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Event: Summit on STEM Fields in Texas

The May 5 summit will focus on teacher training, classroom technology innovations and workforce development in relation to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in Texas.

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What: The Texas Tribune is pleased to present a daylong symposium, in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, on major issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in Texas. Topics of discussion will include teacher training, workforce development, changes to the state’s curriculum and graduation requirements, and innovations in classroom technology.

Who: Confirmed panelists include state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, chairman of the House Public Education Committee; state Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, vice chairwoman of the House Higher Education Committee; Lizzette González Reynolds, chief deputy commissioner of the Texas Education Agency; Reagan Miller, director of the Workforce Development Division at the Texas Workforce Commission; Michael Marder, executive director of the UTeach Science Program at the University of Texas at Austin; Ravae Shaeffer, coordinator for curriculum support for college and career readiness at the Education Service Center Region 20; John Chandler, director of the T-STEM Center at Texas Tech University; Elisa Villanueva Beard, co-CEO of Teach for America; Mary Urquhart, co-director of UTeach at the University of Texas at Dallas; Steven Zipkes, principal of the Manor New Technology High School; Tricia Berry, director of the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Texas at Austin; and Jenn Whitfield, program director of AggieTEACH at Texas A&M University. View the full program and additional panelists here.

Where: View the livestream online here or attend in person at UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX

When: May 5, 8 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Various panel times. Full program here.

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