Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

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 …