merge onto Old Fort Parkway (Hwy 96E) and drive 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Broad Street (US-41S/70S)
  3. Drive 0.4 miles and turn left onto W. Main Street, proceed through the town square to E. Main Street.
  4. Proceed on E. Main Street, turn left onto Tennessee Blvd., drive .9 miles to Greenland Ave, and take a left at the stop light. midtnstem is .1 miles from the intersection of Tennessee Blvd and Greenland Ave. in the Belle Aire building on the left.

From Knoxville

  1. Take I-40W to Nashville/Lebanon and exit onto 840W.
  2. Take Murfreesboro/Smyrna (US-41S/ 70S) exit 55A.
  3. Merge onto US-41S/ 70S (Broad Street).
  4. Drive 4.5 miles and turn left onto W. Main Street, proceed through the town square to E. Main Street.
  5. Proceed on E. Main Street, turn left onto Tennessee Blvd., drive .9 miles to Greenland Ave, and take a left at the stop light. midtnstem is .1 miles from the intersection of Tennessee Blvd and Greenland Ave. in the Belle Aire building on the left.

From Chattanooga

  1. Take I-24W toward Nashville.
  2. Take Murfreesboro exit 81.
  3. At the red light, turn right onto Church Street (US-231N).
  4. Drive 0.9 miles and turn right onto Sanbyrn Dr.
  5. Drive 2.8 miles and cross the intersection at Main Street to Tennessee Blvd, proceed to Greenland Ave, and take a left at the stop light. midtnstem is .1 miles from the intersection of Tennessee Blvd and Greenland Ave. in the Belle Aire building on the left.