STEM - Solve, Think, Experience, Make

There are lots of exciting events occurring this spring and summer. It is going to be an action packed, exciting semester and summer.See below for ways to get involved.

Reach out to Andi Parr, [email protected], with any questions.

Pre-K - 12 STEM Newsletter

January 2024

Thank you, Carollo Engineers!

The ESC Region 12 Ecosystem is excited to announce Carollo Engineers as a new partner and primary sponsor for STEMFest 24.

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, July 20, for free admission to the Mayborn Museum and access to interactive booths, informative talks, food trucks, and more!

The theme for STEMFest this year is water. Check out for details as summer approaches.

Registration is open Jan 8 - March 15

Be sure to reserve your spot today!

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ESC 12 STEM Cohort

Starts Spring 2024

Back by popular demand, the ESC Region 12 STEM Cohort will launch in April 2024. Each of the seven sessions are independent, so you can attend as many as your schedule allows. Each session has the option to receive a classroom set of materials being used.

The cohort is open to all grades and content areas. With the updated K - 8 Tech Apps being implemented Fall 2024, each STEM cohort session will take a deep dive into one of the strands.

Contact Andi Parr, [email protected], with any questions.

In preparation for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th, the City of Waco has an entire weekend planned, including a free STEM celebration, STEAMclipse, on Saturday, April 6th.

In addition to attending, I would like to invite you to participate in one or more ways.

Go to to sign up!

Interactive booth

When considering STEAM, consider the words Solve, Think, Experience, Apply, and Make. STEAM transcends all contents and avenues. Creative, purposeful problem-solving. 

Does this definition of STEAM describe your classroom, business or organization? We need you to showcase what you are doing by having a booth.

Entertaining Performance

All bands, choirs, dance teams, theatre groups, and performers are welcome and encouraged to complete the interest form.

There are thirty-minute slots available for you throughout the event at no cost. There is an indoor stage, an outdoor stage, and open areas throughout the Convention Center available depending on group size and needs. Performances need not to be eclipse-related.


An area of great need to have the day run smoothly is volunteers. We are recruiting a vast number of volunteers to assist in part or all of the day.

There are multiple roles and time slots available. Choose the area and time(s) that work best for you and/or your team.

Individual and group registration is available. 

Computer Science Day at Texas A&M University, April 6, 2024

The Computer Science & Engineering Department of Texas A&M University is hosting a Computer Science (CS) Day on April 6, 2024, on the College Station campus to introduce high school students to opportunities in Computer Science. Attendance is free of charge. Students will engage in hands-on activities and listen to experts in fields such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Lunch and snacks will be provided. 

Register at

Be sure to check out the STEM Lending Library and see which one is right for your classroom.

Not sure how to use one of the STEM Kits? Contact Andi Parr for Questions and Support

[email protected]

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