It may seem like we’ve been hibernating – but spring is in full swing for talkSTEM! We started 2020 strong with some fun community events (photos below) and it’s just the beginning…
We’d like to share with you 5 (of many) reasons why talkSTEM’s spring is jam packed with STEM.
1.One Month Till Pi Day…The Countdown Begins!
We are just one month away from March 14, 2020, and our 4th annual Pi Day Math Festival! About 30 local organizations will join us in the AT&T Performing Arts Center (our fabulous partner) prepared with fun, kid-friendly activities. We are planning exclusive walkSTEM tours through the Dallas Arts District, live performances by Texins Jazz Band and Dallas Black Dance Theatre and more! The event is free, but we suggest you register here to get more information.
2.For the Love of Math, and Valentine’s Day
Even if you heart doesn’t beat for all things STEM, you can still find ways to easily implement STEM activities with your young Valentine- no STEM background required! Paper heart cut outs can turn into a symmetry lesson, How many ways can you fold this heart with it looking the same on each side? Counting candies and valentines can turn into estimation, If you were to guess, how many valentines did you get WITHOUT counting them all?
3.National Engineers Week
National Engineers Week is recognized on February 16th through 22nd and we are celebrating with UT Dallas! On Saturday, February 15th we will host an activity table at UTD’s Explore Engineering Day. Bring your family and learn something unexpected about the realm of engineering – and go on a walkSTEM tour, too!
4.Young Professionals Group Launch
talkSTEM launched a new Young Professionals Group this year and we are excited to see what this group will accomplish! The talkSTEM YPG was founded so that young professionals with interest in STEM education could network, work with peers, and support local students interested in STEM. The YPG invites professionals across all disciplines and academic backgrounds to gather to improve the equity and accessibility of STEM education.
Young Professionals at Dallas Renaissance’s Black Excellence in STEM Family Night.
We are accepting 2020 members now, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to join.
5. 2020 So Far!
So far, 2020 has proven to be a year for bigger and better programs, supporting even more students, flourishing partnerships and the budding of new ones!
January started off strong with the largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math expo in Texas, the Dallas ISD STEM Expo!
Students work on their pointillism inspired artwork, combining math and art!
Tis the season for STEM Expos, as we also attended the Waxahachie ISD STEAM Expo!
Over 400 people visited talkSTEM’s travel booths where we explored the STEM around us.
We celebrated Lunar New Year at NorthPark Center’s ArtROCKS!. We thoroughly enjoy participating in the ArtROCKS! program series each year.
talkSTEM YPG Chair, Josh Ke, helps measure the giant milk jug at ArtROCKS!
What a great way to share the vast connections between Art, Humanities and STEM!
We are honored to be part of The Dallas Renaissance’s event, Black Excellence in STEM Family Night, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Founder and Director, Dr. Koshi Dhingra, with Young Professional Volunteers at Dallas Renaissance’s event.
We had a great time engaging with families, learning from one another, and exploring the STEM found at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science!
We celebrated the International Women in Science Day with Imagine Science at Lakewest YMCA!
Learning angles through dance at the Imagine Science Girls in Science event.
These young women joined us to learn about the hidden math found in dance. They demonstrated acute and obtuse angles while watching Nycole Ray, Artistic Director at Dallas Black Dance Theatre, perform. We are inspired to find the fun in STEM, again!
We look forward to what the rest of 2020 will bring!