Academic Outreach Programs

Part of our chapter's mission is to be a "respected community contributor by promoting awareness, effectiveness and value to local practitioners and organizations."  As such we have developed a comprehensive Outreach program which has several teams that focus on specific target areas.  The purpose of these teams is to promote the FWPMI chapter within our community and provide opportunities to engage with local companies, universities, schools and non-profits.

Academic Outreach team
This team strives to advance the profession and practice of project management by developing relationships with local academic institutions (middle school, high school, colleges and universities).   They create awareness of PMI Education Foundation and academic standards and work with these institutions to create demand for project management programs, clubs and curricula.

Current Year Initiatives:

* Develop student events at local universities and colleges and provide information on PMI certifications and the Fort Worth chapter
* Work with Future Cities to include project management as criteria for annual events
* Attend the Texas Work Force Commission's Career Fair for youth
* Represent the chapter at other opportunities that come up through out the year

For questions, comments, or for more information please email

Annual North Texas Future Cities Competition
January 26th, 2019

Members of the Fort Worth PMI chapter volunteered at the North Texas Regional Future City ® Competition on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Cindy Vandersleen, Julie Farmer, Kathy Harvel and Sed Masic spent the day volunteering and judging future city models created by students from 6th-8th grade.  The theme of this year’s contest was “Powering the Future” and each entry included some type of natural disaster.  FWPMI sponsored the “Riskonator” special award given to the students who displayed the best implementation of risk management and planning.  At the end of the day students from West Ridge Middle School in Austin won the award with their “Evergreen” city model. 

   Students Alp Serbest, Esin Serbest and David Li protected their city from hurricanes with a 30 foot wall, underground power grids and a multi-level design.  In addition, the city had hydroponic farms which were several stories high and generators that could provide up to 22 hours of LED lighting in the event of power loss. 

Kathy Harvel, PMP, presented the Riskonator award to Team Evergreen during the awards ceremony. 

Contact if you want to volunteer with our Academic Outreach tam in the future.

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