The Program YES! Youth Empowered for Success will provide young Texans with meaningful insight into the workings of policymaking and the art of civic engagement. Students will leave with new skills to be applied in their own communities — on campus, online, and in the field when serving others.
Who Can Apply? The initial application period for rising seniors (Class of 2020) has ended; however, new spots are now open for rising juniors (Class of 2021).
The 5th annual Herrman & Herrman scholarship is now open to Texas students! This year, students are to enter the contest with an array of options – an essay, song, poem, or infographic. Alongside this, they are to nominate a teacher who inspired their creativity. The winning Texas applicant will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and their teacher will receive $1,000 as well. Three Texas winners will be selected, totaling $5,000 in scholarships!
The Junior Board at the Dallas Holocaust Museum will be holding a speaker event featuring Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben on Sunday, March 31st. High school and college students are invited to learn about Mr. Glauben’s experiences under Nazi rule and discuss how to be an Upstander, or someone who stands up for the rights of others, in today’s society. The purpose of this speaker event is to educate the youth of today so that they may create a better tomorrow. An optional tour of the museum will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. before the event, and the main program is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. After Mr. Glauben speaks, students will be invited to break into small discussion groups to talk about the steps they can take to be Upstanders. All high school and college students who are interested are welcome to come to this free event. Free food and parking will be provided. More information here.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 FROM 10AM – 1PM SAMMONS PARK – 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
In partnership with talkSTEM, AT&T Performing Arts Center invites you to join us for the third annual Pi Day Math Festival featuring walkSTEM.
The festival will showcase the many ways in which math impacts our world – in art, nature, science and more. Enjoy fun math-related activities from a variety of exhibitors.
Participating organizations include: · Dallas Zoo · Southern Methodist University · Dallas Museum of Art · KERA · Microsoft Shop at NorthPark Center · Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas · Museum of Geometric and MADI Art · Dallas Innovation Alliance · Bold Idea · Love Field Airport · Texas Legends · Dallas ISD Environmental Education Center · Dallas County Community College District · Dallas Opera · UT Arlington (Math Dept and Architecture & Urban Planning Dept) · Dallas Public Library · Dallas Arboretum · City Lab High School (Dallas ISD) · Perot Museum of Nature and Science · UT Southwestern Medical Center · Dallas Jazz Piano Society
NEW THIS YEAR!
STEM in the Dallas Arts District: A Special Pi Day Panel Discussion Moderated by Sam Baker, KERA’s Senior Editor and Morning Edition Host 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
STEM is everywhere! Learn how science, technology, engineering and math play a part in bringing the arts to life in the Dallas Arts District during this family-friendly conversation. Representatives from the Perot Museum of Nature & Science, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Opera will discuss how they use STEM in their careers every day.
The Pi Day Math Festival is open to families, teachers and interested grown-ups. No unaccompanied minors permitted.