UTeach Columbus Alumnus Receives Two Teaching Awards

Tim Jones, science teacher at Harris County High School in Hamilton, Georgia, and UTeach Columbus alumnus, was awarded Pitsco Teacher of the Month for January. Tim also won the National Science Teachers Association's Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers. Congratulations!

UTeach UMASS Lowell Alumnus Named Campus Teacher of the Year

Eduardo Beato, UTeach UMASS Lowell alumnus and math teacher, was named Teacher of the Year at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Congratulations, Eduardo!

UTeach National Enrollment and Graduation Rates

National UTeach programs are growing and producing highly qualified secondary STEM teachers across the U.S.!

UTeach Outreach, College of Natural Sciences receives 2015 Summer STEM grant for UT PREP STEM Pipeline summer camps

The Central Texas Summer STEM Collaborative recently announced grants totaling $908,109 to nonprofit organizations and schools focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through high-quality educational programs for students K–12 in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). More than 4,000 students throughout Austin and Central Texas will benefit this summer.

UTeach Institute and University of Texas Computer Science Join Forces to Prepare Students for New AP Computer Science Exam

On June 4, 2015, the College Board officially endorsed Thriving in Our Digital World, a course developed at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), in preparation for the Fall 2016 launch of the new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Sciences Principles course. Even as a number of national organizations and others work to launch new CS curricula, UT Austin’s course is one of only three complete curricula currently recognized by the developers of Computer Science Principles as having faithfully implemented the framework.

UTeach Alumna Aims for the Stars

Students of a UTeach alumna win the International Space Settlement Design competition.

Programmed for Success: UTeach and the Computer Science for All initative

In his January 31 weekly address, President Obama announced his Computer Science (CS) for All initiative, which would allocate $4 billion in funding for states, including $100 million for districts for CS education and more than $135 million for the support and training of CS teachers.

UT Hosts Fifteenth Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

On February 27, the University of Texas at Austin hosts its 15th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, part of Engineers Week. Hosted by the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at UT, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day gives elementary- and middle school-aged girls the opportunity to encounter engineering and other STEM fields in an engaging, hand-on space.

Announcing UTeach Implementation Application

The UTeach Institute is currently accepting applications from universities interested in implementing the UTeach secondary STEM teacher preparation program. This opportunity is for universities who intend to self-fund this initiative, as external grant funds are not currently available. Please visit the Join UTeach page to download the complete application packet.

UTeach Arlington Celebrates 100 Graduates

This weekend, UTeach Arlington celebrates having graduated 100 secondary math and science teachers. This is a particularly notable accomplishment since the program is relatively new and has been producing graduates for just three years. 

Ashley Welch, manager of site support for the UTeach Institute and site coordinator for UTeach Arlington, attributes UTeach Arlington’s admirable accomplishment to three main factors: leadership, recruitment, and staffing.