SEM will host its 3rd annual National College Signing Day program on April 26th with a school-wide Field Day planned after the program. During the College National Signing Day we celebrate all senior college acceptances and we have a key note speaker. The whole school participates in this event.
SaumyaRawat wins NCWIT National Award
SEM Junior Saumya Rawat attended the NCWIT(National Center of Women & Information Technology) National Award Ceremony in Charlotte to accept the 2017 National Award for Aspirations in Computing. Out of a field of 3500 applicants, Saumya placed in the top 50 for her work in Computer Science.
Additionally, Saumya and her research partner, Sandra Kong from Highland Park High School, won the 2016 Siemens Competition Regional Finalist Award for their project that developed and analyzed a new approach to create implantable medical devices that could be used to study the nervous system and ultimately treat neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. This competition is the nation's premiere research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects.
Last Call for content!
Deadline extended to TONIGHT, Sunday, March 19 midnight
We've only had four parents submit photos, so we've extended the deadline thru the Spring Break, but please do not delay in submitting.
Please email your un-cropped, full size, high resolution photos TODAY. Please identify everyone in the photo to the best of your knowledge.
Note: Professional photos should not include a copy write mark. If you've purchased the electronic rights to the photo, please send that proof along with the submission.
Photos can be in or outside of SEM - celebrating your child's activities. We have lots of categories. Please contact Marianne Leclerc with inquires. Email your photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. (These can also be shared as a news items for our website/newsletter if you give us two paragraphs of background text.)
Please order your yearbook online or by cash/check dropped in our PTSA lock box in the office. Envelopes are available in the office. Ordering early allows us to order sufficient yearbooks.
Seniors: Why not send this link to your relatives who want to give you a graduation gift???
We need our SEM parents to help the school meet its goal of 300 members. This demonstrates to the community and the Dallas ISD school district that SEM families are truly engaged. The PTSA wants to continue to receive recognition for our strong history of PTSA membership and active family involvement. We are currently at 90 members and have a way to go! We need your support. Our kids benefit from this investment
Remember your child’s first day of school? Did you wish you had a handbook to help them get through the year successfully? Create an account and join the Science & Engineering PTSA at this link for access to resources to help you, help your child do better academically. The PTSA's goal is to support students and families in achieving a successful experience in high school and beyond. Please join us!
Join our PTSA so we can provide resources to help every child at Science & Engineering do better academically. It's easy at
The Rosetta Institute runs a medical research lab in San Jose, CA and hold summer science camps at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego on Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience and Molecular Immunology.
In addition, it hosts a laboratory-intensive Biomedical Research workshop at its San Jose location, and hold a short workshop on Medical and Translational Bioinformatics during Winter break in Berkeley, CA. These camps are taught by PhD-level instructors who are actively engaged in research, and they are intended for high achieving, college-bound high school students interested in careers in medicine and science.
The camps consist of lecture and hands-on laboratory work, as well as independent research. These camps let students experience college-level curriculum in a low-stress and safe environment, and they make friends with other students from around the world. The institute is exploring the idea of opening up the lab year-round for students to work on their own biomedical research projects in a supervised atmosphere.
Complete details can be found at http://www.rosettainstitute.org. There are also full scholarships available to students from low-income families on a competitive basis.
Congressional Art Competition
It is time once again for the Congressional Art Competition and Congressman Marc Veasey is glad to host it for the fifth consecutive year in Texas Congressional District 33.
All high school students living in district 33 are invited to participate. To find out a student’s congressional district please input the students’ zip code at www.house.gov. We look forward to receiving many submissions!
Here are some key dates:
The competition is now open and artwork is due April 7.
The exhibit of all works will run from April 17 to April 28 at TCC’s South Campus in Fort Worth.
The winner will be announced at the District Reception on April 24, which will also be held at TCC’s South Campus in Fort Worth.
As always, the winner of the competition will be selected after all submissions are reviewed by a panel of art critics, art professors, and/or artists from Congressional District 33. The winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, DC to attend a reception at the US Capitol. In addition, the winning student’s artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol for a year. Finally, the winner will receive a $3,000/year scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design if he or she decides to enroll there for his or her higher education.
The College of Chemistry and the Berkeley Global Science Institute present SciTech, a program for rising high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the problems facing the world, learning about the relevance of science and technology in addressing such problems, and being inspired to pursue careers in science and technology that will ensure their contribution to positively impact the world.
Please visit our website for more information or click here for our brochure.
SciTech is now accepting applications! For more information about the application process, please click here. We will be accepting applications until April 30, 2017.
Duke University Summer Sessions
At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world. Please share the message below with your students to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:
We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!
Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist. You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand. As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way. The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures. Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups. First Prize: $250 Second Prize: $150 Third Prize: $100
Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!
Nicki Charles, Ed.D. Director of Summer Academy for High School Students Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA) email@example.com
WRITE-A-CHECK FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Are you ready to do your part to support the SEM students and teachers? Here’s your chance! The PTSA at SEM is kicking off our easiest, most pain-free fundraiser of the year: the Write-aCheck Campaign. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to supporting the SEM students. To participate, simply write a check to SEM PTSA and send to the school, or use our online form to indicate the amount of your donation and proceed to checkout. Your donation is used to provide special programs, activities and events for the students, and to provide for the academic and social needs of the SEM students and staff. Want to DOUBLE the power of your contribution? If your company provides matching donations for charitable contributions, please indicate that and we can provide assistance in making the application to our employer. Thank you in advance for your support and participation in this important fundraiser!