News Category: research

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.

STEM Scholar speakers share latest research with UT students and faculty

By Christian Bazán
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March 18, 2019

The UT STEM Center has been hosting two scholar speaker series for the spring semester, the Brown Bag Colloquium and the STEM Ed Scholars of Color Colloquium. Both series offer UT students and faculty opportunities to hear and discuss the latest research in STEM education in informal lunch sessions. STEM Center Director Eric Knuth created these lunch talks as an opportunity to promote scholarship and community within the academic environment.

Upcoming presentations from STEM Researchers this Spring

By Christian Bazán
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March 13, 2019

The Spring conference season is quite busy for the College of Education STEM researchers this year with the American Educational Research Association annual meeting (AERA), the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) all at the beginning of April.  Below you can find a list of the presenters and their presentations (not full citations of the work being presented) by conference:

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.

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.