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STEM Summer Camps in North Texas

For the 14th consecutive year the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of North Texas (a partner college with the National Convergence Technology Center NSF grant) is offering STEM Summer Camps for middle school and high school students in North Texas. Camp programs will be offered at Discovery Park in Denton, as well…

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IT Faculty Professional Development Opportunity

If you are a high school or community college STEM teacher, you may be aware of the “AP Computer Science Principles” exam (or dual cred) opportunity that became available in the last couple of years.  The “Beauty and Joy of Computing” (BJC) is a College Board-endorsed curriculum and professional development provider for the “AP Computer…

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STEM Female Bias Concerns in K-5

We all know women in STEM can be the victim of bias in college classrooms and employer conference rooms and labs.  But a recent article in The New York Times points to research that suggests that this sort of gender bias might extend to the elementary school classroom.  A study in Israel showed that teachers…

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STEM continue to boom through 2020

One of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) sister ATE Centers, the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies Center (MPICT) alerted us to a new report from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  This report looked at strategies to improve the computer science pipeline.  While the focus was on strengthening K-12 curriculum, creating new pathways, and…

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