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5th Annual Smoky Mountains Regional Business Summit!

The L&N STEMpunks are hosting the Smoky Mountains Regional Business Summit in late spring of 2019 for teams to learn about business, branding, and more! Sign up here to RSVP and sign up here if you want to present!


Our team is excited for this year's season, FIRST PowerUP! This game is video game themed, and we think that's downright cool! We're hard at work on our robot for this competition right now, and you'll be able to see us compete at the Rocket City Regional from March 14th to 17th and the Smoky Mountains Regional from March 21st to 24th.

The L&N STEMpunks

We are a student led nonprofit organization from the L&N STEM Academy with a passion to learn and innovate. We work to spread STEM education and FIRST programs throughout the East Tennessee region. Although the FIRST Robotics Competition focuses on building robots, many of our members specialize in other fields such as design, business management, media production, and programming.

L&N STEM Academy

Our team is based at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. The L&N STEM Academy is a public magnet high school with a lottery system, ranked 6th in the state. We're a short walk away from the iconic Sunsphere and Knoxville's vibrant downtown center.



FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.