Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit 

Friday, December 8, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Engineering Education & Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Join the Texas Girls Collaborative Project for our first Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit 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.

This event is hosted during Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906), and is one of the many events or programs joining in the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem's CSEdWeek amplification.

Call for Breakout Session Presenters: Breakout session proposals will be accepted through October 30. Breakout sessions will be 50 minutes. Anticipated tracks include male advocacy/allies, volunteering and mentoring, pre-K / elementary school engagement, middle school engagement, high school engagement,  college engagement, workforce engagement / corporate women in STEM/tech affinity groups. Submit your proposal online by October 30.

Call for Meet-up Hosts: Meet-up Host proposals will be accepted through October 30. Meet-ups will take place in various rooms over lunch. Hosts will facilitate networking and conversations focused on the meet-up theme or target audience. Submit your proposal online by October 30.

Cost: Cost is $75 and includes parking validation, breakfast and lunch.

Registration: Please complete the online registration form for the event. You will receive a confirmation email with additional information on parking, logistics, etc.

Agenda:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                   Check-in, Networking, Breakfast Tacos & Coffee
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                 Welcome
  • 10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.               Breakout Sessions
  • 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                Lunch, Networking, Hosted Meet Ups, Self-Guided Tours
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.                   Breakout Sessions
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                   Closing Session & Stand Up for STEM Awards

Social Media: Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @TXGCP. We'll use hashtag #TXGCPSummit for the event. 

Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact Tricia Berry at STEM@txgcp.org regarding sponsorship opportunities for the Summit. Opportunities include breakout session track sponsorships, meet-up room sponsorships, breakfast or lunch sponsorships, giveaway or bag sponsorships, and more.