Call for Participation (Jan, 2013)-- Enoch TimothySIM
D/FW Education Committee has been partnering with several D/FW area school
districts in the past. We are looking for members who are passionate about
supporting STEM education
Educational Initiatives & Academic Alliances
DFW SIM Chapter Education Initiative Program (Click link)
These program seek to entice, excite, educate and enlight (4E's) students towards information technology-related fields of student and careers. Current initiatives target students in the 6th grade through seniors in college. We have formed a strategic alliance with Denton Independent School District (DISD), Mansfield Independent School District (MISD), Frisco ISD, Lewisville ISD (LISD), Heritage Elementary School, HEB ISD, and Harvard Worldwide Telescope Ambassadors Program.
We have benefited recently from a wave of mementum as we have reached a four-year partnership agreement between Lewisville ISD, Harvard and SIM-DFW to incorporate WWT into the curriculum compatible with the TEK standards for K-12 science classes.
Worldwide Telescope Project
The Microsoft Worldwide telescope
project is created by Microsoft Corporation to stimulate student
interest in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology, the so-called
STEM curriculum. Similar to Google's Planet Earth Project, the WW
Telescope reaches into the unlimited cosmos with the added capability of
creating a journey or an adventure to anywhere in the universe. Once
completed the module can be saved like a "AAA Triptik" for others to
follow and learn.
DFW SIM IT Education Committee Update
The DFW SIM Chapter IT Education Committee released a video (August, 2009), which discussed what IT/IS was all about and Why you should consider a career in IT/IS. Production assistance: Enoch Timothy, CEO, Paladin Consulting, Inc.
Our first completed SIM education committee video featuring Dr Kappelman, his students, CIO's from Dallas Stars/Rangers and Daisy brands and Microsoft personnel. is now on YouTube at:
What is the IT/IS Profession All About? (3 videos)
SIMI Academic Programs
SIMI sponsors a number of exciting academic programs and partnerships (Click above):
- SIM Academic Workshops at ICIS
- Academic Liaison positions
- Continuing Education Partner Programs
- Academic Paper Competition
- DFW Chapter Internships Opportunities with Partner Universities (Brochure; pdf file)
- Future Potential of the IT and STEM initiatives
DFW Chapter University Alliances
The SIM DFW Area Chapter values its relationships with local universities and information systems research centers. 15% of our chapter's membership is targeted for university professors.
Scholarships and Research
Area professors serve on the SIM Board of Directors and facilitate CIO roundtable discussions during January and August each year. Members also participate in academic research initiatives.
Scholarships totaling $8,000 were provided to information systems majors at the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University.
Academic Internships and Cooperative Education Programs Available (Click Here!)
Fully Accredited IT/IS Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in DFW Area
Information Technology and Decision Sciences (IDTS) Department, University of North Texas (UNT)
Information Systems (IS) Department , Baylor University (BU)
Info Systems and Supply and Value Chain Management (IS/SCM) Department, Texas Christian University (TCU)
Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) department,Southern Methodist University (SMU)
For additional information about our Academic Alliances, please contact:
Educational Initiative Chairperson
CEO, Paladin Consulting, Inc.
214.254.3921 (wp); 972.797.0145 (mp)