Tennessee Geographic Alliance


get your students involved with authentic science in 2021!

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We are asking you to help recruit STEM educators within your district to participate.

We are seeking fifteen educators, ideally from East Tennessee to join our team. Even if you do not teach science, perhaps you can forward this to a 6th-12th grade STEM teacher in your district.

Below, we have included videos, an article, and a podcast from our past cohorts and/or their students. We hope you enjoy seeing them excited in this truly collaborative, informative, and educational research study!

Gresham Students Pursue Mosquito Research

Click here to learn how Knox County 6th Grade Science Teacher Nicole Resmondo engages her students with “Trap Tuesday.”

Gresham Middle Mosquitos

Bearden High School's (Knox County) Environmental Club Gets Involved!

The Six Legged Assassin!

Listen to a student created podcast from Bearden Middle School (Knox County) students on mosquitoes and MEGA:BITESS by clicking below!

Lauren Waldron

SixLeggedAssassin by Lauren Waldron

Please download our promotional materials to share with your teachers.

Application Information

We are looking for highly-motivated science educators committed to completing the one-year program.

Contact Dr. Rebecca Trout Fryxell if you have questions.

Medical and Veterinary Entomologist

EPP Diversity and Inclusion Committee, chair

Associate Professor

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (EPP)

University of Tennessee

Office Phone: (865) 974-8824

Email: RFryxell@utk.edu

Website: http://epp.tennessee.edu/people/directory/dr-rebecca-trout-fryxell/

MEGA:BITESS is sponsored by the:


The MEGA:BITESS Academy is designed for secondary-and high school educators who teach courses and/or after school clubs related to STEM. These educators can be traditional classroom instructors or non-traditional instructors.