UTeach Dallas in the News

Rick Perry

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


Annual Physics Camp Aims to Hook Girls on Science

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


Students Watch Venus Cross Between Earth and Sun

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

UTeach Grad Strives to Build Science Excitement

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


Featured on Change the Equation

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


TI Program Energizes Science and Math Teachers

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

Obama Launches Initiative to Train 100,000 New STEM Teachers

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.

President Obama Mentions UTeach in National Address

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…"

Gift to Boost Ranks of Math and Science 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.


UTeach Dallas Awarded Support for Master Teachers

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.


UTeach Dallas Lauded as a Bridge to the Future

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.