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Dr. Chiao is an instructor of Micro and Nano Technologies, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Courses in the Texas Governor’s School (TGS).

2010 TGS pages, Micro and Nano Technologies Course 2010

2009 TGS pages, Micro and Nano Technologies Course 2009

2008 TGS pages, Micro and Nano Technologies Course 2008

2007 TGS STEM page

Youtube: TGSNano

News

o   2008 Denton Record-Chronicle, DentonRC.com report about the 2008 Texas Governor’s School “Paired with professors: Teachers fueled by zest of learning”. Website  Print version in pdf

o   2007  DentonRC.com article "Beyond the curriculum: Program at UNT nurtures state’s young intellects".   DentonRC.com article pdf format.

This TGS program is a summer program for gifted and talented high school students. It focuses on enriching and developing a student's abilities in science and technology as well as exploring the impacts of these fields on past, present, and future societies including ethics, history, and the arts. The Texas Governor's School is a free, intensive summer educational program, open to all qualified resident Texas students who have completed 9th grade, regardless of race, ethnicity, income or background, from all across the state of Texas.

152 students (completed 9th grade) from the entire State of Texas were selected in 2007.

98 students (completed 10th grade) from the entire State of Texas were selected in 2008.

50 students (completed 10th grade) from the entire State of Texas were selected in 2009.

Themes

2008: Model UN

2009: The Future of Science and Technology in our World

Details

Detail information is posted at http://web3.unt.edu/tgs/index.htm Each year, the information will be updated. 

The 2003 Texas Legislature established the "Texas Governor's School".  The purpose of this program is to provide a rich and challenging academic experience in Science and Technology for advanced high school students. 

The first Texas Governors School: June 10 - June 29, 2007 on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton.

The second Texas Governors School: June 8 - June 28, 2008 on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton.

What The Texas Governor's School is a free (except for transportation to and from, and personal expenses) three week intensive summer educational program, open to all qualified resident Texas students who have completed 10th grade, regardless of race, ethnicity, income or background, from all across the state of Texas. Student applicants will be drawn in the same proportion as their regional ESC districts.

This program will focus on enriching and developing a student's abilities in science and technology as well as exploring the impacts of these fields on past, present, and future societies including ethics, history, and the arts.

Who The TGS is a three-week, residential program for rising Texas 11th graders (students who have just completed 10th grade). One hundred forty-eight participants will be selected (50% male/ 50% female) in proportion to the number of students in each of the 20 Educational Service Center districts.

Cost There is no cost for the program, other than travel to and from Denton, and personal expenses.  Tuition, housing, entertainment and meals will be covered in the program. Snacks and personal items must be provided by the students.

Theme The theme of the 2007 and 2008 Texas Governor's School is "The Future of Science and Technology in our World".  While the courses offerings are not for credit, participants will be exposed to a range of topics in the sciences and in their impact on society.  Students will also take courses to enhance their writing skills and to develop college preparation plans.  Students will enjoy a variety of activities, including performances by ensembles from the famed UNT College of Music, as well as supervised social opportunities with their peers.

 

 

 

Created by J.C. Chiao