Education Outreach Day 2023 Exhibitors

Students completing an activity at Education Outreach Day
Students completing an activity at Education Outreach Day Society for Science & the Public

Our exhibitors for the 2023 Regeneron ISEF have an array of resources for learning. Below you will find resources, links, and information from many of our exhibitors. They are excited to meet you in the STEM Innovation Expo!


STARS Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

STARS is dedicated to maintaining a robust educational partnership between UT Southwestern and secondary school teachers, and providing STEM engagement programs for students by leveraging the expertise within the University and making the vast educational resources available to both teachers and students. The scope of STARS has steadily expanded to include more than 20 programs and projects, which are available free of charge to teachers and students in Texas. Some of our programs include symposia, in-service/workshops, summer research programs, summer science camps, Career Discovery Program, tours, and customized PD sessions.

utsouthwestern.edu/

Texas Discovery Gardens

Dallas, TX

Texas Discovery Gardens is a non-profit native garden and butterfly house in Dallas, Texas. We are where children and adults learn how to sustain the natural world. Located in Dallas’ historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Family festivals, workshops, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers® student education program introduce children and adults to natural outdoor learning experiences.

txdg.org/

Dallas Environmental Education Initiative

Dallas, TX

The Dallas EEI program has been providing water conservation education to citizens of Dallas since 2005. The EEI team works with schools and the community to teach about water and to empower citizens to conserve and take care of our water.

dallaseei.org/

Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s vision is to celebrate and showcase the people and aviation accomplishments of North Texas, in a museum and science center that can preserve and display our heritage, educate our community, and inspire our young people to stay in school and achieve their full potential.

fortworthaviationmuseum.com/

University of North Texas College of Information

Denton, TX

As an official iSchool, the College of Information houses a variety of academic degrees and certificate programs in information science, library science, computing and technology systems, linguistics, learning and cognition, human performance, health informatics, and data science. As a nationally recognized leader in innovation, our programs meet at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

ci.unt.edu/

Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation

Houston, TX

Black Girls Do Engineer is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that is led by experienced S.T.E.M. professionals. We are a S.T.E.M. program that serves as a resource to Black-American girls ages 6 to 21 to provide representation and expose them to careers in S.T.E.M through hands on learning.

blackgirlsdoengineer.org/

The GEMS Camp (Girls interested in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science)

North Texas, TX

The GEMS Camp builds confidence in urban teen girls in grades 7-12 through five core areas called the 5Karat Gems – Academics, Career, Creativity, Leadership, and Service – so they will be successful in STEM studies and careers. With 96% of the girls being Black or Latina, GEMS aims to close the racial achievement and opportunity gaps in math and science education for Black and Latinx teen girls. Unlike many traditional STEM programs, GEMS takes a holistic approach to provide girls of color with rich experiential STEM programs that are culturally relevant, promote belongingness, and foster sisterhood. Our Gems progress through four experiences: a residential summer camp; a STEM Pathways Institute; STEM mentorship program, and a Global STEM Travel Experience.

thegemscamp.org/

Acoustical Society of America

Melville, NY

The purpose of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics. ASA began participating at ISEF in 1978 in order to promote acoustics and recognize the accomplishments of high school students.

acousticalsociety.org/

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Chicago, IL

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in science. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational and advocacy programs based on respected ethical, scientific and legal theory. Supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection, NAVS works to increase public awareness about animal experimentation, to promote positive solutions that advance humane science, to support the development of alternatives to the use of animals, and in cooperation with like-minded individuals and groups, to effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals.

navs.org/

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Washington, DC

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the government agency that helps people create better futures for themselves – no matter what country they live in. USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people progress beyond assistance. USAID is leveraging the promise of innovation, technology and research to bring about positive change and solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

usaid.gov/

Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Dallas, TX

The Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) is a non-profit organization that holds an annual science fair for 6th – 12th grade students at public, charter, private and home schools in Texas Education Agency Region 10. The fair covers all of Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties and part of Henderson and Van Zandt counties. DRSEF’s first fair was in 1957. DRSEF is affiliated with the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

drsef.org

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

Prairie View A&M University, the first state supported College in Texas for African Americans, was established during the Reconstruction Period after the Civil War. It is the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. The University’s enrollment now exceeds 8,000 with students coming from throughout the United States and other countries.

