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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.

The Center for STEM Education is now The STEM Center

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 31, 2018

In 1965, the College of Education established the Science Education Center under the leadership of Professor Addison E. Lee. Over the years, the center expanded it's research and outreach programs, eventually becoming the Center for STEM Education. Recognized for it's ability to create networks and collaboratives of researchers and educators, the center gained a reputation as an intellectual hub for the improvement of the teaching and learning of all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects.

2018 TRC Excellence Awards

By Stephen Gray
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June 29, 2018

Each of the three days of the TRC 24th Annual Meeting were punctuated by awards presented to teachers, Collaboratives, and Project Directors, all of whom exemplify the spirit of excellence that has marked the 25 years of the Texas Regional Collaboratives program. The STEM Center is proud of the dedication and hard work each awardee has shown in the name of improving the teaching of math and science in Texas schools. Congratulations to all of our 2018 award winners! 

TRC 24th Annual Meeting 2018

By Stephen Gray
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June 26, 2018

The TRC Annual Meeting brings together teachers, education and business leaders, policy makers, and legislators to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the TRC's state-wide collaborative network. As a three day professional development event, the Annual Meeting provides teachers breakout sessions, featured speakers ranging from STEM education researchers and innovators to business leaders and STEM professionals. The Annual Meeting also provides teachers with the opportunity to network and share ideas with fellow educators from outside their region and across the state. It’s also a lot of fun, with hands-on activities, games, cheers, and even some pirates.

WeTeach_CS Announces 2018 Change Maker and Mini-Grand Award Recipients during Summit

By Stephen Gray
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June 19, 2018

Sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments, the awards are not only a way to recognize the dedication and vision of exceptional teachers, but also to inspire the community as a whole to keep working for improved and expanded CS education in Texas. This year, WeTeach_CS presented eight teachers with Mini-Grant Awards, eight teachers with Change Maker Awards, and for the first time recognized two exceptional administrators with Change Maker Awards of their own.

2018 WeTeach_CS Summit – June 18-20

By Stephen Gray
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June 18, 2018

The WeTeach_CS Summit is a 3-day event which educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, advocates, administrators, professional development providers, university instructors, and policy-makers to advance the goal of CS for All in Texas and beyond. This year’s Summit will be held on the shores of the San Gabriel River at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, TX, just outside of Austin. Approximately 450 CS champions will be in attendance.

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.