Computer Science For All

Posted in Computer Science, News, News 2016

On January 30, 2016 the White House announced the Computer Science for All Initiative which will dedicate $4 billion in public and private funds to support Computer Science Education. The Center for STEM Education’s TRC program was honored to be acknowledged as part of President Obama’s CS for All (#CSforAll) announcement in recognition of the work the Center has been doing since 2014 related to computer science teacher professional...

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Inaugural Building Bridges Event Successfully Links Researchers and K-12 Educators

Posted in News, News 2016

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, the Center for STEM Education hosted its first Building Bridges: Creating Partnerships and Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice event, funded by a grant the center received from the 100Kin10 organization. The meeting’s goal was to begin bridging the gap between The University of Texas at Austin STEM faculty and researchers and local K-12 educators. With both communities excited about this new initiative,...

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Carol L. Fletcher Named Deputy Director Center for STEM Education

Posted in About the Center, News, News 2015, People

On November 1, 2015 Carol L. Fletcher was named Deputy Director of the Center for STEM Education, housed in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Fletcher was promoted from her previous position as Associate Director of the Texas Regional Collaborative, the largest project managed by the Center for STEM Education. Dr. Fletcher first joined the Center for STEM Education in 2004. “I am honored to be given the...

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The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education Announces $295,000 Grant from 100Kin10 to Address High School Computer Science Teacher Preparation

Posted in Computer Science, News, News 2015

Center for STEM Education awarded funds as a participant in 100Kin10’s STEM Fellowship Program, a national collaborative tasked with tackling the underrepresentation of engineering in K-12 schools Download this press release as a PDF The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education-TRC program announced it has been awarded a $295,000 grant to support computer science teachers. The grant was made possible by 100Kin10, a national...

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Expanding Computing Education Pathways through the Center for STEM Education

Posted in Computer Science, News, News 2015

The sound of keyboards clacking, robots whirring, students giggling and ideas being shared are common at summer computing camps, but such camps can be difficult to start-up and the costs of purchasing the initial equipment often prove prohibitive.  Thankfully, the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) program offers support both logistically and financially.  The Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin recently...

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Center for STEM Education leads Statewide Effort to Improve Computer Science Education

Posted in Computer Science, News, News 2015

  Without a doubt, STEM education is receiving a substantial amount of attention these days. Given this ubiquitous attention to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, one would think that school districts across the state and nation are giving more and more students opportunities to experience courses and extracurricular activities related to computing, a key component of the “T” in STEM. Unfortunately, that would be an...

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