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Middle-School Girls to Get Taste of Science at STEM Academy (Jan. 25, 2013, UT Dallas News Center) - Sixty-five African-American middle-school girls from the Dallas Independent School District will visit the UT Dallas campus this Saturday to walk on a liquid and solve a “whodunit” using fingerprint analysis.

Robot Contest Showcases Technical, Creative Skills (Nov. 15, 2012, UT Dallas News Center) - UT Dallas sponsored and hosted the 2012 Texas BEST Regional Robotics Championship at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Nov. 10. Fifty-eight teams of middle- and high-school students from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona qualified to participate in the event.

Putting Their Futures in Motion (Nov. 11, 2012, Dallas Morning News) - Nearly 60 teams of middle and high school students carried in robots made of wheels, PVC pipe and wood for the annual Texas BEST Regional Robotics Championship in Garland on Saturday. Filling the arena floor of the Curtis Culwell Center, students from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona made final tweaks to the contraptions they had been working on for six weeks to compete in this year's game portion in the regional competition, hosted by the University of Texas at Dallas.

UTD Brings Summer Science to Smith Library (Aug. 8, 2012, The Wylie News) - Wylie students spend the summer experimenting with robots and crime-scene investigation techniques through workshops led by the Center's Contact Science program.

Texas BEST Robotics - Regional competition brings champions from Texas and New Mexico on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, 2011.

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition - Hosted by UT Dallas at Parish Episcopal School, Midway campus on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Robots to Battle it Out in 2 UT Dallas Competitions (Dec. 3, 2010, UT Dallas News Center)
Usually home to basketball and volleyball action, the UT Dallas gym will be commandeered by robots for the next two Saturdays.

Volunteers Learn How to Help Kids Learn Science (Aug. 26, 2010, UT Dallas News Center)
More than a dozen local high-tech employees and other volunteers will gather at UT Dallas this week before fanning out next month to teach, encourage, prod, cheerlead and otherwise interact with kids, all in the interest of promoting an interest in science.

Nobel Prof Gives Schools High-Powered Science Help (May 28, 2009, UT Dallas News Center)
The scientist who co-discovered the first binary pulsar is tackling a new challenge these days: how to invigorate science education in the nation’s K-12 classrooms. Dr. Russell Hulse, along with Dr. Joe Taylor from Princeton University, received the 1993 Nobel Prize in physics for discovering two dense, collapsed stars closely orbiting each other.


Updated: February 16, 2016