Rice STEM Summer Seminar Series
Teacher Sessions

About Rice STEM Summer Series

Register today for one of our free teacher webinars specifically designed for K–12 educators. These seminars are possible due to collaboration between R-STEM, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, and the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education.

Space is limited so registration is on first-come, first-served basis.


Upcoming Sessions

Currently, there are no upcoming sessions scheduled. R-STEM staff is working to expand this series and will post new seminars as they become available.


Past Sessions

Low-Fidelity Prototyping

Dr. Matthew Wettergreen is an Associate Teaching Professor at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice University. Dr. Wettergreen co-developed six of the seven engineering design courses in the design curriculum and currently instructs many of these courses, including first-year engineering design and Prototyping and Fabrication. This workshop will focus on using engineering in the K–12 classroom and low fidelity prototyping with everyday objects. Learn how to bring engineering into your classroom on a low cost budget.

Date: July 7, 2020
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presenters: Matthew Wettergreen


Inclusive Teaching Strategies: UDL

As Associate Director for Science and Engineering at R-STEM, Christina Crawford leads workshops and teacher professional development programs by day and is earning her Ph.D. in Urban Education by night. In this workshop, she will share an overview of Universal Design for Learning and how the framework can allow for inclusion in online learning. Teachers will engage in an open dialogue regarding creating an equitable and inclusive online learning environment for all students.

Date: July 14, 2020
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presenters: Christina Crawford


From the Barrios of LA to the White House

Internationally Acclaimed Mathematician! Inspirational Leader! Champion for Diversity! Living Legend! Interact with Professor Richard Tapia and hear the real life stories that have brought him to be an inspiration to thousands around the world.

Date: July 21, 2020
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presenters: Dr. Richard A. Tapia


Overcoming Resistance

Chris Lipp lectures on communication and empowerment in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. He is author of two books on persuasion, including Magnetic: How Great Leaders Persuade and Inspire. Chris will share with teachers proven techniques for overcoming resistance that can help with disengaged students, as well as challenging colleagues and administrators.

Date: July 28, 2020
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. CST
Presenters: Chris Lipp


Rice STEM Summer Seminar Series Administration

If you have any questions about Rice STEM Summer Seminar Series, you can contact the program lead.

Matthew Cushing, M.S.
R-STEM Executive Director
713-348-8210 | mpc3@rice.edu

*Program times, dates, locations, and compensation subject to change before the first day of the program

Contact Information

Telephone: (713) 348-8211
Fax: (713) 348-3825
stem@rice.edu

Mailing Address

Office of STEM Engagement
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892, MS-7836
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Street Address

IBC Plaza Houston
5615 Kirby Dr.
Suite 730
Houston, TX 77005-2445