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TGR EDU: Explore Launches To Our Solar System and Back

Thanks to the release of a new digital module, To Our Solar System and Back, on TGR EDU: Explore, the study of space and careers focused in this area has come closer to earth. To Our Solar System and Back was inspired by the TGR Learning Lab’s Aerospace Rocketry class, challenging students to physically design a rocket that could be launched, safely recovered and used again. This digital module expands on this design thinking by allowing exploration of everyday items we depend on, but which were originally developed for the space program, such as solar panels and cell phones.

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Tiger Jam Welcomes Earl Woods Scholar Desiree Sim

In just a few short days, TGR Foundation heads to Las Vegas to host its milestone 20th Tiger Jam, an exclusive two-day charity event at the MGM Grand. Since its inception and still true two decades later, proceeds raised through Tiger Jam serve and support our students and scholars throughout the world. On Saturday, May 19, guests in attendance will have the distinct pleasure of meeting one such scholar –Earl Woods Scholar Desiree Sim – who is a product of the work we do.

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2018 Auction Packages Available – Find Your Favorite Item

Every year Tiger Jam provides guests with incredible moments, from playing poker against the top pros of the World Poker Tour, learning golf tips from Tiger Woods at Shadow Creek and jamming up close and personal with a GRAMMY award-winning musician. During the live and silent auction, guests can continue their Tiger Jam experience beyond […]

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Scholar Voices: My Journey from Scholar to Civil Engineer

For a long time, back to my high school days, I remember wanting to become a civil engineer at my dad’s advice. I’ve had my eye on this particular goal in large part because I had a strong desire to help communities by designing and implementing safe civil infrastructure. As an Earl Woods Scholar and with the support of my family, I set my dreams in motion when I was accepted as an engineering student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

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Designing Innovation for Equity: What’s Taking So Long?

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the ASU+GSV Summit, representing TGR Foundation and the work we do. Speaking to a packed room, our session, Designing Innovation for Equity, set out to broadly explore equity issues in relationship to the Innovation Economy-focused redesign of education systems. Sounds impressive, right?

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TGR EDU: Create and OSSE Announce the iSTEM Development Program

In some schools, a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can look like buying a few 3D-printers or turning a small area into a “maker space.” For twenty-seven administrators, teacher-leaders, curriculum coaches and teachers, from five Washington, D.C. public and charter schools, their commitment goes a lot deeper.

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TGR EDU: Explore Launches Redesigned Curriculum Page

With the recent launch of four new lesson plans, in addition to a professional development training video and an archived webinar focusing on project-based learning and 21st century skills, TGR EDU: Explore is rapidly expanding its library of transformative content for teachers, students and families in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and college-access. A project that has been in the works – and which is now live on the site – was to update the curriculum page to house this additional content, while also considering resources that will be launching later this year and beyond.

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What’s Lurking in Your Fast Food?

Working alongside the wonderful team at Discovery Education, we developed another exciting STEM lesson and brought it to life!  With the bright lights and cameras on me, I starred in my first digital lesson for TGR EDU: Explore. After a long day of filming and playing actress for the day, the end result is an engaging training video based on the lesson plan, What’s Lurking in Your Fast Food?, that offers educators a step-by-step guide to setting up this hands-on lesson in their own classroom.

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Gear up for TGR Learning Lab’s Summer Sessions

Summer is just around the corner. Here at the TGR Learning Lab, we are gearing up for a busy summer filled with a variety of classes for students. In addition to the usual favorites, instructors have been enthusiastically developing new activities for our members to enjoy. There is something for everyone this summer!

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TGR Foundation heads to ASU + GSV Summit

In just a few weeks’ time, TGR Foundation will be heading to the 2018 ASU + GSV Summit in San Diego, California. Founded in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual conference brings together business leaders, venture philanthropists, entrepreneurs and K-12 and university leaders and policy makers to discuss how we can use innovation to raise educational outcomes.

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Supporting Women in STEM

It’s Women’s History Month and we’re taking a closer look at the vital topic of women in STEM. While female representation within the field is growing, studies still show that women represent less than one third of all STEM careers. Which begs two questions—why the gender gap and what can we do to help eliminate it?

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March Volunteer of the Month: Desi Gonzalez

Many of our TGR Learning Lab volunteers are former student members who want to give back to our programs and invest in the next generation of students. This month, we would like to recognize one of our former TGR Learning Lab students who is looking to do just that. We are proud to recognize Desi Gonzalez as March Volunteer of the Month!

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TGR Foundation lights up SXSWedu

We’re just coming up for air after an exciting week attending SXSWedu in Austin, Texas! Fostering innovation in learning, the conference proved to be a great setting for TGR Foundation to showcase who we are and further introduce educators to TGR EDU: Explore, our digital platform offering free STEM and college-access lessons and activities. With […]

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Tiger Jam: 20 years of playing with purpose

2018 marks the 20th Tiger Jam, hosted by Tiger Woods. The benefit event has grown throughout the years, alongside Tiger and his foundation, into an iconic annual fundraising weekend in Las Vegas. Tiger Jam which is managed by TGR Live, has been an instrumental fundraiser for the educational programs of TGR Foundation. The inaugural event […]

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Founder Tiger Woods announces charity’s new name: TGR Foundation

In fall 2016, Tiger Woods set a professional evolution in motion with the launch of TGR Ventures (pronounced ‘T-G-R’), an umbrella brand that marked the next chapter in the golfer, businessman and philanthropist’s legacy. Now the evolution continues as the Tiger Woods Foundation renames itself as TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity—the next phase in […]

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Founder Tiger Woods announces charity’s new name: TGR Foundation

In fall 2016, Tiger Woods set a professional evolution in motion with the launch of TGR Ventures (pronounced ‘T-G-R’), an umbrella brand that marked the next chapter in the golfer, businessman and philanthropist’s legacy. Now the evolution continues as the Tiger Woods Foundation renames itself as TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity—the next phase in […]

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TGR Learning Lab Returns to Genesis Open

Visitors at the Genesis Open this week will engage in hands-on learning experiences, while getting a glimpse at the project-based STEM activities at the TGR Learning Lab tent.

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