Chess in Education: Camps

The UT Dallas Chess Program spreads enthusiasm for the game year-round.

Summer chess camps engage children in intellectual pursuit while building social skills. Many campers return year after year to build their skills and see friends. Some campers even bring their parents or grandparents for friendly familial competition!

Registration begins each winter for the following summer’s camps. Sign your child up early to receive discounts and ensure their spot at the chess boards.

Register now for 2014 Summer Chess Camp
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Chess in Education: Courses

UT Dallas students can also learn how to teach chess during the regular academic year. Dr. Alexey Root, 1989 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, has taught the two chess online courses offered since they were first launched in fall 2001. Classes are offered through the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and may be completed for academic credit by both undergraduate and graduate-level students.

The Chess in Education section lists all the courses and course signup can be done on the course lookup page.

ED 4358 fulfills the Certificate in Critical Communication Skills (C3) written communication requirement.

ED 4359 fulfills the Certificate in Critical Communication Skills (C3) written communication requirement.

Chess in Education: Research

UT Dallas researchers are also busy at work. Center for BrainHealth Assistant Professor Daniel Krawczyk received $39,500 to study the effects of expertise on the brain.

The study, titled "The Neural Basis of Extreme Visual Expertise." was designed to measure the differences between how chess experts and novice players visualize a chess board and comprehend the complex game.