STEM Education Alliance Event - LBJ High School, Oct 15, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)
This Planning Meeting will allow the City of Austin and Travis County supported new African American Youth Resource Center (AAYRC) to coordinate a STEM Education Alliance across school boundaries to share engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) research and practices with underserved students and their parents participating in future AAYRC events. The African American Youth Resource Center is located at 6633 Hwy 290 East, Suite 303, Austin, Texas 78723.
The AAYRC invites STEM professionals from the University of Texas-Austin, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin Community College, National Society of Black Engineers-Austin Alumni Chapter, American Chemical Society, Texas High School Project, Transformation 2013 T-STEM Center, ESC XIII, DELL, Google, Samsung, Applied Material, Microsoft, 3M, PayPal, IBM, Time Warner Cable, AMD, and other Austin-based companies to attend the October 15 meeting at LBJ to develop plans for Saturday morning STEM research lectures, education/career lectures, and hands-on experiences at the AAYRC.
Educators and parent support specialists from Reagan High School, LBJ High School, Pearce Middle School, and Garcia Middle School are especially encouraged to attend to help plan the events for their students and parents. Educators from other school districts and other AISD schools that have robotics teams and STEM clubs are also encouraged to participate, learn, and share in the STEM Education Alliance, including the following: Akins High School, Anderson High School, Bowie High School, Connally High School, Crockett High School, Hendrickson High School, Hernandez Middle School, KIPP Austin College Prep, Lake Travis High School, Leander High School, Cedar Park High School, Liberal Arts & Science Academy, McNeil High School, Pflugerville High School, Reagan High School, Round Rock High School, Stony Point High School, Travis High School, Vista Ridge High School, Westlake High School, and Westwood High School.
On October 15, a special lunch will be provided for participants in the STEM Education Alliance Event meeting. Lunch will also be provided to participants in the African-American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation Conference at LBJ High School, which takes place from 10 am - 2 pm. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for Texas Education Agency (TEA) certification renewal will be earned by all educators participating in STEM Education Alliance planning events--Central Texas teachers, counselors, principals, central office administrators, etc. Priority in attendance (from the wait list) will be given to educators from Pearce Middle School, Garcia Middle School, LBJ High School, and Reagan High School, so please indicate the name of your school in your registration. CPE certificates will be sent electronically only to educators who register as an attendee in Eventbrite for the event. It is anticipated that financial stipends and STEM education resources will also be provided to educators and students who participate in the three (3) hour Saturday STEM Education Alliance events.
If you cannot participate in the first planning meeting at LBJ High School, please plan to attend one of the following additional Harvest Foundation Conferences to join the STEM Education Alliance: November 18th, 2011 at Covington Middle School, January 28th, 2012 at Reagan High School, February at Garcia Middle School (TBD), February at Eastside Memorial High School (TBD), and March 30th, 2012 at ALC in Austin ISD.
Please invite other Central Texas preservice and inservice educators and STEM Professionals from universities and Austin-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics companies to participate in the October 15 planning meeting at LBJ High School.
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