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WHO WE ARE

 

TSEF is a volunteer organization focused on the active learning experiences of

children in the technologies that will shape their future. We work to offer hands-on learning experiences that give the children their parents and grandparents the chance to directly engage in the creativity of science and technology. 


First, this involves volunteers that engage in the development experiments, demonstrations the design of field trips in support active learning.


Second, the volunteers actively engaged in mentoring, student interns as trainers and

supervising field trips. 


Third, community volunteers who participate in our programs for the development of maker spaces where children, parents and grandparents can learn the joy of

hands-on learning.

THREE DEVELOPMENTAL PHASES

Phase 1 

Supporting various GISD after school programs, boys and girls clubs and underserved populations

 THIS IS WHERE WE ARE NOW

 a. Materials and kits  

STEM kits and demos 

b. Volunteers and professionals 

c. Maker space development and field trips. 


Phase 2 

Volunteers, parents, science and engineering professionals to extend our resources 

a. Funding for supplies and expanding hands-on experiences  

b. Field trips and outdoor programs c. Funding for maker space and scheduling discovery sessions 


Phase 3 

Program to develop a permanent maker and demonstration space 

a. Children's Discovery Museum and Conference Center 

b. Finding existing locations 

c. Campaign to repurpose a building or build a facility (land & building construction)

I want to help

Our Board members

Mike Douglas

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Executive Director, Educator, entrepreneur & community leader. 

Fred Barhydt

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Dell Computer, Technology manager and community leader.

Jim Johnson

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Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, President & community leader.

Jerry Converse

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Legal counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright. 

Kent Huntsman

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University Development for Southwestern University & community leader.  

Ed Deaton

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Engineer, entrepreneur & community leader. 

Kerry Oliver

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Technology Company President, entrepreneur & community leader.

Elizabeth McFarland

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Attorney & trustee on the GISD School Board 

Elizabeth McFarland is an attorney who helps families and business owners plan their tax strategies. She currently serves on the GISD Board of Trustees. 

Sarah Brackman

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Educator, Integrative Learning for Southwestern University & student community service.

Dr. Sarah Brackman is Senior Director of the Center for Integrative Learning at Southwestern University. She oversees student involvement in community service for the University.