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Behind the Lens: The Science Behind Photography

The thought of being on camera never crossed my mind when I decided to pursue my career in education. I’m very comfortable teaching math concepts, utilizing the latest technology tools in the classroom, and even facilitating a new lesson to a group of passionate teachers. However, taking on the challenge of being filmed for TGR […]

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What does being a Mentor mean?

While participating in student interviews for the Earl Woods Scholar Program recently, one of the most common questions candidates had was about how our mentor program works. The idea of being matched with a professional mentor who would serve as an additional support system throughout their four years of college is something most of our […]

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Volunteer of the Month: Ashlee Dawson

From day and after-school STEM programs to college-access workshops and golf lessons, on any given day the TGR Learning Lab is bustling with activity. On average, our Anaheim, California lab site welcomes over 250 students a day—that’s a whole lot of minds to challenge and characters to build.

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A Passion for Education

Originally published in UCI News on April 17, 2017, reporter Katherine Li Smith profiles David Tong. David, who’s been with the Tiger Woods Foundation’s TGR Learning Lab for over nine years, is currently the Director of TWF’s professional development program, TGR EDU: Create. Learn more about David and his role at the Lab.

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Get to know the Nguyen siblings on National Siblings Day

With a B.A. in American literature and culture from UCLA, Jenny resides in eastern Nebraska and is a photographer and associate editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine – a wildlife conservation and outdoor life publication. An accomplished writer who’s been passionate about writing since childhood, Jenny published her first book in 2015, the award-winning Hunting for Food: Guide […]

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Why Scholarships Are Key in the College Process

On a daily basis, I listen to students’ constant worries about paying for college. I’ve even heard them tell me about dollar signs chasing after them in their dreams and falling into a dark hole of college debt. After lending an ear, I usually ask, “well, have you applied for scholarships?”

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Highlights from TGR EDU: Create’s STEM Seminar

By 2018, 8.6 million STEM-related jobs will be created. Within the next decade, that number will only increase. To better prepare students for the workforce of the future, we’re focused on providing them with the training, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in various STEM careers. But that is only part of the equation. […]

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TGR EDU: Explore offers college-access webinar

College exploration and admissions can be an overwhelming and confusing process. But it doesn’t have to be! The Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are pleased to offer new and free college preparedness resources now available at TGR EDU: Explore. In addition, we’re […]

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Scholar Voices: On honoring my family by honoring myself

In this month’s Scholar Voices series, we hear from recent Temple University graduate and Earl Woods Scholar alum Mariah Green. Full of ambition and brimming with a deep desire to leave this world better than she found it, Mariah poignantly reflects on the undue responsibility many first-generation students feel to accept high-paying, less-fulfilling career paths […]

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Blazing trails: In celebration of Women’s History Month

A picture showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago. It was the cover of American Spirit magazine, a publication of the National Daughters of the American Revolution. To celebrate Women’s History Month, AS featured a woman’s silhouette filled with pictures of women of distinction — honored by the NDAR for their contributions […]

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Design, innovate and collaborate in STEM Studio

Push pins, meat packing trays, tape, balloons and a straw. Using only these materials, apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to design a single balloon rocket car that will travel the furthest distance in a race with other fellow educators.

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SXSWedu: Provoking thought, affirming commitment

I have had time to breathe now that SXSWedu 2017 is behind me, and I am just as fired up as I was that week. Besides having the opportunity to present the work we do here at the foundation, I was able to sit in on and participate in a variety of exciting exchanges, keynotes […]

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Donor Spotlight: Matthew A. Troka

In our latest Donor Spotlight feature, we hear from Matt Troka, senior vice president of product and partner management at CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare. A FORTUNE 500 company, CDW has been a longtime advocate of the Tiger Woods Foundation, generously supporting our mission of helping students […]

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Meet Erica & Jessica Rivera: Unexpected Champions

In unison, identical twins Erica and Jessica Rivera emphatically declare that mathematics is their passion. They don’t know where this love comes from, they say it’s organic — let’s say it runs in their matching DNA. From as early as fourth grade, the now 19-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in […]

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TWF takes SXSWedu

Wow, what a week it has been! We’re back at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, after four exciting days at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. While we’re dealing with some very real brisket taco withdrawal symptoms, we’ve come back home fueled with fresh ideas and a whole lot of hope for the future of […]

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Five tips to getting college ready this summer!

Fun in the sun is sneaking up quickly as summer is almost here. Homework, projects and college can be a thing of the past once that bell rings on the last day of school. But summer is the perfect time for students, particularly high school juniors, to jump-start their college plans and process.

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Eleven years later: Celebrating the TGR Learning Lab

One of my proudest moments was the day the TGR Learning Lab opened its doors. It was the culmination of nearly 18 months of research, planning and training — and frankly, I was a nervous wreck.

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Four stars for the Tiger Woods Foundation for the fifth consecutive year

For a fifth year in a row, the Tiger Woods Foundation has been awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. This top distinction applauds our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. With only 7 percent of charities awarded the rating five years in a row, we […]

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Tiger Woods Foundation heads to SXSWedu

One of the premier education conferences in the United States is SXSWedu, held annually in Austin, Texas. What once began as a small regional conference designed to celebrate innovations in learning has quickly grown into an international force in education. More than 12,000 people attended last year, where speakers challenged participants to innovate, disrupt and […]

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Scholar Voices: On being a black physicist

In this month’s Scholar Voices series, we celebrate Black History Month. Today, we hear from our brilliant and ever ambitious Earl Woods Scholar and recent North Carolina State University graduate Yani Udiani. With a bachelor’s degree in physics and upcoming plans to begin his Ph.D. program, Yani speaks candidly about blazing a trail for fellow […]

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