UTeach Dallas in the News
Listed below are current and previous news stories about UTeach and UTeach Dallas.
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.