SEM Spark STEM Event

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Who:​ 7th and 8th grade middle school girls

What:​ STEM Outreach Event for middle school girls led by the students of Science and Engineering Magnet National Honor Society.

Where:​ School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, 1201 E 8th St #216, Dallas, TX 75203

When: ​Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Why:​ To encourage and motivate more girls to pursue STEM by introducing them to various STEM fields through hands-on activities, interactive lessons, and unique opportunities in the sciences.

Two Sessions:​ 8am-12:30pm and 1pm-5:30pm

Cost: ​Free! Space is limited. Will take first 200 girls. 100 limit per morning and afternoon session.

Questions?​ Contact ​​ Website and Registration:​ ​Follow us on Instagram (@SEMSparkSTEM)

Download the flyer.

Districtwide College Fair and Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase

High school juniors and seniors who want to attend college, but are unsure of exactly how to make that happen, are in luck.

The Districtwide College Fair and Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase is set for Sept. 19 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 Polk St. and nearby D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School. Hundreds of representatives from colleges near and far will be there to meet face-to-face and answer questions. Students should see their high school counselor to sign up for free admission and transportation.

Parents are welcome to attend the event and encouraged to bring their own questions about financial aid, campus safety and student access to campus medical care.

See this article at DISD for more information.

Dallas ISD high school students invited to free ACT Boot Camps

Dallas ISD high school students can attend an ACT Boot Camp taught by Princeton Review Teachers for free!

The free boot camps are being held Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 at six high schools. There are only 35 spots at each location. Students can sign up here.

The free ACT Boot Camps will run 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at:

  • Townview Center
  • H. Grady Spruce High School
  • James Madison High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Justin F. Kimball High School
  • Moises E. Molina High School

Free Museum Day

On September 22nd, 2018 you can get a free museum pass for you and a friend. Many Dallas / Fort Worth museums are participating:

“Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for two people.”

Follow this link to get more information.

Calling Coders for the Congressional App Challenge

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is hosting the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Congresswoman Johnson invites all middle and high school students from the TX-30 Congressional District to participate in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

This competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. We strongly encourage students of all skill levels to participate, to learn how to create their own apps. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, as long as two of the teammates are eligible to participate in our district. Students are encouraged to register online by Sept 10th, before submitting their app by the October 15th deadline.

The apps will be evaluated by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields The winning app from each congressional district which hosted a Challenge will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website ( and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit.

To learn more about the competition or to submit an app go to the website .

Dominique Brown
Director of District Projects
District Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson – TX30
1825 Market Center Boulevard, Suite 440
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 922-8885 office
(214) 922-7028  fax