UTeach Dallas in the News
Listed below are current and previous news stories about UTeach and UTeach Dallas.
Communities Foundation of Texas Awards More Than $1.3 Million in Grants to Improve Middle School Education in North Texas
U.S. News & World Report Feb 2, 2014
Universities are responding to President Obama’s State of the Union call to better educate the future workforce. Five more universities will start UTeach programs in the fall of 2014 to simultaneously award undergraduates STEM degrees and teaching credentials. Read full story here
The President’s Viewpoint April 2013
In 2007, Amiee Himler enrolled in UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a field she loves—mathematics. The Terry Scholar was given an opportunity to try out a new initiative at the University called UTeach Dallas, and she fell in love again—with teaching. ….. Read full story here
April 3, 2013
National Math + Science Initiative Blog
A special event was held today at the Perot Museum of Science and Nature celebrating the impact of the UTeach program on education in the DFW area. The three UTeach programs in the North Texas region have experienced rapid growth in recent years:
- UTeach Dallas at UTD has grown from 24 students the first semester to its current 350 students, a 1350 percent increase. Recent graduates are all employed in school systems or science learning centers or have gone on the graduate school. The 100-plus graduates since the program’s inception could potentially impact about 79,000 middle and high school students by 2019. Read full story
Apr. 3, 2013
Grants Will Further Advance Math and Science Teacher Training in Growing Program. Dallas-area foundations and industry partners in science and technology have provided $2 million to support an innovative program at The University of Texas at Dallas aimed at training the teachers who will inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, doctors and entrepreneurs. read full story
Communities Foundation of Texas Press Release 10/15/12.
“The Communities Foundation of Texas has announced eight grants totaling more than $2 million to seven nonprofits working to improve middle school education in the Dallas area. Awarded through the foundation’s community impact funds, the grants will support efforts to recruit and train high-quality teachers and administrators to serve in at-risk middle schools across North Texas. Grant recipients include the University of Texas at Dallas (UTeach Dallas), which was awarded $500,000 over three years to actively recruit, through its UTeach Dallas program, STEM majors to teach in high-need urban middle school math and science classrooms;”…..read full press release
Published on Sep 28, 2012
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June 18, 2012
Giant slingshots, model rockets and home-made hot air balloons are all part of the plan at the annual UT Dallas Physics Camp for Girls to inspire more girls to study science. read more
Jun. 06, 2012
“As a planetary scientist, I am very excited about this. An astronomical phenomenon like this is a very rare event, and it will also coincide with the research found with NASA’s Kepler [telescope].” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more
Feb 8, 2012
UTeach alumnus Gianfranco Herrera knows kids can be a tough crowd when he is presenting one of his science demonstrations. But more often than not, they’re in awe. read more
It’s no wonder school districts pay a premium for secondary math and science teachers: There just aren’t enough to go around. Read feature
July 25, 2011
Eighteen educators from area school districts spent part of their summer at UT Dallas in a program sponsored by Texas Instruments to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read the full story
February 8, 2011
During his State of the Union address in January 2011, President Obama “announced an initiative to train 100,000 new teachers in mathematics, science, technology, and engineering, or STEM subjects. He plans to expand ‘promising and effective teacher preparation models’ for STEM teachers.” Read the full story.
April 21, 2010
“And we also need to reward states that are placing outstanding teachers in schools and subjects — like math and science — where they’re needed most. That’s one way to foster the next generation of math and science teachers. And by the way, everyone has a role to play in training these teachers. So universities and nonprofit organizations can launch programs like UTeach at UT Austin that allows aspiring teachers to get a math or science degree and teaching certificate at the same time. And businesses can follow the examples of Intel and Microsoft by developing the software tools and cutting-edge technologies that prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s teachers…”
February 9, 2010
A $500,000 gift from the O’Donnell Foundation will support the UTeach Dallas endowment and provide flexibility to support scholarships, internships, and other aspects of the program. Read the full story.
September 10, 2009
Texas Instruments Foundation Funding to Help Mentor Future Science Teachers
Increasing the supply of qualified math and science teachers in America’s secondary schools received a big boost Wednesday when the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation awarded a $450,000 grant to UTeach Dallas. Read the full story.
September 1, 2009
Tech Titan Award Recognizes Program to Interest Students in Math and Sciences
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), the largest technology trade organization in Texas, has awarded UTeach Dallas the 2009 Tech Titan of the Future award in the university category at a ceremony. Read the full story.
December 06, 2007
DALLAS – Gov. Perry today participated in the presentation of a $2.4 million grant over a five year period from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to the University of Texas (UT) at Dallas to replicate the UTeach program, which will certify UT Dallas undergraduates to become high school math and science teachers. UT Dallas is one of 12 sites nationally to be awarded a replication grant.
“Texas is once again leading the nation with winning ideas, such as the UTeach program, which will help us close the math and science gap in today’s schools, before it becomes a salary gap in tomorrow’s workplace and an opportunity gap for Texas families.” Read the full story.