Dr. Steve Murphree, biology professor and director of the Middle Tennessee Science & Engineering Fair, recently received a grant for the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF) from the Nashville Predators Foundation. These funds will help pay for MTSEF awards, mailings to area schools to encourage student research and projects and affiliation fees with the Society for Science and the Public for MTSEF Grand Prize winners to go to the International Science and Engineering Fair.
MTSEF is the premiere STEM competition for middle and high school students in Nashville-Davidson County and its surrounding counties (Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Sumner, Robertson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Stewart, Hickman, Lewis, Maury, Perry, Wayne, Trousdale, Bedford, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore). The Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which was formed in 2015 to secure financial support for MTSEF. Belmont has hosted the MTSEF since 2016 and