pvamu.edu/

Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)

Fort Worth, TX

ITDRC is a nationwide, volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides emergency communications and technical resources to communities in crisis. Each year we connect hundreds of communities after catastrophic events such as fires, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes; through an all star team of service oriented volunteers and socially responsible partners.

itdrc.org/

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth, TX

Dedicated to lifelong learning and anchored by our rich collections, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the stories of Texas and the Southwest.

fwmuseum.org/

Blue Atlas Project

Blanchester, OH

The Blue Atlas Project’s mission is to build resilience in crisis-struck communities with sustainable food system development. We focus on hunger and malnutrition with a partnership-driven approach, providing resources and training to help more people grow food, one garden at a time.

blueatlasproject.org/

MATHCOUNTS

Alexandria, VA

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. Hundreds of thousands of students participate in our programs or use our resources each year. MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem-solving. We make learning math fun. We believe middle school is a critical juncture when a love of math must be encouraged, and a fear of math must be overcome. Our programs build problem-solving skills and positive attitudes about math, so students embrace challenges and expand their academic and career opportunities in the future.

mathcounts.org/

North Texas Poison Center

Dallas, TX

NORTH TEXAS POISON CENTER: 1-800-222-1222

The North Texas Poison Center (NTPC), located at Parkland Health in Dallas, TX, is dedicated to providing comprehensive state-of-the-art toxicology information, treatment assistance, and preventative education to the public and health professionals within its region. In operation since November 1984, the NTPC has maintained certification from the American Association of Poison Control Centers since 1985. The NTPC works closely with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to provide toxicology training to healthcare professionals as part of their fellowship program. Public health educators with the NTPC conduct health fairs, lectures and share poison prevention educational materials at no cost, to groups across 42 counties in the Northeast Texas region.

poisoncontrol.org/

Perot Museum of Nature and Science - TECH Truck

Dallas, TX

The Perot Museum is a place where families can learn together and individuals can take a break from their daily routines to ponder the vast mysteries of science. Visitors can wander, either to get lost or to find their way, as they discover something new and fascinating. The Museum reminds us that the universe is grander than ourselves, older than we can fathom, and that the world actually revolves around the sun, and not us. It inspires our community through exhibits, marvels, and presentations. It exhilarates and entertains visitors of all ages… because after all, it’s never too late to learn.

perotmuseum.org/

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Botanic Garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas. It contains a collection of more than 2,500 species of plants. Long celebrated for its beautiful rose, perennial and Japanese gardens, FWBG is composed of twenty-three specialty gardens, including a tropical conservatory, a forest boardwalk, and a water conservation garden.

fwbg.org/

Girlstart

Austin, TX

Girlstart aspires to be the national leader in designing and implementing innovative, high quality informal STEM education programs that inspire girls to transform our world.

girlstart.org/

Black Girls Drone Inc.

Lewisville, TX

Black Girls Drone Inc provides the essential links to students interested in learning how to do more than fly drones for careers and higher education into the future of aviation.

blackgirlsdrone.org/

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Combine, TX

Set amid a working cattle ranch and an expansive wetland on the East Fork of the Trinity River, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is a nature center, an educational destination, a birder’s paradise and photographer’s dream, and a serene escape to nature like no other in North Texas. Our mission is to educate the public and provide research opportunities in the areas of water reuse, quality and supply; wildlife conservation; and wetland systems.

wetlandcenter.com/

National Security Agency

Fort Meade, MD

The National Security Agency (NSA) leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both signals intelligence (SIGINT) insights and cybersecurity products and services and enables computer network operations to gain a decisive advantage for the nation and our allies.

nsa.gov/

Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME)

Austin, TX

tame.org/

PrePAIR Mentors

Frisco, TX

PrePAIR Mentors is a nonprofit, student-led organization that impacts the lives of high school students through various mentors’ valuable experiences, group bonding, personal lectures, and interactive training. As an organization, PrePAIR Mentors provides one-on-one mentoring for the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair and beyond. Come stop by our booth to have an opportunity to connect with mentors for Science Fair and STEM-based areas and set up free potential mentor meetings to continue your scientific endeavors!

