The 2003 Texas Legislature established the "Texas Governor's School".
The purpose of this program is to provide a rich and challenging academic experience in Science and Technology for advanced high school students. This program is generously supported by the University of North Texas.

TGS Doors Are Closed

January 2014

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the doors to this wonderful program have to close in 2014.   Our Administrative Coordinator, Anne Middleton, will continue in the TGS office through the end of the University's fiscal year so that we can close down the office and cease TGS functions.  Our phone number 940-369-8918 and web address will remain active at this time. We will update this site as news warrants.

We thank you for your support and encouragement these past few years and want to continue to hear from our alumni.

Dr. Richard F. Reidy, Director

Tech Titans Recognition

August 2011

2011 Tech Titans -
From left to right: Kelly Born, Student Life Director; Christina Dearman, Curriculum Coordinator; JC Chiao, TGS faculty member and UTA faculty member; Rick Reidy, TGS Director; Anne Middleton, TGS Administrative Coordinator

The Metroplex Technology Business Council presented the first Tech Titans awards in 2001 at gala ceremonies at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas. From that modest beginning of six award presentations, Tech Titans has grown to become the largest annual event honoring achievement and innovation in the technology industry in North Texas. Awards are now presented in ten categories along with the Tech Titans of the Future Scholarship Awards for both the university and high school levels.

This program recognizes world-class talent, innovation and leadership in the North Texas technology industry. Companies large and small, individual contributors and even rising young stars will be recognized for their cutting-edge innovations that have shaped the tech industry.

TGS Staff and Faculty member JC Chiao at the Tech Titans Award Gala in August 2011. Our TGS program was a finalist in the category of Tech Titan of the Future-University Level which recognizes educational institutions that encourage/support students to choose technology and engineering as career paths. Dr. Chiao, TGS Nanotechnology teacher and UTA faculty member, was the winner in the Technology Innovator category. Congratulations to both Dr. Chiao and Dr. Reidy, Director of the TGS program at UNT.


Questions may be directed to Anne Middleton, Administrative Coordinator of the Texas Governor's School, at,

Thank you to all those who made the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 programs a success!



This page was last updated on January 15, 2014