Posts Tagged ‘STEM education’

National Math and Science Initiative CEO Talks Spreading STEM Education & What’s Inspired Him Along the Way

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The National Math and Science Initiative already has made great strides spreading science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum to thousands of classrooms across the country.

Now, under the leadership of former astronaut and physiologist Bernard Harris Jr., NMSI has partnered …

4 Ways Community Leaders Say We Can Better Prepare the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow

Posted by Heather Noel

Jobs requiring science, technology, engineering, and math skills are on the rise, but in 2018 millions of these positions are expected to go unfilled in the U.S.

It’s an economic dilemma that can be traced back to the types of …

Volunteers Needed for Event Looking to Empower Future Game Developers

Posted by Rachel Linch

Organizers of an upcoming Plano gaming workshop for young girls are looking for volunteers to help inspire future generations of creators, engineers, and designers. 

Media and information company Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Girls Make Games to put on …

Narrowing the Gender Gap: North Texas Groups Empowering Girls in STEM

Posted by Isabella Couture

The popular phrase “breaking the glass ceiling” has brought awareness to the issue of gender inequality in the workplace, primarily with regard to upper mobility and pay. But, with stereotypes firmly in place, gender inequality also exists in terms of

NASA Engineer Lesa Roe Bringing Pioneering Spirit to UNT System

Posted by Heather Noel

One thing NASA veteran Lesa Roe has learned six months into her role as the first female chancellor of the University of North Texas System — higher education is not all that different from working for America’s space agency.  

“Quite …

Two Richland HS Students Take First at State STEM Competition

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Students from North Texas worked to solve engineering challenges designed by Raytheon in the recent State STEM Competition.

The annual STEM competition is coordinated by the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering. The April 28 event marked 33 years …

Irving-based SER National to Host STEM Event for Students

Posted by Taylor Lowder

SER National, an Irving nonprofit geared toward improving education and employment for Hispanics and other underserved populations, will host its first Community Day event for students trying to plan their futures.

SER National invites high school and college students as …

RoboKind’s New Robot Teaching Kids to Be Tomorrow’s Coders

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Jett makes an embarrassed face, then raises his arm in dramatic style like Shakespeare before breaking into a dance routine.

All the commands were fed into Jett, a two-foot tall robot, by elementary students at Pantego Christian Academy. They drag …

Campfires, Camping Take Back Seat to Coding, Sciences at Girl Scouts’ STEM Center

Posted by Dave Moore

Campfires and Thin Mints are set aside for coding, astronomy, and physics at the Girl Scouts’ STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars.

The center, which opens to the public this weekend, marks the Girl Scouts of USA’s …

ColorComm Dallas Joining in National Service Day

Posted by Heather Noel

The Dallas chapter of ColorComm will participate in the communications industry group’s first national day of service in observance of Women’s History Month.

This Saturday, the women professionals of color in communications, advertising, media, and marketing will partner with the …

Boost to Education: Cognizant Gives $100M for STEM, American Airlines Awards Grants for Flight Instruction

Posted by Lance Murray

COGNIZANT DEVOTING $100 MILLION TO STEM EDUCATION

Cognizant is establishing a nonprofit foundation to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education.

The multinational IT company, which has an office in Irving, announced its plans to set up a new nonprofit …

ExploreLearning Boosts STEM Education Power With IS3D Buy

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

ExploreLearning, the company that offers interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12, has acquired IS3D LLC for an undisclosed cost.

IS3D, an Athens, Georgia-based startup, developed Cogent Education Interactive Cases, which place students in the roles of science, technology, …

Dallas EdTech Startup Finds Partnerships are Key for Growth

Posted by Heather Noel

When Tech EdVentures started offering its technology courses three years ago, it had 16 students.

Now, it provides instruction at 16 locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and has touched the lives of more than 3,000 children.

With the growth, there has …

TI Giving $6.2M for STEM Education, With Majority Focused on Teacher Effectiveness

Posted by Heather Noel

Texas Instruments and its corporate foundation plan to give out $6.2 million in grants this year for science, technology, engineering and math education in grades K-12.

Out of the grant total, 85 percent, or $5.3 million, will fund teacher recruitment,

SMU STEM Academy Launches DISD Teachers to New Heights

Posted by Mallory Houser

This summer, Dallas ISD teachers are experiencing a new approach to professional development, unleashing their inner student spirits. 

In an effort to increase students’ interest and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics coursework, Southern Methodist University has collaborated with …

Dallas ISD Offers Free STEM Camps to Students

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Dallas area students with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math are spending the month of June exploring fundamentals of robotics, forensics, and other topics. 

Dallas ISD’s STEM Department is hosting 40 camps for students in grades first through …

Frisco ISD Freshmen Win National Eco Contest

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A group of Frisco ISD freshman were named the high school winners in a national environmental contest by reconstructing landfill waste into musical instruments.

The Second Chance Band team, made up of five Lebanon Trail High School students, won $30,000 …

North Texas Student Research on Display in Regional Science Fair

Posted by Heather Noel

North Texas students will be showcasing their scientific works Sunday and Monday at University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center as part of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

In its 66th year, the fair is …

DFW Teams Headed to World Robotics Event

Posted by Julia Batlle

Three area student teams placed for their innovative designs at the ninth annual North Texas FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament Feb. 4 at Parish Episcopal School.

The annual competition, produced by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, …

From Robots to Drones, DISD Event Puts STEM in Focus

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

A robot battle on the ground, drones flying in the air, and 3D printing competitions rounded out the STEM Expo Saturday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

The event included 150 exhibits and competitions for elementary to high school