Cesare Wright wins 2016 Houston Humanitarian Award!


For his work in supporting K-12 STEM education outreach, rape-prevention and anti-bullying programs, and flood victim relief efforts, Cesare Wright (Kino-Eye Center President) received the 2016 Houston Humanitarian Award from Goodspire, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK), and the City of Houston.  Wright also recently won the Community Impact Award from the more »


Rice Drone Camp


Drone technology has taken the world by storm – figuratively and literally! The popularity of this new technology invites exciting learning opportunities, but also begs the question:  How may educators tap into the popularity of drones to advance education and better engage students? In Aug. 2015, the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership hosted a group of 20 middle more »


Valley West @ Microsoft

May 1st was an exciting day for one luck group 5th grade girls from Valley West Elementary School!  Accompanied by Shelea Majors (Kino-Eye Center Education Director), the students spent a day at Microsoft, learning about STEM careers for women, and hearing first-hand accounts from successful female engineers. Following a series more »


World Youth Foundation STEM Outreach


The Kino-Eye Center and Rice University ran a K-12 STEM outreach lab on Sat. Jan 24th, in partnership with the World Youth Foundation, Microsoft, ConocoPhillips, and the 100 Black Men mentorship organization. Cesare Wright (Kino-Eye Center President) led a group of local middle and high school students through an adapted more »


Media First Program

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Students learning to create and take control of media. Media First is a Kino-Eye Center initiative that builds on the extensive professional media experience of our Directors. Drawing on his background as a documentary filmmaker and News Editor & Special Projects Consultant for Fox 26 News, Cesare Wright collaborated with more »


K-12 Robotics & Math/Science Night

Valley West Elementary, a HoustonISD STEM Engineering Magnet School, was the first school in the district to offer a Robotics Course for elementary school students, via a generous contribution from Schlumberger. Valley West Elementary K-5 Robotics Program Schlumberger donated entry-level LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotics design kits to Valley West, and more »


Romulo Reis Pereira


Romulo Reis Pereira is a Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 3rd Degree Black Belt, international competition champion, and lead instructor at the Rilion Gracie Academy in Houston, TX.


KINO LORBER Summer Internship in Film/Media Distribution. Apply now!


Kino Lorber VP Elizabeth Sheldon speaks with Rice University students   Following a series of successful Kino-Eye Center sponsored lecture panels and screening events at Rice University, we are working with Kino Lorber to pre-screen and recommend highly qualified applicants for the prestigious Kino Lorber summer internship program. Upon request, more »


Rice University students talk film with Kino Lorber VP

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During a Kino-Eye Center sponsored coffee table discussion, Rice University students had the opportunity to speak with Elizabeth Sheldon (VP of Kino Lorber) about the evolving world of film distribution, including theatrical exhibition, multi-platform digital distribution, and marketing promotion. Ms. Sheldon used case studies of such Kino Lorber films as more »


Reconstructing Literacy

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In May 2011, Kino-Eye Center Education Director Shelea Majors and President Cesare Wright worked with education researchers to implement and create a short documentary film for the trial phase of a K-12 literacy intervention program. The resulting Deconstructing Literacy project employed a constructivist model of education theory. After a successful more »