Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

9 North Texas Students Among Siemens Regional Finalists

Posted by Lance Murray

Nine North Texas high school students are among the 101 regional finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, one of the premier research competitions for high school students in the nation.

Regional finalists were chose from a

Plano Game Developer Calls Upon STEM ‘Superheroes’ in New Card Game

Posted by Heather Noel

A Plano game developer is hoping its new card game will offer a fun way for young learners to get engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and show that not all superheroes wear capes. 

From physicist and mathematician Isaac …

Junior League of Dallas Announces Recipients of ‘Innovative Teaching’ Grants

Posted by Jewels Clark

Junior League of Dallas is helping educators bring fun and educational projects to life through its signature grant program.

JLD recently awarded grants totaling $123,307 to 69 Dallas ISD educators through its Grants For Innovative Teaching program.

The grants go …

Meet Rover, Texas Instrument’s First Educational Robot

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

North Texas students recently had the opportunity to test drive Texas Instruments’ newest educational robot. 

TI-Innovator Rover is the Dallas-based semiconductor company’s first robotics solution for middle and high school students. 

It can connect to the TI-Innovator hub, a classroom …

Calling App Developers: Dallas USPTO Office Backs Congressional Challenge to Spur Interest in Science, Math, and Tech

Posted by Dave Moore

There’s an enormous sign taped to America’s plate-glass window: “HELP WANTED: 250,000 Programmers Needed ASAP.”

The dire need for software developers and other workers with math and science skills in the U.S. spurred the creation of the Congressional App Challenge. …

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 …

What’s New and Next in Education:
Back-to-School Edition

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Back-to-school. We’re in the thick of it, and we know many of our Dallas Innovators are too. There’s a lot happening in the education landscape in Dallas-Fort Worth this week.

Here’s some of the best of what’s new and next.

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,

Girl Scout Summer Camp Introduces Young Women to Pharmaceutical Careers

Posted by Mallory Houser

Fifteen-year-old Celeste Wang and 16-year-old Victoria Taylor aren’t afraid of a little competition from their fellow male classmates, especially when it comes to subjects like math and science.

“I actually like that more, the competitive nature,” Wang said. “I’m like, …

TWU Dance Alumna Receives Fellowship to Write Feminist Choreography Book

Posted by Mallory Houser

Texas Woman’s University alumna Candice Salyers has received a $30,000 fellowship from the American Association of University Women to write a book on feminist choreography. 

Based on criteria such as excellence in teaching and commitment to women’s issues, the AAUW