Photo courtesty of the Siemens Foundation - Andrew Xu of San Francisco, Kevin Chang of Plano and Kevin Tian of Austin, won the $6,000 team scholarship at the Siemens Foundations regional competition in math, science and technology last weekend in Austin. The three will advance to the finals in Washington, D.C., next month. Kevin Chang has a passion for problem solving -- so much so that he transferred from Jasper High School to take college courses and enhance his math and engineering talents. Today, the 16-year-old Plano resident is taking his scientific research on the road to Washington D.C., where he will compete for national...
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UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science leads the nation in Siemens Competition finalists and semifinalists
The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas lead the nation in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. TAMS had five regional finalists and 14 semifinalists, more than any other school in the nation. The Siemens Competition is the nation’s leading original research competition in math, science and technology for high school students. The contest awards college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 in individual and team categories. TAMS is a unique, two-year residential program at the University of North Texas for high school-aged Texas students who are...
DENTON (UNT), Texas Seventeen-year-old David Chi has been involved with several research projects since arriving at the University of North Texas, but it wasnt until this past summer that Chi fully-appreciated the human side of research. This past summer Chi, a senior in UNTs Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences, began volunteering at the Center of Hope, a homeless shelter for women and children in Dallas. Soon after he began his work at the shelter, he was invited to join a UT Southwestern research study examining the healthcare needs of the homeless population in Dallas....
Parties to debate issues
A debate between local Republicans and Democrats is planned for Thursday at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas. Representatives from the Denton County Republican and Democratic parties will debate national issues such as the economy, health care and education beginning at 8 p.m. in McConnell Hall, on Sycamore Street at Avenue C. Denton City Council member Kevin Roden will moderate the debate.
In The Schools
08:36 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Two Denton County school districts were recently named recipients of the Texas Comptrollers 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award. The Aubrey and Lake Dallas school districts were recognized along with 44 other Texas school districts and charters for achieving substantial academic growth among students while keeping expenditure costs relatively low. Each year, the state comptrollers office releases the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST), which examines academic progress and spending at Texas public and charter school districts and campuses. The report rates public and charter school...