Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC)

EPIC Newsletter

11/15 Newsletter

Published on November 15, 2019 by EPIC Team


We are pleased to welcome Sheryl Roehl to TACC as the EPIC Partnership Coordinator! She will serve as a liaison to existing and potential external partners to advance the goals of broadening participation in CS. In addition to coordinating the daily activities of the CS K12 Pathway grant that will establish sustained pathways in Central Texas vertical teams, she will assist with numerous grants and professional development activities on the outreach team.

Sheryl has worked with the EPIC team in a number of capacities over the past 25 years including providing professional development, mentoring, and coaching to K-12 STEM teachers across Texas and leading Texas Regional and WeTeach_CS Collaboratives.


The WeTeach_CS Summit 2020 brings together over 300 K-12 educators for three days of learning, networking, and fun. Last year's attendees included classroom teachers, district and campus leaders, professional development specialists, and college professors from across Texas and the United States. The exhibitor package Includes:

  • 3 Days of engagement with attendees and a dedicated Exhibitor Fair
  • Branding on website, signs, and materials
  • 300+ attendees from multiple states
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch each day of attendance
  • Guaranteed presentation slot if purchased by April 1, 2020

Find more details and a link to register here.

WTCS Cert Prep


The 2020 Texas STEM Conference will be held in Austin, Texas on January 22-24 at the Austin Renaissance Hotel. Highlights include over 200 STEM Best Practices sessions (including PBL), 70 STEM Vendors, a cutting edge technology lab, free Maker Space with take home activities, excellent meals, and great door prizes such as iPads and Apple watches. Early bird pricing ends December 13, 2019.

Register for the conference here.



With the support of DELL Technologies, CSforALL will host a one-day Facilitator Workshop followed by a two-day SCRIPT Workshop to guide School District Teams in the application of a framework to create customized implementation plans for computer science education for their district/region/state. Replicating the highly successful 2019 SCRIPT Symposium, this year's 3-day event will focus on:

  • Coaching new SCRIPT Facilitators to provide them with a framework to support their regions' computer science education plans
  • Offering school districts/charter networks/independent schools/tribal communities/LEAs ("District Teams") a SCRIPT Workshop
  • Connecting members of the CSforALL community such as higher education, industry, out of school time organizations, curriculum providers, and others to help support districts in their CS efforts

The deadline has been extended past the date listed on their website. More information and applications can be found here.



The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study. Winners of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

Deadline to apply is January 17, 2020. Application and more details can be found here.



The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, College of Education and P-16 Integration, and RGV STEM Education Consortium invite you to the 3rd Annual STEM Education Conference. This conference is for anyone involved in P-16 STEM education. This year's conference will continue to address transformative practices in STEM education. The conference will focus on disrupting inequities to move us toward diverse, inclusive, and equitable practices in STEM.

  • Dates: Feburary 13-15, 2020
  • Location: McAllen, TX

More information and registration can be found here.