Essays are written in research paper format, with a length of 1,500-2,500 words. Students are encouraged to explore their own communities for topics, and to conduct original research based on primary sources.
All essays that meet the basic competition requirements will be entered in judging and receive feedback on their work. Judges will nominate their best papers for consideration as state finalists. Students who are selected as state finalists will be invited to attend the Academic State Meet in May, where state awards will be presented. State finalist essays are permanently archived by the Briscoe Center for American History and the Benson Latin American Collection, allowing students to see their work become a part of the official historical record.
Also, all students selected as state finalists will become eligible to apply for Texas Interscholastic League Foundation scholarships (http://www.uiltexas.org/tilf), making this an especially exciting opportunity.
Please help us spread the word, and remind students and teachers of the upcoming entry deadline.
Thank you for your assistance, and for all you do for UIL Academics!
David Trussell Assistant Academic Director University Interscholastic League
ATTENTION SENIORS-Graduation Invitations
Tue Feb 24--PTSA general meeting
Wed Feb 25-SAT Class of 2016
Feb 26-Mar 1-Stat Academic Decathlon (SEM Team competing)
Feb 30-Mar 1-STAARS
Wed Mar 4-Faculty Meeting & Breakfast
Mar 9-13-Spring Break
Mar 11-13-FTC Super-regional Robotics Competition ,San Antonio (SEM Team competing)
March 21-22 Math and science state meet
Tue Mar 24--PTSA Board Meeting
Mon Mar 30-STAAR English I
Tue Mar 31-STAAR English II
UT Arlington Engineering Summer Activity Opportunities
UT Arlington is once again offering a variety of summer engineering activities. From one-day Saturday events to one-week day camps there are learning opportunities from students from 5th grade through graduating seniors. The camp descriptions are available at this link.We hope you will let your students know about these opportunities to learn more about engineering and have FUN this summer!
Also this year as in years past we will be inviting a select number of STEM teachers from grades 6 through 12 to join us as camp participants in our week-long summer camps. As a participant you join in all of the activities with the campers, have your food paid for, and receive a stipend for attending. You then get to take all the cool things you learn about back to your classroom to share with your future students. As an extra bonus, the UT Arlington Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps are also now a CPE Provider for the State of Texas so you can earn credit for attending the camp! If you are interested, e-mail Shaunyale Canada (Shaunyale.Canada@uta.edu)for more details.
Entry to Engineering Camp for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall. Girl engineering Camp for girls entering 5th through 9th grade in thefall. In addition to the Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps, Entry and Girlgeneering, UT Arlington College of Engineering will also be hosting the six-week TexPREP academic program for engineering preparation. More information about UT Arlington TexPREP can be found here
We hope that you share the summer information with all of your students and parents. If you would like flyers for particular camps, please contact us and we'll send you one page flyers that can be printed and posted about any camp. We look forward to hearing from you and your students!
Sincerely, Dr. Carter Tiernan, Shaunyale Canada, Beth Isbell, Ariel Pankratz UT Arlington Engineering Summer Programs team
Students from the Science/Engineering Magnet competed at the Legacy Invitational UIL Meet on Saturday, February 14th and many of our students placed in their events. Individuals and teams that placed on Saturday are listed below. Teams consisted of the four individuals with the highest score from our school. For each team that placed, the four team members are listed, even if they did not place 1st through 6th in the individual competition.
Number Sense 9th/10th grade division Arpan Kaphle – 6th place
11th/12th grade division – 1st place team Murali Subramanian – 1st place Sirjan Kafle – 3rd place Gaurachandra Das – 6th place Ben Lawrence
Calculator Applications 9th/10th grade division – 1st place team Kimmy Chang – 3rd place Alejandra Nava – 4th place Christopher Paniagua – 6th place Jesus Cantu
11th/12th grade division – 1st place team Sirjan Kafle – 1st place Murali Subramanian – 2nd place Dong Hur – 3rd place Jonathan Lee – 4th place
Mathematics 9th/10th grade division – 1st place team Kimmy Chang – 2nd place Jesus Cantu – 3rd place Alejandra Nava Saumya Rawat
11th/12th grade division – 1st place team Sirjan Kafle – 2nd place Murali Subramanian – 4th place Ben Lawrence – 6th place Gaurachandra Das
Science 9th/10th grade division Grant Hawkins – 4th place
11th/12th grade division Sirjan Kafle – 4th place
Computer Science Sirjan Kafle – 5th place
Social Studies Juan Garcia – 6th place
Please help me in congratulating all of our students who placed at the Legacy UIL Meet and thank you to all of the students who competed on behalf of SEM.