Dennis M. Courtney
Dennis Courtney is the Founding Director of the STREAMWORKS program powered by Eastman in Education.
The STREAMWORKS Mission is to create Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STREAM) initiatives that are designed to promote rigorous STEM activities and competitions in our community. Ultimately, STREAMWORKS will cultivate and nourish an environment of critical and innovative thinkers which will foster a future workforce dedicated to help fulfill critical skills gap in hi-demand technology career fields. STREAMWORKS will work through the establishment of robotics teams and competitions over a variety of STEM disciplines to fulfill this goal.
Dennis Courtney is on staff at Your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and is very active in the community. His passion for STEM education is derived from critical workforce needs in our communities and the many years spent as a college engineering instructor. He spent several years working with disadvantaged youth in robotics and developing successful STEM programs in Georgia that resulted in a game changer education shift that affects hundreds of students each year.
Prior to entering the classroom, Dennis worked in the aerospace industry with both commercial and Government projects as a Director. He served and is retired from the United States Navy as a flight engineer, holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University and a Bachelors Degree of Science from SNU, Bethany, OK. When not building robots or guiding students in STEM projects, Dennis enjoys spending time with family and friends.