Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

Bringing Education Outdoors: Dallas Arboretum Receives $50,000 for STEM Education Program

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden encourages students to learn outside of the classroom with an innovative STEM Education program. 

More than 100,000 students are taught by the Arboretum Education team each year and their education program is about to …

Three Ways Education Design Can Further Establish Dallas as a Hub for Innovation

Posted by Holly Ragan

An exciting new report from the Dallas Regional Chamber, Southern Methodist University, Accenture, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas analyzes the city’s innovation economy and offers recommendations for actions to accelerate its growth.

To fuel this push, the DFW Regional

Dallas Millennial Club Shows Students Science’s Fun Side at Celebrate STEM in the Park

Posted by Rachel Linch

Standing in the middle of Klyde Warren Park on Saturday, 10-year-old Grace Raby picked up another colored bead to complete her handmade suncatcher. Music filled the air as she held up her creation with a big smile on her face,

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 …

Innovation Study: DFW Should Embrace its Sprawl & Work Together to Propel its Growth, Identity as ‘Hub for Innovation’

Posted by Heather Noel

It’s said there’s power in numbers and as North Texas looks to accelerate the growth and success of its innovation economy it’s going to take a communitywide effort, according to a study released Thursday.

Startups, corporations, investors, universities, government, social …

Robotics Contest Getting a Reboot for Denton Students

Posted by Lance Murray

After a five-year hiatus, DC BEST is on its way back.

The name is an acronym for Denton County’s Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology Robotics competition, a six-week extracurricular robotics contest in the fall for Denton County middle and high …

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 …

STEM-focused Walking Tours Pick Up Stride in Dallas Area

Posted by Meredith McGrath

The walkSTEM program, an initiative launched by education nonprofit talkSTEM last year, has expanded to reveal the breadth of math and science found in more everyday environments throughout the city.

The Dallas nonprofit’s first docent-led walks in 2017 navigated groups …

Dollars for Good: UTA Gets $1.5M NSF Grant, TI Grant Focuses on STEM, UNT Library Innovation Grant Awarded,

Posted by Rachel Linch

$1.5M GRANT TO HELP UTA STUDENTS TO GET SECONDARY TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at the University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation.

The …

Drone Kits Make STEM Lessons Fun & Get Students Learning

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorEveryone seems to have a different solution for invigorating STEM education for K-12 students. OnPoynt Aerial Solutions’ founders didn’t wait around for studies, however. The husband and wife team put together hands-on kits that allow students to open a box,

Conrad HS Students Win National Contest With App Detailing Health, Education Events

Posted by Rachel Linch

A team of Dallas ISD high school students are being nationally recognized for an app they created to help their economically disadvantaged classmates and community. 

Klinik, an app that provides convenient access to basic essentials, was recently named one of …

Developing the Technology Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted by Jenn Hulett

When I was in the first grade, I wanted to be a Girl Scout. Earning badges and wearing the uniform was majorly appealing to my six-year-old self. Unfortunately, my mother was putting herself through college during the day by working …

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 …

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 …

Capital One Marks 10 Years in Plano With Grants, STEM Education & a Look at the Future

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Capital One celebrated the 10th anniversary of its regional headquarters in Plano by awarding grants to 10 nonprofits and having dynamic speakers talk about empowering the next generation of engineers and scientists through education.

Peter Diamandis talked about the power …

Art, Heart, and Smarts:
Our Creative Tech Future in DFW

Posted by Sanjiv Yajnik

It’s been a year since Capital One launched a report highlighting the economic, technological and social developments that are shaping our region. We are entering a time of unprecedented change that will impact every area of our lives. No one …

Texas Instruments Coding Contest Challenges Students

Posted by Katie Kelton

As summer approaches, Dallas-based tech giant Texas Instruments has launched a new coding contest aimed at keeping students interested and curious about STEM through the end of the spring semester. 

TI recently announced the contest called TI Codes that challenges …