News Category: equity

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

By Community Author
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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.

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.

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.

STEM Center Deputy Director Dr. Carol Fletcher to speak at CSforAll Knowledge Forum 2018 in El Paso

By Stephen Gray
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Sept. 10, 2018

The STEM Center's Deputy Director, Dr. Carol Fletcher, will join Dr. Kamau Bobb and Lien Diaz of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech on stage during the CSforAll Knowledge Forum 2018 being held on the campus of UT El Paso from September 12-13, 2018.

Too busy for Professional Development? Not with online courses from the UT STEM Center!

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 20, 2018

Back to school is a busy time for teachers, but don’t let that deter you from getting the professional development you need to improve your practice for the 2018-19 school year. To help out, the UT STEM Center are offering both self-paced and facilitated online professional development experiences for CS and STEM teachers who don’t have time to attend a full workshop during this busy time of year.