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Lexus Eco Challenge   - 1st place again this year!
BY: David McLoda on November 14, 2017

Breaking news!

Our Hydrology club just won the Lexus Eco Challenge 1st place again this year! Another $10,000 for our school!

Details coming...

Read more on the Hydrology club here:

Saumya Rawat awarded the SWENext Global Innovator Award
BY: Rekha Rawat  on November 14, 2017

Last weekend, Saumya Rawat was invited to WE17, the world's largest conference and career fair for women in engineering, in Austin,TX.

She was awarded the SWENext Global Innovator Award for her leadership and work in promoting STEM Education. She

Saumya also attended the SWENext High School Leadership Academy and volunteered at the "Invent It. Build It." STEM introduction program for younger girls.

Please see the link for more information:

"What I Did This Summer" Series:  Kimmy Chang works Cyber Group Internship
BY: Marianne Leclerc on November 13, 2017

Kimmy Chang worked a paid internship at Cyber Group, a software engineering company. As an analytics intern, she used Qlik Sense and R to transfer the QlikView platforms of 30 companies, including US Bank and Equifax, to the Qlik Sense program for Colliers International. Additionally, for a company demonstration, Kimmy created a virtual reality application that represented population, water access, and incomes as lines, variant in length upon the measure’s magnitude, on a 3D-globe that users could walk around. With the knowledge she gaine...

Kimmy Chang Writes Poetry Book
BY: Marianne Leclerc on November 09, 2017

SEM Senior Kimmy Chang has published a poetry book The Moon Story . This collection of 28 poems center around reflection amidst an increasingly industrious society. Kimmy has been working on her poetry collection since sixth grade and is currently writing the second book in her trilogy. Amidst her STEM interests, she still makes time and loves writing poetry as a hobby. The book is available for 99 cent purchase on Amazon Kindle: The Moon Story. Kimmy is using the proceeds to fund another of her passions - Hydrology Club, which is an SEM club ...

Volunteers Needed - Dallas Zoo Lights
BY: Mary Jane Martinez on November 03, 2017

From: Tracy Gardner [mailto: ] Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 2:10 PM   We are currently recruiting volunteers to help with our Dallas Zoo Lights, Presented by Reliant event. Please pass along to your networks.   If you are a high school student seeking service hours you must 15 yrs of age or older.   Please enter school or company name in the comments section of the sign-up form.   Zoo Lights Volunteers - Sign Up Here: ...

Ms. Huitt Welcomed as the New Executive Director for our Feeder Pattern
BY: Dustin Marshall on October 16, 2017

Re-posted from FaceBook: Oct 16, 2017 Dustin Marshall for DISD     I am pleased to welcome Tiffany Huitt as the new Executive Director over the Principals in the Woodrow Wilson Feeder (and Townview). For over five years, Tiffany Huitt served as the principal of the School of Science and Engineering, at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. I look forward to working with Tiffany to continue and expand the success of the Woodrow Wilson High School Feeder. For those interested in learning more about Ms. Huitt, her bio is below: ...

Farewell from Ms. Huitt
BY: Marianne Leclerc on October 11, 2017

SEM Parents, Students and Community, It is with a heavy heart that I must bid you all farewell. Although, I am leaving to affect student achievement on a grander scale, my current feelings are bittersweet. My time as the principal of the School of Science and Engineering has come to an end effective October 13, 2017. I will not be far away as I am moving on to become the Executive Director of the Woodrow Wilson/ Townview Feeder Pattern. I will replace our former Executive Director Joe Miniscalco. In this new role I will work closely with principals an...

SEM Student writes book!
BY: Marianne Leclerc on September 28, 2017

October 18 update: Yash Chandak was interviewed today for a story about his mental math book. The story will air on Friday, October 20, 2017 on CW33 at 5:00pm. After the story airs it can be found on   Cracking the Mental Math Code: A Repertoire of Number Sense Techniques By Yash Chandak, 2017 Yash said that he wrote this book for all those that can benefit - from the beginner who is just reading a poster asking them to join the school's Number Sense team - to the seasoned competitor eyeing State medals. He hopes this boo...

Healthcare Pathway - New program starting
BY: Marianne Leclerc on September 28, 2017

New!!! Healthcare Pathway Program Be part of it! For students who are interested in a healthcare career, the Healthcare Pathway program is a great opportunity to gain valuable insight into how to succeed. On Saturday, November 4, Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates will host the first Healthcare Pathway event. This event will bring together experts in medicine, college admissions, and educational counseling. It will feature speakers who are hand-selected because they can offer the best advice about applying to colleges and ...

SEM Celebrations
BY: Marianne Leclerc on September 15, 2017

Ameer Syedibrahim and his team won First prize in Autonomous Cognitive Assistant program in MIT Summer Program. Amjad Syedibrahim and his team won First prize in Autonomous Air Vehicle Racing program in MIT Summer Program. Saumya Rawat Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Global Innovators Award Mr. McLoda was awarded a Junior League of Dallas grant to help fund his robotics course. The title of the project is "Engineering a Bluetooth Personal Fitness Device". His goal is to implement IoT (Internet of Things) as part of his innovative ...

LifeTouch photos - order online!
BY: Marianne Leclerc on September 14, 2017

Click here to order pictures from Lifetouch Photo day was Sep 14-15 for grades 9-11 (and retakes will be on Oct 26 for 9th- 11th graders). On October 2, the seniors will take special cap/gown and tux/drape photos for the yearbook and for packages for purchase. Please contact Marianne Leclerc if you are a senior and will be absent Oct. 2nd as no senior retakes will be allowed without prior approval. We strongly encourage families to purchase photo packages from LifeTouch as we want them to find us profitable so that they will continue our relatio...

