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TGR EDU: Explore launches new digital module covering animal ancestry

When asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, a common response from young students interested in animals is “a veterinarian.”  Although becoming a veterinarian is a noble and valued profession, one that certainly appeals to a wide range of people, both young and old, more often than not students are simply unaware of the vast opportunities available to them in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields that align directly with their passions. Opportunities that can advance human understanding of complex issues, provide life-saving research or solve difficult problems.   

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TGR Learning Lab Student Spotlight: From College Bound Academy to College

Last summer, I took the first steps of my college journey by signing up for College Bound Academy (CBA) at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA. Coming from the Phillipines, I grew up with no prior knowledge of the U.S. education system. As the oldest among my siblings, I often had to turn to my friends for guidance. I followed their actions in hopes that what I was doing was right, but I realized that I shouldn’t be dependent on them. From then on, I took charge of my life and made myself responsible for my future.

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Celebrating Earth Day with TGR EDU: Explore’s Magnetic Migration Lesson

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by investigating the migration patterns of animals. Magnetic Migration, our engaging, hands-on lesson from TGR EDU: Explore, highlights animals’ abilities to navigate using Earth’s magnetic field. In recent years, scientists have gathered evidence to determine how animals use Earth’s magnetic field as a way to survival. This […]

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Meet Hector Pantoja: An Unrelenting Champion

Determined and driven since birth, Hector Pantoja, an alumnus of the Earl Woods Scholar Program, conquered language barriers, overcame insecurities, proved doubting teachers wrong and excelled through college.

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Volunteer Spotlight: TGR Learning Lab celebrates 13 years of Joy

Although there have been many changes since TGR Foundation opened the doors of the flagship TGR Learning Lab in 2006, the support of the community and volunteers has remained unwavering. Joy Heverly is an original volunteer and has served at the front desk longer than a decade. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we recognize her dedication and service to our programs and mission to empower youth through education.

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TGR Foundation celebrates National Volunteer Week

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we would like to point the spotlight on the hundreds volunteers that have served alongside us since the launch of the TGR Learning Lab in 2006. Our volunteers have been crucial to our success thus far and we are grateful to each individual that has committed countless hours to our students and programs.

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Scholar Voices: My Journey to becoming a Dartmouth College Grad

With graduation on the horizon, I cannot help but reflect on my personal growth over the last four years. College has definitely served as a formative experience in my life – one where I’ve had several opportunities to critically engage with my identity.

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TGR Foundation Partners with Kimmelman Foundation to launch academic, sports complex in Los Angeles

The United States Tennis Association Foundation, Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation, AEG and the LA Galaxy will unite behind the expansive Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus, planned as the marquee sports and academic complex for the West Coast Some of the nation’s leading names in athletics and education are teaming up to be part of the […]

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Genesis Open highlights TGR Learning Lab Student Artists

As Genesis Open guests visit the Family Village to see if their “STEM Game is on Par,” students from our flagship TGR Learning Lab will have their artwork on display. In fall of 2018 while 7-12 grade students enrolled in our Expanded Learning Program explored college and career opportunities many rose to the challenge of our inaugural graphic design competition.

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TGR Learning Lab Returns to Genesis Open

For the third consecutive year, the TGR Learning Lab’shands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities will make their way to The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles during the Genesis Open. From Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17, young golf fans can swing by the TGR Learning Lab powered by CDW & Samsung and test their STEM and golf skills.

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Farmers Insurance® supports Earl Woods Scholar Program in honor of Stan Smith

Expanding on the long-standing work to help provide support, Farmers Insurance recently selected TGR Foundation as a community organization for the Stan Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Scholar Voices: An original Earl Woods Scholar guides the next generation

We called ourselves “The First Five.” That summer of 2008, Avni, Omar, Pau, Stephanie and I (thought we) were the coolest kids at the TGR Learning Lab. In our pre-planned, color-coordinated outfits, we assisted teachers and students in building mouse trap cars and launching rockets.
Interspersed with all the fun, we learned from community and business leaders how to build our résumés, network with professionals and present with confidence. I’m not entirely sure, but I think that was the last time I ended a presentation with an awkward grin and a “…So yeah.” In my current position as an Academic Counselor at UC Irvine, I enjoy mentoring students through college and toward their graduate school and career goals.

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Earl Woods Scholar Andres Guerrero Reflects on Journey to College Graduation

A few short weeks ago, our ninth annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop brought together nearly 80 scholars from coast to coast. Among them was New York University senior Andres Guerrero, who gave a heartfelt speech at the graduation celebration luncheon, a hallmark of the Winter Workshop.

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Winter Workshop celebrates graduating seniors, prepares undergrads for success

Kicking off the new year with a reunion of over 80 scholars and a reminder of the importance and impact of our programs, the 9th annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop commenced at the TGR Learning Lab Jan. 3-5.

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Junior Golfer uses TGR Learning Lab skills and experiences to expand golf among youth

As a 13 year-old junior golfer who has been playing the game for 5 years, I know firsthand that golf can be a frustrating and lonely sport sometimes. It wasn’t until my mom found the TGR Learning Lab (TGRLL) when I was ten years old that I really enjoyed playing and practicing golf.

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Traveling, speaking and collaborating for future education equity: A report from the road

Creating an equitable future requires attention to the signals around us every day. In a world brimming with global competition, rapid technological advancements and growing disparities in academic achievement across the nation, the signals appear in the news every day. October presented me with multiple opportunities to travel, share and learn about different approaches in teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, transformation efforts and the future of working and learning. With each new destination it was clear that change in our education systems is necessary and through committed organizations, collective efforts and strategic partnerships it will happen.

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Donor Spotlight: USLI and Thomas Nerney support STEM and students at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Later this month the Tiger Woods Invitational, a private golf event presented by United States Liability Insurance (USLI), will return to the breathtaking Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. While TGR Live’s charity events offer guests unforgettable experiences on and off the golf course, they also stand as a reminder of the power of partnership.

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TGR Learning Lab study shows shift of students’ perceptions of scientists

When you picture a scientist, what do see? Did you immediately think of a mad scientist? Chances are you pictured a white male, wearing some form of eyewear, in a lab, using test tubes. You are not alone. This image is something that researchers have found across the globe through the use of the Draw-a-Scientist Test. As a learning facilitator at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA and a Teaching Biological Sciences master’s candidate at Miami University, I had the opportunity to complete my own Draw-a-Scientiststudy this past summer.

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STEM Studio participants soar through STEM using drones

We’ve seen those breathtaking videos of natural landscapes, watched synchronized LED light performances at the Super Bowl, or even read about commercial drone package delivery. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have served their initial purpose of military reconnaissance and supported developments in agriculture, photography and film, and even search and rescue operations. They’ve recently made their way into education, and it becomes important for our educators to examine the opportunities and precautions when implementing lessons involving new technology. This year, TGR EDU: Create introduced drone workshops during our STEM Studio professional development trainings for educators that focused on promoting computer science concepts and how STEM thinking has contributed to the current application of drones.

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Back to School Basics: 9 Tips to start the year strong

As a middle-school principal, I always looked forward to welcoming students, families and teachers back to school. The new year brings about excitement and challenges for everyone, so it’s important to start on a positive note. 

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