News Category: equity

Inequality in college STEM education. Study finds Black and Latinx students leave STEM majors at higher rates.

By Christian Bazán
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June 3, 2019

Recent national studies indicate that black and Latinx students are entering STEM post-secondary education at a rate comparable to that of their white peers, yet STEM fields remain predominantly white and male. Little research has been conducted to understand the completion patterns seen in STEM degrees and whether they are consistent with other fields for black and Latinx students.

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

By Community Author
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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.