Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit 

Friday, December 7, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Engineering Education & Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Join the Texas Girls Collaborative Project for our 2nd Annual 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.

Thanks to the corporate partners for supporting the Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit.

  • Summit Lead Sponsor: Emerson

  • Lunch Sponsor: Thrivent Financial

  • Summit Supporter: Cirrus Logic

Registration is Closed - contact STEM@txgcp.org for late registration possibilities:

  • Cost is $75 and includes parking validation, breakfast and lunch. Accepted presenters will receive a discounted registration rate. Register online by Wednesday, December 5.

  • Presenters will be offered a $30 discounted registration fee.

  • Limited registration scholarships are available. Inquire via email.

  • Please also note that this is not an event designed for minors. Any minor presenting or in attendance must be chaperoned by a participating adult at all times.

  • Who else is registered? Check out the list of organizations represented by registered participants.

Special STEM Professional Development Event on Saturday, December 8th: The University of Texas at Austin K12 STEM Collaborative, a group of programs, centers, and groups across campus engaged in STEM outreach and education, is hosting a UT STEM Professional Development Day on Saturday, December 8th. The STEM Center, Environmental Science Institute, OnRamps, and Women in Engineering Program are hosting several workshops (up to 7 hours of CPE credits). PDF event flyer available for download and sharing. Check it out!

Corporate Partnerships: Contact Tricia Berry at triciaberry@txgcp.org for information on how to support the Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit or check out the sponsorship opportunities overview.

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


8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Check-in, Networking, Breakfast Tacos & Coffee

9:15 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Welcome, Stand Up for STEM Awards, Power of Mentors Panel

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Breakout Session 1

Coaching Early for STEM Success
Early Career Programs to Recruit and Retain Women in STEM
Hands-On/Minds-On: Design Thinking in Integrated STEM
Hearing Student Voices: What High School Girls in STEM Have to Say
Solve it by Sunset & SPARKATHON: Inclusion, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Play - All in a Fun and Exciting Event

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breakout Session 2

Bringing a Girls in STEM Event to Life
Engineering Design and the 5E Lesson
Equitable Access to STEM | STEM is for Everyone
Questioning the Curriculum: Framing Your STEM Curriculum Development (additional resource)
Working Mothers in STEM: Best Policies and Culture

12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Networking, Meet Ups & Resource Sharing, Self-Guided Tours

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Breakout Session 3

Adult and Child Interactions to Foster Engineering in the Early Childhood Environment
Men as Allies
Overview of the miniGEMS STEAM and Programming 2018 Summer Camp
Peer-to-Peer Coaching Program Impacting Retention of Diverse STEM Students
When ALL Means ALL

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Breakout Session 4

Community Support: The Foundation for Leading and Learning
Mouse: Technology with Purpose
My STEM Career Path
Research Experience for Teachers (RET): Leading the Way to Implementing Engineering-based Classroom Lessons
The Importance of Soft Skills in a High Tech World
Women’s Affinity Groups in Corporations: Best Practices & Lessons Learned

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Breakout Session 5

Exploring the Importance of Computational & Analytical Skills to Prepare for College Readiness & STEM Careers in High School
Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators through FIRST Robotics
STEM Insight - Connecting You To All Things STEM
CREW: Making Way for the Next Generation of Latina Tech Leaders
Young Scholars Program: A Bridge to Engineering in College

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Reception, Networking, Resource Sharing

Event Flyer available for download to print and/or share with others.

See the Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit 2017 webpage for past presentations.