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Sponsors, Support Partners & Volunteers

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Academic Rodeo's Partner Organizations and Volunteers provide support in a variety of ways each year, giving thousands of volunteer hours in support of the program. Find your place in Academic Rodeo by clicking the Volunteer Now link below to learn more about the ways you can be involved in creating fun, experiential learning for East Texas Students. School Groups can volunteer for Community Service Hours by displaying entries, copying, helping with set-up, and more.

Volunteer Now!
Contact Deborah Newman for more information.

Are you interested in becoming an Academic Rodeo Sponsor?
Contact Deborah Newman, Director of Academic Rodeo, or Teresa Glover, Director of Development.

About Our Support Partners

The following organizations partnered with Academic Rodeo for its 2020 presentation to provide volunteer assistance for the contests listed.
  • The University of Texas at Tyler School of Education and Psychology - Kinder Critters Contest, Mathletics, Mindset Breaking Experience, Pentathlon, Science Fair, and Writing Contest
  • The University of Texas at Tyler Campus Computing Center - Computer Science Fair
  • The UT Tyler Discovery Science Place - Engineering Challenge.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Spelling Bee
  • Smith County Extension Education Association - Agriculture Identification Contest and Youth Fashion Show
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Smith County - Agriculture Identification Contest
  • Tyler Civic Theatre - Drama Festival
  • Tyler Junior College - Art Contest


University of Texas at Tyler
Hiland Dairy
Sleep City
Tyler Civic Theatre

Individual Involvement

Individuals also volunteer in various ways to support the following contests and activities:
  • Academic Challenge Quiz Moderator
  • Academic Challenge Quiz Question Resources
  • Judges for Engineering Challenge
  • Mindset Breaking Experience Coordinators
  • One Act Play Dressing Room Supervisors and Timekeepers
  • Science Fair Judges
  • Displaying Art, Kinder Critter and Writing entries
  • Checking-in and displaying Science Fair entries
  • Assisting with the Awards Celebration
  • Taking down and organizing entries for release
  • and much more!
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