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<thumb SE12 business-event partnership2While visiting Tennessee Tech University's campus during the 58th Annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 30 and 31, competitors and their families can fill "wait times" during the fair with local dining, museums and TTU sports.


The annual science and engineering fair has some new partners on Cookeville's Historic WestSide, a convenient six blocks south on Cedar Avenue from TTU's Oakley STEM Center, where the fair is held.

Visitors can experience the Depot Museum, Cookeville History Museum, Kiwanis Cookeville Children's Museum and the Putnam County Library.

Several eateries, including The Dog House, World Foods, Cream City Ice Cream, and Sweet Sallie's Bakery & Café are supporting the families participating in the fair by offering specials and discounts.

"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Oakley STEM Center and the regional science and engineering fair," said Liz Kassera, manager of Sweet Sallie's Bakery & Café and vice president of the WestSide Business Association. "I think it's wonderful for businesses and the community to be involved in educational events and programs."

On campus Saturday, March 31, TTU will host softball against Southeast Missouri State at 1 p.m. and a baseball game versus Murray State at 1:30 p.m., fair participants and the community are welcome to attend.

For more information about the 58th Annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science & Engineering Fair, contact Christina Hatley at the Oakley STEM Center, 931-372-6573 or visit

The Millard Oakley STEM Center for the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is located at 155 W. 7th Street in Cookeville, Tenn., at the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive on TTU's campus.