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New PMI Education Foundation (PMIEF) Chapter Liaison


Hi Fort Worth! I am Samantha Cowan and I’m your new PMIEF Chapter Liaison! I’m truly excited about this role as I get to liaise with PMI Global about the great work we do in the community and then communicate to our Chapter what Global PMI is doing so we can partner with them in Social Good efforts and activities! As a volunteer also in our Fort Worth PMI Academic Outreach team, this role compliments nicely! PMIEF is a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and  is celebrating its 30th year. PMIEF is  partnering with youth-serving nonprofits that instill the importance of learning and help youth build life skills through project management. These partnerships help prepare young people to better pursue their academic and professional goals by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for 21st century success. The 2020 partnerships are with the following Nonprofits:


Special Olympics International (SOI) encourages inclusion with the aim of eradicating discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities.


F1 in SchoolsTM (F1iS), the official Formula 1® education initiative.


Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

We need your help

We have already started planning several activities with the Special Olympics and are working towards offering some exciting volunteer opportunities. We will keep you updated as these opportunities come available. If you know anyone involved with the Fort Worth Chapter of Junior Achievement or F1 in Schools, can you please put us in touch with them? We would love an introduction which would help greatly in establishing a relationship.  Please email me at pmief@fwpmi.org.


I am honored to be volunteering as the PMIEF liaison and look forward to collaborating with you all for Social Good!





The Future City Competition – sponsored by DiscoverE (National Engineers Week) – inspires young students about engineering by challenging them to solve the real-world problems associated with building a livable city of the future.  This year's theme is "Living on the Moon."

More than 45 schools are working hard on their city concepts and their solutions for conquering the harsh moon environment. 

So, please take a minute now and sign up … then help us spread the word about these volunteer opportunities.

North Texas conducts two parallel activities (separate enrollment for each):

  • The Future City Competition – the original DiscoverE middle-school program, and
  • Future City Junior – pioneered by NTX to introduce 4-5thgraders to engineering.



  1. Team Mentors– (http://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part_mentor.html) Guide and advise the student teams as they design their future lunar cities. Future City and Future City Junior.
  2. Virtual Judges– (http://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part_judge.html) Score a variety of deliverables, including
  3. General Coordination– Technical and non-technical volunteers welcome. Contact regional@dfwfuturecity.org.


For additional information: http://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part_vols.html or contact Jean Eason, regional@dfwfuturecity.org.