Posts tagged University of Texas at Dallas

Patricia Martinez and Zharkynay Christian of the Nanotechnology Department at UT Dallas introduced a group of middle school girls to nanotechnology. The girls, who are in Girls Inc., participated in a two-week summer camp at Richland College and UT Dallas.

Middle School Girls Geek Out On Science At UT Dallas

About half of the U.S workforce is female, but only 1 in 4 jobs in STEM fields go to women. We checked out a summer camp at the University of Texas in Dallas that aims to get girls excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

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The Texas Tribune presented a daylong symposium on STEM education at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Attracting More Girls To STEM Fields

Getting kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math can be a challenge for teachers. It can be even more challenging if the students are girls. That’s just one of the many topics that came up during a discussion about tomorrow’s workforce at Texas Tribune’s Symposium on STEM Education on Monday.

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Number of International Students At U.S. Colleges On The Rise


Lu Han and Jing Zhao are both from China now studying at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Stella M. Chávez

Lu Han and Jing Zhao are both from China now studying at the University of Texas at Dallas.

There are more foreign students in the U.S. than ever before. Texas ranks third in the nation. That’s according to the latest Open Doors Report released Monday by the nonprofit Institute of International Education. The University of Texas at Dallas has the third-highest number of international students in the state. KERA visited the campus to hear from students who’ve made the decision to leave their home country in search of a higher education.

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Boosting Brain Power At Edison Middle School

Thomas Edison Middle Learning Center in West Dallas is set to become the first brain-trained center in the country. KERA’s BJ Austin reports that the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas is taking its Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training program, otherwise known as SMART, to the school to help teach students how to think and learn.

This intiative comes on the heels of new research showing that poverty can affect a child’s cognitive ability. As it turns out, Edison is in the the country’s 11th poorest zip code.

West Dallas Middle Schoolers Get Brain TrainingThe brain of a middle school child is a mystery. If you’re a parent, you may have found yourself saying “What were you thinking?” or “Use your brain”. That’s just what 6 th, 7 th and 8 th graders in West Dallas are going to do at a brain-training boot camp.

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