Student inventors and entrepreneurs at L&N STEM Academy are hoping to have their business ideas funded through a new ‘Shark Tank’ style competition at the school.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A new maker space at L&N STEM Academy is giving students everything they need to design, invent and create. Those with the best prototypes have the chance to start their own business while they are still in high school.
The room of tables and toys down a hallway in the school’s second building is a dream come true for students — called “The Depot.”
Over the last 4 years, senior J.P. Enkema watched the space shift from a regular classroom to a room with 3D-printers limited to students taking design classes, followed by a…