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The 6th Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8am – 3:30pm

UC Davis Conference Center

 Conference Final Program is available now. 


Photos at the Conference are available now.

The Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education provides a forum for K–14 STEM teachers, researchers, educators, policy makers and industrial partners to share their experiences, best practices, and ideas, and thereby influence the future direction of integrated computing and STEM education.

The theme of this year’s conference is Bridging the Gap: Promoting Equity through C-STEM, with an emphasis  on transforming math education through hands-on computing and robotics. Our plenary and keynote speakers will present their extraordinary stories on how to close the math achievement gap, including the 100% pass rate for an Algebra 1 class with a large number of at-risk students.

There are a variety of breakout sessions for more than 170 attendees. There are 17 sessions with over 50 presenters sharing their expertise and leadership in C-STEM. There will also be two hands-on sessions for absolute beginners wanting to get started using the C-STEM teaching resources on computing and robotics in their formal and informal programs.

UCD Dean of College of Engineering Jennifer Curtis, Tom Adams, Deputy Superintendent of California Department of Education, Assemblymember Bill Dodd presented award certificates to  C-STEM Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year and School of the Year, on behalf of UC Davis, Office of California State Superintendent  of Public Instruction, California Legislature.

Please join the conference  sessions to have thought-provoking discussions with thought leaders  on integrated learning  of STEM with hands-on computing and robotic in the 21st century, led by STEM leaders including

  •    Dr. Jennifer S Curtis, Dean of the College of Engineering, UC Davis
  •    Mr. Bill Dodd, California State Assemblymember
  •    Dr. Tom Adams, Deputy Superintendent on Instruction and Learning Support Branch, CDE
  •    Mr. Brent Malicote. Director, Standards Support Office, CDE
  •    Ms. Monique McWayne, STEM Administrator, CDE
  •    Dr. Mikala Rahn, President, Public Works


-Do you have something exciting to share with the C-STEM Community? We invite you to submit your presentation for showcase at the conference!
Click on “Presentation Proposal Submission” to the left.

*The deadline to submit presentation proposals is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd at 5pm.*

-Do you know someone deserving of a C-STEM Education Award? Nominations are currently being accepted for four annual C-STEM awards, to be presented at the conference on November 5th.

Click on “C-STEM Education Awards” to the left.

*The deadline to submit nominations for C-STEM Education Awards  is FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 .*


Plenary Speaker

Susan Johnston

Science Department Chair

Livermore High School

Plenary Speaker

Doug Obrigawitch

Mathematics Department Chair

Manteca High School

Keynote Speaker


Ronda DaRosa

Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services/CEO

Yolo County Office of Education

Conference flyer

Registration and Payment

Registration deadline for the 2016 Conference is Friday, October 28, 2016.
Early bird registration until October 7, 2016: $50, (extended the new deadline to October 20, 2016)
After early bird deadline, but before  October 28, 2016 deadline: $75, (extended the new deadline to November 1, 2016)


  • Paying with P.O. or Check: You must first register for the site before you can register for the event.  Then login and click the Registered Users Subsite on the top right. From there, find the C-STEM Annual Conference link on the left menu.
  • Paying with Credit Card: Please register through our Eventbrite page


Hotel Information

The C-STEM Center does not directly deal with reservations but can recommend sites that have been know to offer discounted or contracted rates for UC Davis events.  Please call hotels directly to confirm.