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Dallas, TX

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is dedicated to educating, motivating, and inspiring future generations of aerospace enthusiasts. Located in Dallas, Texas, the Museum boasts an extensive collection of aircraft, spacecraft, and artifacts that span the history of flight, showcasing human ingenuity and the technological advancements that have shaped modern aviation. Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the interactive exhibits and educational programs and to be inspired by the remarkable stories of aviation pioneers.

flightmuseum.com/

Clear Texas Lakes

Lantana, TX

Clear Texas Lakes primary mission is to provide continuous removal of trash and debris from Texas Lake Shorelines. Our initiative is simple. Picture in your mind the trash on the side of Texas highways. This same problem exists on the shorelines of our lakes.

cleartexaslakes.org

Dallas College STEM Institute / STEM League

Dallas, TX

STEM League is an organization and community for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Whether you are a traditional STEM student or someone interested in STEM we provide outside of the classroom opportunities to connect, engage and learn about STEM pathways and careers.

dallascollege.edu

Austin College

Sherman, TX

Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Also offered are select pre-professional programs and a graduate teacher education program. The mission of Austin College is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences in order to prepare them for rewarding careers and for full, engaged, and meaningful lives.

austincollege.edu/

University of North Texas at Dallas

Dallas, TX

University of North Texas at Dallas is the only public, accredited 4-year university in the City of Dallas. Serving a growing student body comprising of nearly 80% underrepresented minority students, UNT Dallas has served as a pathway to social mobility since its establishment in 2010.
UNT Dallas empowers students, transforms lives, strengthens communities.

untdallas.edu/

The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Science and Mathematics Education

Richardson, TX

The Department of Science/Mathematics Education (SME) at UT Dallas strives to have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of STEM education in North Texas and beyond. Our approach is to recruit, prepare, and support excellent STEM educators through both the UTeach Dallas program and the masters program in Science and Mathematics Education. SME also has outreach programs that guide PK-16 and higher students toward success in formal and informal STEM educational experiences.

sme.utdallas.edu/

Trinity River Audubon Center

Dallas, TX

Conservation organization that focuses on environmental education, habitat management, and community engagement. Located in the Great Trinity Forest, right here in Dallas!

trinityriver.audubon.org/

Texas Native Cats

Dallas, TX

Texas Native Cats provides education, outreach, and advocacy for our five species of wild Texas cats: bobcat, mountain lion, ocelot, jaguar, and jaguarundi.

texasnativecats.org/

Resources Inspiring Success and Empowering (RISE)

Fort Worth, TX

RISE is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with 8 years of bridging the disparity gap between youth who age out of foster care and their community through STEM education, advocacy, access to affordable housing, and workforce development. Our founder uses her lived experience as a former foster youth to help youth thrive in the community.

weriseandinspire.org/

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX

The mission of the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth is to encourage and empower blind and significantly visually impaired children, youth, adults and seniors to achieve their highest level of independence through competitive employment, specialized training and client services (at no charge).

lighthousefw.org/

The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.

Garland, TX

The Shoulders of Giants provides a year-round opportunity for exceptionally motivated students to pursue advanced studies in science and engineering. In Fall 2023, we are reopening the TSoG lab, where students may experience working and communicating in a professional laboratory environment.

tsogiants.org/

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Alexandria, VA

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” Under this system of protection, American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities created for millions of Americans.

uspto.gov/

Oracle Academy

Austin, TX

Oracle Academy, Oracle’s global philanthropic educational program, is open to educators around the world to advance technology education, skills, innovation, and diversity and inclusion. We offer academic institutions and their educators free teaching and learning resources―including curriculum, cloud, software, and professional development―that help them prepare students with knowledge, hands-on practice, and career-relevant skills.

