Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem is collaborating with organizations to amplify events throughout the week of December 4 – 10, 2017, and computer science education efforts across the community.

All Week
Hour of Code Activities
Classrooms & Programs Across Central Texas

Hour of Code activities are being hosted all across Central Texas and the globe. Be sure your activity is added in on the CSEdWeek and Hour of Code websites and recognized!

Monday, December 4
Hour of Code on the House Floor at the Capitol
Texas State Capitol

Austin ISD students will be “Code Buddies” for the legislators/staffers to teach them how to code during an “Hour of Code” at the Capitol. More information coming soon.

Tuesday, December 5
Inspiring the Creators and Thinkers of Tomorrow: A STEM Symposium
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin

Hosted by the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, led by the Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with special guest, LEGO® Education.

Join in an engaging, hands-on STEM Symposium focused on bringing computational thinking, coding and STEM to life in elementary and middle school classrooms and programs. Discover ways that you can empower students to develop analytical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and problem solving skills, while preparing them for the STEM and technology-focused jobs of tomorrow.

Friday, December 8
Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin

Hosted by the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, join in the first Texas Women & 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. Breakout sessions cover topics ranging from male advocacy/allies, volunteering and mentoring, pre-K / elementary school engagement, middle school engagement, high school engagement,  and college engagement, to workforce engagement / corporate women in STEM/tech affinity groups.