Monthly Archives: May 2013

U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference June 17-19

Dr. John Chandler, Director of the Texas Tech T-STEM Center, will be presenting a session with Dr. Karen Symms Gallagher, Dean of USC Rossier School of Education, and Dave Saba, Chief Operating Officer at the National Math and Science Initiative. Their session #604 and is titled “The Front Lines: On the Job Training for STEM Teachers”. Look for them on Wednesday at 10:00!

2013 TAME-Encana Scholars

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering has announced the 2013 TAME-Encana Scholars. They are:

  • Sergio Aleman, San Antonio (University of Texas at Austin, Biology)
  • Rachel Andrews, Fort Worth (University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics)
  • Nicole Aragon, Fort Worth (University of Texas at Dallas, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Antonio Bujanda, Presidio (Texas Tech University, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Daniel Guajardo, Lubbock (University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering)
  • Nancy Kha, Pflugerville (University of Texas at Austin, Biology)
  • Saahil Mehta, Amarillo (Harvard University, Physics)
  • Veronica Miles, Amarillo (Xavier University of Louisiana, Biology Pre-med)
  • Zoi Thompson, Pflugerville (University of Texas at Austin, Environmental Science)

The announcement goes on:

Sponsored by Encana, this annual award is offered to high school seniors who have participated in TAME programs, demonstrate academic excellence, and are pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Each recipient will receive a $2,500 award for the academic year.

The scholarship recipients were chosen from a slate of deserving candidates representing almost all chapters across Texas. A selection committee comprised of TAME Board Members and Encana representatives selected the recipients based on their applications, academic performance, essays, and letters of recommendation.

Three other students are currently being considered for TAME scholarships at Texas A&M University. Current TAME Scholars will be invited to apply for “Evergreen Scholarships” sponsored by Conoco Phillips.

Congratulations to all the TAME Scholars!

Construction Bond Election Passed for Roscoe ISD

Congratulations to Roscoe ISD. The Construction Bond Election was successful, so they will be able to construct a Research Center with ground breaking planned for this summer. The hope is that the Center will be ready for the 2014-2015 school year.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology from TeachThought

I found this infographic at TeachThought and hope others will enjoy.

7 Habits of Teachers Who Use Tech

Michael’s Hover Craft

Michael, a third grade student at Harmony Science Academy – Lubbock, built a hover craft with the help of his parents. When I visited Harmony a few weeks ago, Michael and his mother, Gloria, showed me how it works, and I was very impressed that Michael had been able to create it. Then Michael gave me a great demonstration of the hover craft!

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You can see that the hover craft is waiting to be inflated in the first picture, it’s partially inflated when Michael climbs aboard, and when it’s fully inflated, Michael went sliding smoothly around the room.

Way to go, Michael!