Dean of UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science set to speak in Korea

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 14:39

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Richard Sinclair, dean of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, is set to speak at the Global Human Resources Forum 2013 in Seoul, Korea, about his experience as the leader of TAMS, which event organizers consider one of the "world's best high school programs."

The Forum will take place Nov. 7-8 (Thursday and Friday) at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul. This year's event aims to create solutions for global issues, and open a discussion on human intelligence.

"All of us at TAMS are honored to be identified as a 'world's best' program," Sinclair said. "UNT has created an effective, efficient model for accelerating the education of academically talented, high school-age students focusing on science, technology, engineering and math majors. Many nations have approached TAMS to learn how our program operates so that they can duplicate its success."

Numerous educators from Korea have visited TAMS over the years, and TAMS also was recently featured on a Korean television program highlighting successful high school programs.

About UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

TAMS is a two-year residential program at UNT that allows exceptionally talented students to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college while receiving the equivalent of high school diplomas. Students enroll in the academy following their sophomore year of high school, live in a UNT residence hall and attend UNT classes with college students. After two years, they enroll at UNT or another university to finish their bachelor's degrees.

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