Summer STEM excitement is headed to the library!

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Congratulations to the 36 libraries selected to receive a Trailblazer visit! 

Thanks to the Tocker Foundation for delivering hands-on science to libraries across Texas. With more than 90 applications, there were no easy decisions to be made. 

We are currently in the process of notifying awarded libraries.  Please be sure to check the email address associated with your application for notifications over the next couple of weeks. 

Selected Library Checklist

Please review the Trailblazer Visit Agreement Information Packet : pdfTrailblazer Visit Agreement Details

  • Complete online Trailblazer Visit Acceptance Agreement by Thursday April 26, 2018

  • Complete Parking and Contact Reservation Form by Thursday, May 10th

  • Email a marked map to by Thursday, May 10th 

  • Submit a Volunteer Information form at least 3 weeks before your event

  • If you decide to have pre-scheduled groups, submit an event schedule 3 weeks before your event

Volunteer Recruitment Tools

Start early! Volunteer recruitment takes time, and is the most important duty of the library. These are available for you to download, edit, and print the documents below to create fliers to recruit your volunteers.  

pdfVolunteer Recruitment Tips

docxVolunteer Recruitment - Editable Flier


Getting the word out about your event

Below is a press release and media guide to send to local media outlets, an editable poster you can print and distribute, a document with sample text you can use on social media to get the word out about your event, as well as cute social-media ready images for you to share.  Please be sure to tag Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, and please use our hashtag, #DrivingSTEM so we can support your efforts! 

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Media GuidepdfMedia Guide

Social Media Photos can be found and downloaded from the shared photo album: 

Poster TemplatedocxPoster Template (to edit)


We love photos, videos, and stories! 

Please share all videos, photos, and stories with

Be sure to tag Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering and hashtag #DrivingSTEM 


 Questions? Please contact Emily Mitis, Trailblazer Program Coordinator at or 512-471-6100.



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