News Category: announcement

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 is a fellow in the Elizabeth Shatto Massey Endowed Chair in Education.

National Alliance for Expanding Computing Education Pathways has a new home at The University of Texas at Austin

By Christian Bazán
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Sept. 24, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the UT STEM Center a three-year $2.5 million grant to lead the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance. ECEP is one of eight Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances (BPC) funded by the NSF to increase the number and diversity of students in K-16 pathways. ECEP works with state leadership teams to achieve this goal through education policy reform. First launched in 2012 through an NSF grant to Georgia Tech and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, ECEP has since grown through four phases from two states to sixteen and Puerto Rico. Building on the existing network of ECEP states noted in the map above, the ECEP leadership team is pleased to announce the fifth phase addition of six new states to the Alliance: Hawaii, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.

The Center for STEM Education is now The STEM Center

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 31, 2018

In 1965, the College of Education established the Science Education Center under the leadership of Professor Addison E. Lee. Over the years, the center expanded it's research and outreach programs, eventually becoming the Center for STEM Education. Recognized for it's ability to create networks and collaboratives of researchers and educators, the center gained a reputation as an intellectual hub for the improvement of the teaching and learning of all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects.