The University of Texas at Arlington News Releases
The UTeach Arlington secondary math and science teacher preparation program at The University of Texas at Arlington has been selected for a grant by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to benefit UTeach students and youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County.
UTeach students and student teacher.
The initiative, named Maverick STEMbrace Success at Boys & Girls Club of Arlington, provides a one-year, $120,624 grant to benefit both entities. The grant will help recruit and support UTA science, mathematics and computer science majors who are pursuing secondary teacher certification while they serve Boys & Girls Club youth in an after-school STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. program.
The proposal was selected for funding by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, a public charity organization which was created to ensure financial resources acquired from the city’s natural gas drilling activities benefit Arlington and its citizens now and in the future.
“We are very grateful to the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation for this gift,” said Greg Hale, UTeach Arlington co-director and assistant dean of the College of Science. “It is allowing us to place eight of our great UTeach Arlington students in Boys & Girls Clubs around Arlington, serving as role models and bringing fun STEM activities to hundreds of children in their after-school programs.
“Our goals are to further increase the number of secondary STEM teachers produced at UTA and to foster the STEM interests of Boys & Girls Club youth.”
Carolyn Mentesana, executive director of Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, said the organization sees the grant as a perfect opportunity to help two great programs which are joining together to boost STEM education.
“All of us at the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation are delighted to support this innovative venture and to acknowledge the powerful partnership between the UTeach Arlington program and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington to help recruit and support UTA math, science and computer …