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 Final Conference Program

Join the UC Davis C-STEM Center for their 8th Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education. Explore engaging solutions to challenges in STEM education. Learn from fellow teachers on how to promote equity in the classroom by integrating computing and robotics into traditional math, science, art, and CTE classes. Discover ground-breaking strategies for reaching ALL students and better preparing them for post-secondary education and careers in the Digital Age.

Gain first-hand experience integrating computing and robotics into STEM curriculum with our hands-on breakout sessions featuring Linkbots, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more. See how teachers have successfully impacted students from ALL backgrounds through C-STEM Robotics, Free GIRL/GIRL+ Camps, and the annual level-playing-field RoboPlay Competition.

UC Davis Conference Center

Photos of This Year’s Conference are available.


Call for Presentation Proposals and Presenters

You can submit a Conference Presentation Proposal here or by clicking on the “Presentation Proposal” on the left. You can also contact us for presentation in the breakout sessions.

The Lead presenter will have his/her registration fee for the conference waived.

*The deadline to submit presentation proposals is Friday September 7th.*


Call for Award Nominations

Nominations are currently being accepted for four C-STEM Education Awards, to be presented at the conference on November 3rd.

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

You can find the Award Nomination forms here or click on “C-STEM Education Awards” to the left.

*The deadline to submit nominations for C-STEM Education Awards  is Friday, September 28*


Keynote and Plenary Speeches

Keynote Speaker

Gary S. May


University of California, Davis

Plenary Speaker

Cyra Richardson

General Manager


Plenary Speaker

Shauna Hawes

Technology Teacher

Valley View Middle School

We are excited that the keynote speaker Gary May, Chancellor of UC Davis, will share his vision on inclusion and equity in K-20 education. Additionally, Cyra Richardson, Manager for Internet of Things (IoT) Initiatives at Microsoft, will share frontiers of research, practices, and education of artificial intelligence and ubiquitous IoT. Shauna Hawes, Valley View Middle School teacher, will share her experience with incorporating programming and robotics into math classes and summer camps.


Expo and Makerspace

Join the C-STEM Team at the Expo and Makerspace to learn the basics or explore the creative possibilities of robotics, coding, and integrated math education. Whether you missed a breakout session and need further explanation on a subject or want to experience exciting new projects, the Expo is the perfect place to learn from the C-STEM Team and gain further hands-on experience. The Expo will be located in the UC Davis Conference Center Lobby during the conference. Visit during registration, coffee breaks, lunch, or in between breakout sessions! Visit the Makerspace at the Expo to try building your own robot and Arduino projects. C-STEM Staff will be on hand to answer your questions and provide assistance.


Breakout Sessions

Many hands-on breakout sessions are designed for Learning through doing. Learn from experienced C-STEM teachers to share their experience on how to integrate computing and robotics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi into their STEM classes for hands-on learning to close the achievement gap. Bring your own laptop of Windows or Mac OS X to join many hands-on sessions to learn, and take the latest technologies, curriculum, know-how, and excitement  to your classroom teaching and making.


Registration and Payment

Early bird registration until October 11th, 2018: $75

Registration deadline for the  Conference is  October 23, 2018 October 30, 2018.
After early bird deadline, but before October 30, 2018 deadline: $100



Final Conference Program

The final conference program can be found here.

Hotel Information

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