Oracle Academy continues Oracle’s commitment to education, which spans more than 25 years and is a part of the company’s legacy.

With Oracle Academy, students receive hands-on experience with the latest technologies, helping make them career ready in the era of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, the Internet of Things, and beyond.

academy.oracle.com/

Texas A&M University

Dallas, TX

DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW) is a vital non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of women in leadership and strengthening the pipeline of girls entering technology fields. Our members are women and men who support women and girls in technology.

dfwatw.org/

B.L.A.C.K. 2 Life

Waxahachie, TX

Bringing Love And Conscious Knowledge 2 Life (B2L) is an nonprofit organization who’s mission and vision is to empower Black men to take an active role in their communities.

black2life.org/

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Dallas, TX

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges – whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

gsnetx.org/

Dallas Paleontological Society

Dallas, TX

The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field.

dallaspaleo.org/

Oak Ridge Institution of Science and Education (ORISE)

Oak Ridge, TN

orise.orau.gov/

Engineers Without Border - North Texas Professional Chapter

Dallas, TX

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is partnering with communities around the world to meet their basic human needs. We’re building footbridges to provide pathways to opportunities. We’re installing solar panels to bring light where it is dark. We’re digging for water so hope can spring from the ground. Each project builds the foundation for a community to thrive for years to come.

ewb-texas.com/

UTSW Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dallas, TX

Using creative and innovative problem-solving methods, UT Southwestern biomedical engineers employ engineering principles and quantitative science to uncover new biological phenomena, understand human health, and improve treatment outcomes.

utsouthwestern.edu/

SMU - Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

 

smu.edu/

UT Southwestern Medical Center - Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care

Dallas, TX

The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) in the Psychiatry Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center is a cornerstone of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. It is nationally recognized for its cutting-edge research in unipolar and bipolar depression. The research conducted within the center brings better understanding of the causes of depression, identifies effective new treatments, and improves existing ones.

utsouthwestern.edu/

DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW)

Dallas, TX

DFW Alliance of Technology and Women (DFW*ATW) is a vital non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of women in leadership and strengthening the pipeline of girls entering technology fields. Our members are women and men who support women and girls in technology.

engineering.tamu.edu/

Regeneron

Tarrytown, NY

Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents, develops, and commercializes life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 35 years by physician-scientists, Regeneron’s unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to numerous FDA-approved treatments and product candidates in development, almost all of which were homegrown in Regeneron’s laboratories. Regeneron’s medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye diseases, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, pain, hematologic conditions, infectious diseases, and rare diseases.

UTSW/Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dallas, TX

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center mission is to ease the burden of cancer through ground-breaking discovery, transdisciplinary research, impactful community engagement, education, and exceptional patient care. Simmons’ designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is the highest ranking bestowed by the National Cancer Institute on its funded Cancer Centers, reflects Simmons’ significant investments, leadership, and achievements in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. In addition, the NCI ranking reflects Simmons’ commitment to research that serves the unique cancer-related challenges of its local communities, while also benefiting populations at large. Simmons is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas.

utswmed.org/cancer/

Army ROTC – University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX

ROTC is a college class; the freshman and sophomore years can be taken without a military obligation. You can major in any degree you wish to pursue. ROTC is to develop leadership skills and character that would be needed for any future career path and if the student stays with the program and completes it, to earn a commission as an Army Officer. You can then go full-time active duty or part-time in the guard or reserves while pursuing your civilian career. You can learn more at https://www.uta.edu/academics/schools-colleges/liberal-arts/departments/military-science and you can get an idea of the basic career options at: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/careers.html

uta.edu/

Jacobs

Dallas, TX

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Challenging today is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing. It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions. Reinventing tomorrow is our promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything we do. From the brilliant solutions we create with our clients, to the open and inclusive culture we create for our people. From the positive difference we make in our communities, to the added value we deliver to our shareholders.

jacobs.com/