Shelly Goel: Girl Scout Young Women of Distinction Luncheon to be Honored at Luncheon
BY: Marianne Leclerc on September 14, 2017

Shelly Goel Shelly has been a Girl Scout for five years and is currently a junior at the Science and Engineering Magnet at Townview High School in Dallas. Goel often spends her time giving back to the community. Based her Gold Award project, titled “Foster Interest in STEM for Girls,” Goel aims to introduce girls to various STEM fields and spark an interest in studying their passions in STEM further. Through her project, Goel ran courses for middle school students about basic science and engineering co...

Six of the twelve district National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists are our own SEM students!
BY: Marianne Leclerc on September 14, 2017

Twelve Dallas ISD students have been named among 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, with a chance to become one of the 7,500 Finalists who will take home scholarships worth a combined $32 million. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to reach the finals, with half of the Finalists winning a National Merit Scholarship. School of Science and Engineering Semifinalists are: Matthew Callahan Yash Chandak Daschel Cooper Saumya Rawat Raviraj Rege Sasha Thomas It is interesting to note that all the rest ...

First Robotics Competition's (FRC) Dean's list
BY: Nina Cahan  on April 04, 2017

Congrats to our SEM students! Semifinalists from SEM are: Austin Davis (1st in pic), Tycho Virani (2nd in pic), Abhijit Bhattaru (4th in pic), and Ethan Helfman (inset). Our Dean's list finalist is Matthew Callahan (3rd in pic).  Best wishes to Matthew who will compete with his team, 7172 Technical Difficulties, at the upcoming FIRST World Championship ! Read previous article for more information. Read more about FIRST here:, and read more about the Dean's List. They describe the award as.....

Akshay wins big at Dallas Science Fair
BY: Richa jaitly  on April 04, 2017

Congrats to Akshay! Akshay Jaitly, SEM freshman, won the "Southwestern University of Texas STAR award", given to the best innovative project at The Dallas Science Fair 2016-2017, Dallas, as well as first place in Mechanical Engineering. He did an independent Science project to help the Visually Impaired connect to the digital world. Akshay created a keyboard that fits on one's fingertips. There are four “keys” on the right hand and eight on the left. Pressing the correct combination of the two makes the computer type a ...

Saumya Rawat wins NCWIT National Award
BY: rekha rawat  on March 12, 2017

SEMSEM 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 th...

SEM's Matthew Callahan Volunteers and Competes with FTC team "7172 Technical Diff
BY: Matthew Callahan on February 27, 2017

"7172 Technical Difficulties" consists of freshman thru senior students from several Plano high schools who are interested in robotics and want to improve the competition in North Texas. Matthew got involved with them after competing with the team's coach for many years. Matthew contributes science expertise and programs useful functions for the team. In the previous season, the team was undefeated all season through the South Super-Regionals and was the only North Texas team to go to worlds. This year, the team advanced to the S...

SEM Robotics Team "Iron Reign" Wins North Texas' Regional Championship
BY: Karim Virani on February 27, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - UPDATEIron Reign, at the South Super Regional FTC competition, won the Judges Award and second place for the Promote Award! They also qualified for "First alternate for World" competition. Their next move? The team is preparing for May UIL robotics competition.     Saturday, February 25, 2017 SEM...

Best Teacher: Mr. Gonzalez!
BY: Adriana Alva on April 24, 2016

Mr. Gonzalez was recognized as best teacher of the YWISE program this year at UTD! See picture from the all of the students that participated Saturday, April 23, 2016.

2016-17 NHS Officers Announced
BY: Namuun Abbi on April 24, 2016

National Honor Society announces 2016-17 Officers:

  • President - Jayesh Sharma
  • Vice President - Grant Hawkins
  • Secretary - Caitlin Rogers
  • Treasurer - Yosiah Fetahi
  • Historian - Benjamin Rodriguez

Ms. Huitt's Presentation to parents.
BY: Tiffany Huitt on April 24, 2016

Download Ms. Huitt's Parent meeting presentations:

  • Rising Sophomore/Juniors April 12, 2016: PPT | PDF
  • Rising Seniors/Graduates April 13, 2016: PPT | PDF
  • Rising Senior's booklet - coming soon.

Metroplex Math Contest
BY: Mr. Newton on February 07, 2016

From: Newton, Joshua Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 3:07 PM Subject: SEM students win at Metroplex Math ContestOn January 9th, students from the Science/Engineering Magnet competed with students from private schools across the Metroplex in the Metroplex Math Contest. Students won awards in both the Open Division, for students who have already completed the course, and the Closed Division, for students currently enrolled in a course. The following students placed in their respective events:Algebra 2 Open Raviraj Rege – 1st place Ben Lawrence...

College Saving & Funding Strategies
BY: Marianne Leclerc on November 09, 2015

College Saving & Funding Strategies
Law Magnet - Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:30pm

See flyer below...

District 5 Academic Pep Rally - November 21, 2015
BY: Marianne Leclerc on November 09, 2015

District 5 Academic Pep Rally - November 21, 2015
See attachment below for details...

Vote on DISD 2016-17 Calendar.
BY: Marianne Leclerc on November 09, 2015

SEM will send this information home  to parents by Tuesday, Nov 10.  Parents will need to send the information back to school by Friday November 13th.  Ms. Perez will scan and send all completed forms to Ms. Fowler the afternoon of  Friday, November 13th.

See attachment below.

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