June 27, 2017

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Renaissance Austin Hotel

Glass Oaks Ballroom

9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759 (Map / Directions)



There are unique challenges to leading and supporting the work of K-12 STEM. The STEM Leadership Summit will immerse attendees in collaborative experiences focused on the unique needs of STEM leaders. Topics will include:

  • T-TESS in the STEM Classroom
  • Building an Inclusive K-12 Computer Science Pipeline
  • Leadership in STEM schools: Principal Panel
  • Math Pathways: Practical Strategies for Preparing ALL Students for Post-Secondary Success

The STEM Leadership Summit will be co-located with the 2017 TRC Annual Meeting. All Leadership attendees will also participate in the following events with Annual Meeting attendees

  • Luncheon featuring Dr. Penny Schwinn, Deputy Commissioner of Academics, TEA – Texas STEM priorities in the era of ESSA
  • Showcase and Reception celebrating Texas STEM Superheroes – teachers and TRC projects
  • Dinner featuring inspirational Keynote Speaker Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard. Click for more information about Liz Murray


  • 8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Coffee
  • 9:00 – 11:45 Sessions
  • 12:00 – 1:45 Luncheon Keynoted by Dr. Penny Schwinn, TEA Deputy Commissioner
  • 2:00 – 4:30 Sessions
  • 5:00 – 7:00 Celebrating STEM Superheroes Showcase and Reception
  • 7:00 – 9:00 Dinner Keynoted by Liz Murray

Eligible Attendees

Participants will include superintendents, principals, curriculum specialists, teachers, professors and professional development providers who are interested in leadership in STEM. Attendees do not have to be TRC or WeTeach_CS participants.


Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Participants should receive the certificate two to three weeks after the event. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.





The sleeping room block for this event is full. Please contact the Renaissance Austin Hotel (512-343-2626) directly to receive the best rate available.
Additionally, there are several other hotels in the area offering state rate:


Free and valet parking is available at the Renaissance Hotel.



  • $200/person ( includes all meals)
  • TRC members who are also registered for the TRC Annual Meeting may attend at a discounted rate of $100/person. Please contact Carolina Cardenas for details regarding discounted registration.

Registration Deadline

  • June 20, 2017

Payment Instructions

  • Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all the necessary information you need to provide to your business offices regarding credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
  • Checks for registration need to be made out to The University of Texas at Austin. Please mail checks to the attention of Jeff Early, along with the printed registration confirmation email, to the following address.
    • Center for STEM Education
    • 1912 Speedway, D5500
    • SZB 340
    • Austin, TX 78712
    • Attn: Jeff Early

Payment Questions?

Please email Jeff Early (Jeff.Early@austin.utexas.edu) with any payment questions you may have.

Online Registration Instructions

Click the registration button below to register your attendance. If you need technical help with the registration page, please contact stemcenter@austin.utexas.edu.

 Click to Register