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Latinas comprise only 2 percent of the STEM industry. Kimberly Gonzales, M.A.’12, is doing her part to increase diversity in her field.

One big question: How can we increase underrepresented students' access to and engagement with STEM content?

Three professors share ideas, based on their research, about how educators can help underrepresented students gain more access to and engagement with science, technology, engineering and math.


In this Discovery Minute, Director of the STEM Center and Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction Victor Sampson discusses how Argument Driven Engineering can introduce more students to engineering through the math courses they already take. Integrating engineering in the curriculum in this way, Sampson says, can help increase the exposure

Because of the foundational importance of literacy to education, teachers are increasingly expected to integrate reading across various subjects, including science. But choosing appropriate texts can be a challenge for teachers, who may not be well-versed in how to critically evaluate them.

Carol Fletcher leads WeTeach_CS, a program that has prepared nearly  400 educators across Texas to become certified to teach computer science in K-12 classrooms.

The 300th certification belongs to Sandra Sexton, a teacher at Utopia ISD who teaches algebra, calculus, graphic design, computer science, and web design. Since Sexton teaches in a small rural district with only a few hundred students

Kids are innately and passionately curious. How can teachers of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—reframe their classrooms to fuel that passion?

Two UT College of Education professors offer research-based tips.

High school teachers and students are learning to program side by side, thanks to a collaboration between the Center for STEM Education and STEMed Labs.

His energy is legendary in the college. Over the entirety of his professional career in higher education, the Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professor, director of the Center for STEM Education and principal investigator for the Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRC) has helped drive the College of