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As you know, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce strongly supports higher education and opportunities to work with students. A few months ago, we sent an email with the opportunity to participate in a severe weather survey for a federally funded research collaboration between Austin College and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We recently had some good news from Alison Boehmer:

  • In May, I presented my findings to faculty and graduate students at the University of Oklahoma and NOAA affiliates. The project was well-received and researchers were very impressed by the amount of local participation.
  • In fact, NOAA was so pleased with and interested in the project that it will be included in the 2019 NOAA Science Report to Congress. A big thanks to your Chamber’s partnership!
  • As I am working through my write-up, it is clear that more data would be really great.

Please see the information below and take a moment to participate in this survey.

My name is Alison Boehmer and I am a recent graduate of Austin College and will be starting a political science Ph.D. program at UC San Diego in the fall. For the last year, Austin College economics professor, Dr. Kevin Simmons, and I have been working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on an exciting project. Under the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, H.R. 353, our research is charged with the task of better understanding firm behavior in the face of severe weather, given various warning systems. We are using a 15-minute digital survey to approach this task. 

 We would like to invite your participation in this survey and an important project. To further entice your participation, this project will be featured in the 2019 NOAA Science Report to Congress! Thank you for investing in both your community and the increasingly important realm of weather research. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at

 Survey Link:​

Thank you Frisco Chamber of Commerce members for your participation. I know Alison is very grateful for the help of our business community, as are we at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. If your company policy does not allow you to click links from your email, you may also obtain this information by typing into your browser for the link to this survey.

FISD/CTE offers 10 Internship programs. CTE is currently selecting internship sites for next school year and would like to invite you to contact Kim Anderson at if interested in hosting a student intern.

Internship classes include: Practicum in Marketing (paid internships via after-school employment), Sports Management, Graphic Design, Law, Architecture, Health Science, Pharmacology, and Veterinary Medical Applications

CTE provides students with not only career and academic skills, but soft skills that are needed for the modern workplace, such as critical thinking; communication; teamwork; citizenship, integrity, and ethical leadership; research tools; creativity; and innovation.

FISD/CTE offers 8 dual credit courses and 6 articulated courses.

The FISD/CTE center is serving 4484 students this year and offers programs of study in 20 areas.

ISM is an exciting, rigorous, elective offered at Frisco ISD high schools, designed for high-achieving juniors or seniors.

ISM would not be possible without the gracious support of professionals throughout the community. Please consider getting involved in any or all of the following volunteer opportunities. For additional information, click HERE.

In addition, four Frisco ISD high schools are piloting INCubatoredu, an entrepreneurship program that brings learning to life by combining foundational business content with authentic entrepreneurial experience. The program will take students at Centennial, Frisco, Heritage, and Lone Star high schools through the process of turning a business idea into an actual pitch.

Professionals from a variety of backgrounds serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the process of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses and then learning how to adapt and improve their ideas.

The program includes curriculum, resources, and training to support the District’s entrepreneurship course. Although there is a classroom teacher to support all the volunteers, INCubatoredu relies on the willingness of community members to volunteer their time and knowledge to support students throughout the duration of the program.

Entrepreneurs, as well as current and retired business professionals, have the opportunity to share their time and expertise by volunteering in one of four roles. There is a need for volunteers in the following areas: finance, marketing, web/app development, law and more.

Local entrepreneurs and business professionals can obtain more information or apply as volunteers by contacting Miller at or 469.633.6864.



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