News Category: outreach

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.

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 Announces Texas Teacher Externships Program Grant Recipients

By Stephen Gray
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April 5, 2018

The Center for STEM Education is excited to announce the awarding of 20 grants to applicants from around the state of Texas to host teacher externship programs during the summer of 2018, as part of the new Texas Teacher Externships Program, with follow-up in classrooms during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year. Awardees include Independent School Districts, Education Service Centers, Institutions of Higher Education, Charter Schools, and one non-profit organization. These organizations will use their awards to offer educators unique professional development opportunities that connect the classroom to the workplace to improve student academic achievement.

Center for STEM Education takes part in Argentina Educators Training Program

By Stephen Gray
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Oct. 13, 2017

During the Week of October 2, 2017, the Center for STEM Education played host to 25 educators from Argentina. The group, part of the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), spent a week on The University of Texas at Austin campus taking part in professional development seminars.