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TSPE Education Programs and Resources

TSPE’s Education Programs and Resources position the Society squarely between the need of the engineering profession for a skilled workforce, and the need of the education system for organized community involvement. Our efforts began in 1967 when a group of forward thinking TSPE members came together to form The Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF).

TEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Texas’ children receive the best science and math education possible. And since our inception, TSPE’s programs have been publicly praised for their effective content and exemplary volunteer support.

Our mission and our message are the same – literacy is empowerment. And TSPE is committed to helping resolve the crisis in math and science literacy in our state. On our pages you will find a wealth of information for young engineers-to-be, teachers and parents. We’ve provided information and links about careers in engineering, materials for use in classrooms and after-school programs, scholarship information and applications, challenging math and science competitions, and other interesting sites.

Please click on the links below to learn more:

Online Math and Science Teaching Resources

  • Math Central Teaching resources for mathematics teachers, a question and answer service for teachers and students, a mailing list for teachers and more.
  • NASA Quest Homepage of NASA's Award-winning Quest Team. Includes Space Shuttle Landing to Launch series, All About the Sun series, Aerospace Team Online, Space Team Online, Women of NASA, and more...
  • Math Baseball Improve your math skills. Fun game teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and elementary algebra. For kids and children of all ages and grades.
  • MathForum Teacher's Place Math teaching resources built by and for teachers of mathematics at all levels.
  • A Science Odyssey General resource for primary and secondary science teachers. Presents theories and theoreticians through games, quizzes, and fun profiles.
  • The Learning Studio@The Exploratorium The Exploratorium's page for teachers, students and science enthusiasts. The Learning Studio contains interactive exhibits, science news, RealAudio interviews, at-home science activities, and more...
  • Design Technology and Engineering for America's Children A grassroots science-mathematics-technology teacher education project for elementary school educators.

Fun Sites for Students

  • Discover Engineering Online A site developed for kids in grades 6 – 9. This great web site features almost endless links to games, downloadables, and interesting projects.
  • Girlstart A great site for girls with brains and attitude to learn and have fun.
  • Math Circles Mathematical Circles are a form of education enrichment and outreach that bring mathematicians and mathematical scientists into direct contact with pre-college students.
  • MathMovesU Raytheon’s MathMovesU program is an innovative initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science through interactive learning programs, contests, live events, scholarships, tutoring programs and more.
  • Exploratorium Science Snacks A wide collection of activities and explanations designed to make learning science fun. Students can learn to build things as interesting as a fog chamber or a light polarizer.
  • Yuckiest Site on the Internet This kids’ science entertainment site has sections on the human body, worms and bugs. Each section features "Fun Facts” and question-and-answer sessions with "Wendell the Worm.
  • A California instructor presents a gallery of online math activities and games for all levels, and on a number of math subjects. Includes selected links to information on careers in mathematics and other fun math sites.
  • Funbrain This site has all kinds of fun math and science activities.


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