News Category: ut-austin

New STEM Scholar colloquium series to begin Fall 2019

By Christian Bazán
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June 3, 2019

Continuing the success of the Brown Bag and STEM Ed Scholars of Color Colloquia, the STEM Center will be hosting eight STEM scholars this Fall. The scholars will share their latest research in an informal lunch setting in the STEM PD space in the George I. Sánchez Bldg. Rm 352. All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

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.

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.

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.