The UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) aims to improve computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (C-STEM) education in both formal and informal programs in K-14. The goal of the C-STEM Center is to provide computing education for all K-12 students and develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills through integrated computing and STEM education. The C-STEM Center studies how to use computing and robotics technology to increase student interest and help them learn STEM subjects with an emphasis on Algebra, the gatekeeper for STEM disciplines. The C-STEM Center also studies how to streamline the curriculum on computing education in the context of STEM subjects in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as the first two years of college. Through various outreach activities including RoboPlay Competitions, the C-STEM Center seeks to inspire students to pursue computing and STEM related careers and post-secondary study.
March 25, 2013 - The 3rd Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education, May 18, 2013, UC Davis, Registration Available
Join us on May 18th for the 3rd Annual Conference on
Integrated Computing and STEM Education. This
event offers a first-hand opportunity to examine the groundbreaking work
of the C-STEM Center and join a dedicated cohort of K-14 STEM teachers, researchers, educators and policy makers to
discuss and influence the future direction of integrated computing and STEM education.
Registration is available: http://cstemconference.eventbrite.com/. Registration deadline May 15, 2013. A registration includes access to all presentations, breakfast, snack, and lunch.
March 20, 2013 - Registration Is Available for the 2013 UC Davis Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education
The C-STEM Center will host the 2013 UC Davis Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education on June 24 - July 5 for STEM and Computer Science teachers. The two-week long Summer Institute will offer two one-week courses. The first week is on "Robotic Technologies and Computer Programming" and the second week is on "Pre-Algebra and Algebra Support with Computing and Robotics --- Using 21st Century Skills To Strengthen Logical Thinking". More information can be found in the Summer Institute flier HERE. The Early Registration deadline is May 24, 2013.
May 4, 2013 - C-STEM Center Hosts a Successful 2013 C-STEM Day
The 3rd UC Davis C-STEM Day,
with RoboPlay Challenge Competition and Math Programming Competition,
was held on Saturday May 4, 2013. The 2013 C-STEM Day was organized
by the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) and College of Engineering with
help from the UC Davis Computing and Robotics Outreach Club as well as 16 HP volunteers.
C-STEM News Article
UC Davis News Article
April 22, 2013 - C-STEM Center Hosts Picnic Day Robotics Demonstration
On the UC Davis Picnic Day, April 20, 2013,
the C-STEM Center hosted hands-on playing with Mobots for children and their families at Bainer Hall lobby. A large number of kids enjoyed playing with Mobots, build their own robotic systems
with Mobot modular robots, and watching sample RoboPlay videos.
April 3, 2013 - C-STEM Center Hosts NCWIT Awards Ceremony
On March 30, the C-STEM Center hosted the Awards Ceremony for the NCWIT Affiliate
Award for Aspirations in Computing. Winners from the
Northern California Region spent the Saturday on the UC Davis Campus, which included lab tours and the Awards Ceremony.
September 25, 2012 - C-STEM Center Receives Another NSF Grant
The UC Davis C-STEM Center has received a grant of $950,000 from the
National Science Foundation for a three-year project to study the impact of computing and
robotics in teaching science, technology, engineering and math in secondary schools.
UC Davis News Story
CBS News Story
CBS News Video
September 7, 2012 - UC Davis C-STEM Center Receives NSF Grant
The UC Davis C-STEM Center has received a grant of $300,000 from the National Science Foundation
to study collaborative mathematics learning with robots. This two-year project aims to transform
math education by integrating computer programming, robotics, and handheld computing into middle and high school math classrooms.
UC Davis News Story
Capital Public Radio News Story
August 10, 2012 - 2012 UC Davis CREST Workshop on Transformative Computing and STEM Education with Common Core Standards
On August 9, the UC Davis CREST Fellows presented their work from their summer on the UC Davis campus as part of the C-STEM Center's CREST
program. "Computing Research Experiences for STEM Teachers" (CREST), a National Science
Foundation's Fellowship program, brings a dedicated team of regional middle and secondary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
teachers to collaborate with UC Davis faculty to produce an engaging, hands-on curriculum specifically for math, computing, robotics, and technology.
This innovative approach was presented to school faculty and administrators to encourage the adoption of the curricula.
August 10, 2012 - C-STEM Center presents to UC Davis School of Medicine Summer Scubs program
Fifty students from Health Careers Academy High School in Stockton and Health Professions High School in Sacramento gathered at UC Davis for the Summer Scrubs and Beyond program. The UC Davis C-STEM Center presented robotic demos to highlight the importance of mathematics in high school for students wishing to pursue a career in medicine.
July 26, 2012 - RoboPlay Video Posted on UC Davis Website
The University of California, Davis has posted a video showcasing the C-STEM Center's RoboPlay Competition and C-STEM Conference featuring a keynote speech by Chancellor Katehi. The video is currently posted to the UC Davis Homepage.