Education Professors Invent Soccer Game to Spark Students’ Interest in Engineering, Computer Science
An interactive, computer soccer game designed to spur middle and high school students' interest in computer science and engineering and teach basic computer programming skills has been developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Dr. Mary Wheeler, a noted computational researcher at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The Student Engineering Council, along with Goodwill Computer Works, will hold an Austin-wide electronic waste (e-waste) drive to collect unused and disposable electronics and electronic parts that cannot be disposed of through standard methods of waste collection and recycling.
The Women in Engineering Program expects more than 1,000 Central Texas girls to attend Girl Day to participate in age-appropriate, hands-on activities such as designing an electrical circuit to create their own Electric Butterfly, designing their own bubble wand and creating the bounciest ball.
Adam Heller, an acclaimed chemical engineering research professor and professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected a fellow into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), along with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela, actor James Earl Jones, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and singer/humanitarian Bono.
Four faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The University of Texas at Austin is among the top three universities sending students abroad and the Top 10 universities educating international students, according to the new "Open Doors" report, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Not Your Mama's Science Class: Back when boomers were driving Pinto hatchbacks to Friday night football games and rocking out to Led Zeppelin on the eight-track, it wasn't cool to like science and math. If you loved physics and others got wind of it, you could suffer for your passion.
Event: The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) is holding its 14th Annual Meeting, titled "From Legislation to Implementation: Achieving Excellence in STEM Education." The keynote address will be delivered by state Rep. Donna Howard, a member of the House's Higher Education Committee.
Engineers, Educators, Science Cohorts Gather for Conference Seeking to Recruit More Girls to Technical Fields
More than 100 educators, business representatives and advocates of technical fields will gather for the Texas Girls Collaborative Project Kick-off Conference to network and forge partnerships that seek to increase the number of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.