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E.g., Monday, December 10, 2018
E.g., Monday, December 10, 2018

TEA STEM Listening Tour

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Dec. 10, 2018

The TEA is excited to announce that the College and Career and Military Preparation (CCMP) Division will be conducting a statewide listening tour to inform the development of a new state plan required for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and the development of statewide frameworks for STEM education and Work-based Learning (WBL).

UT STEM Center welcomes new Director

By Christian Bazán
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Dec. 4, 2018

Eric Knuth, Ph.D., has been a professor in the UT Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education since the Fall of 2017 and recently accepted the position of Director of the STEM Center. He also holds an Elizabeth Shatto Massey Endowed Chair in Education.

Research Colloquia series begins at the STEM Center

By Christian Bazán
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Dec. 3, 2018

A new Brown Bag Colloquium series recently began with Dr. Cristine Legare, Department of Psychology, giving the series’ inaugural talk on Thursday, November 29th. The series is intended to raise awareness of STEM education-related research on campus as well as to cultivate and build potential research relationships across College of Education departments and across campus schools and colleges.

The deadline for organizations to sign up for Girls Day 2019 is 12/9

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Nov. 26, 2018

The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at UT Austin is gearing up for Girl Day 2019. Join us by leading a hands-on STEM activity or demonstration. The deadline for organizations to sign up is Sunday, December 9, 2018. Non-profits may participate for free. Learn more at https://girlday.utexas.edu/community-partners.

Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit

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Nov. 26, 2018

Join the Texas Girls Collaborative Project for our 2nd Annual Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit Friday, December 7th from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Engineering Education & Research Center (EERC) at UT Austin. This special event is designed to share best practices, connect organizations and individuals, and showcase outstanding efforts to increase the number of girls in STEM and support the retention of women in STEM careers. STEM professionals and all who are engaged in education, outreach, recruitment, and/or retention of women and girls in STEM are invited to join in.

DFW CSTA Members Call for Proposals, 2nd Annual Collaborative Conference

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Nov. 6, 2018

DFW CSTA Members, the 2nd Annual Collaborative Conference is coming up February 23rd, 2019 for all high school teachers who teach any of the following courses: 

  • Computer Programming
  • Advanced Computer Programming
  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Computer Science III
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • IB DP Computer Science SL/HL

Proposals for presenting at the conference are open and due by November 30th, 2018. Topics of interest to DFQ CSTA members:

2019 CSTA Annual Conference, Call for Proposals Open

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Nov. 6, 2018

Applications are now open to present at the 20th anniversary CSTA Annual Conference, July 7-10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Submit your application by 11:59 PM PT December 2nd, 2018. We encourage educators from all grades and experience levels to consider submitting a proposal. We’re looking for proposals from educators that are:

Summer AP reader applications open

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Nov. 5, 2018

The summer 2019 AP reader applications are open. Gain an in-depth understanding of the AP Exam so you can better assess your own students’ work. In a survey, over 97% of returning High School AP Readers and over 72% of returning Higher Ed AP Readers said that they made changes to the way they teach or score work because of their experience at the AP Reading. 

UT and Austin ISD have an ‘AWSM’ plan get more women in Computer Science

By Christian Bazán
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Oct. 19, 2018

Over the past five years, Texas has seen significant improvement in high school computer science (CS) enrollment, yet growth in female enrollment continues to lag. According to data collected by the UT STEM Center, in 2017 only 26% of students completing a CS course were female. Additionally, Code.org reported females accounted for only 27% of the Advanced Placement (AP) CS exams taken in 2017.