Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) in 2021 Community Events
December 10, 2021 (Austin, TX, virtual), Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit – in-person and virtual event, the Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP) 5th Annual Summit designed to share best practices, connect organizations and individuals, and showcase outstanding efforts to increase the number of girls in STEM and support the retention of women in STEM careers.
October 21-23, 2021 (California, Virtua) – California STEAM Symposium 2021 – The STEAM Symposium is an inspiring, global gathering of curious minds ready to explore education innovations, best practices and expanded learning opportunities that bring the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math to life in fun, inspiring keynotes and breakout sessions. The STEAM Symposium is for everyone who supports STEAM education – from the classroom, to the library, to the administration office, together we make curiosity and learning fun.
May 26, 2021 (Houston, TX): will be a participant (via ZOOM) in the Girls Inc. Women in STEM panel
May 21, 2021 (Bridgeport, CT): Great Oaks BPT College & Career Middle School Virtual Event – STEM Panel event (via ZOOM) which is designed to allow students to engage with professionals on an array of careers and other post-graduation opportunities
March 25, 2021 (Bridgeport, CT): Great Oaks MSK (My Sister’s Keeper) STEM Career Panel – during this career panel, via ZOOM, the MSK members asked to meet women in STEM professions so they could explore future STEM opportunities, hear of journeys to acquire such positions, and understand the inner-workings of their roles.
**TXESP took a hiatus of events for the 2019 to 2020 school year due to the COVID19 pandemic**
November 3 to 5, 2019 (Columbus, Ohio): Boston College’s Education Seismology Project, together with TXESP, will be presenting “Raspberry Shake, EQ1, & Research-Grade Seismographs: Pros and Cons of Different Types of Seismographs for Education, Citizen Science, & Earthquake Monitoring in New England and Texas”.
October 5, 2019 (Houston TX): TXESP will be participating at girlStart’s “Girl in STEM” Conference
September 18, 2019 (San Antonio, TX): TXESP and Boston College’s Educational Seismology Project presented “Cultivating Citizen Scientists with Seismic Monitoring in Texas and New England using an affordable seismograph” at Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting.
April 6, 2019 (Houston, TX): 2019 Scout Fair to be held at Houston’s NRG Arena
March 23, 2019 (Houston, TX): Klein ISD’s STEM Summit
March 12, 2019 (Conroe, TX): Rotary Club of Conroe, Conroe Chamber of Commerce
February 28 and March 1, 2019 (St. Paul, Minnesota): selected to attend PBS’ Hero Elementary “Train the Trainers” program and “Ready to Learn” certification
February 23, 2019 (Houston, TX): Expanding Your Horizons event for middle school students. Event will be held in Spring Branch ISD.
February 8, 2019 Skype With a Scientist (Willard, MO): Video-conferences with Willard Intermediate School students
Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) in 2017-2018 Community events
December 14, 2018 (Washington DC): Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union National Conference, meet with TX Congressional Delegates
December 7, 2018 (Austin, TX): Texas Girls Collaborative Project’s Texas Women and Girls’ in STEM Summit
October 13, 2018 (Houston, TX): Alief STEM & PBL Professional Development Conference 2018
September 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (Houston, TX) – girlstart’s “Girls in STEM Conference” at Alief ISD’s Taylor High School
July 2018 (Spring, TX): Bright Horizons’ STEM week
June 27, 2018 (Conroe, TX): Willis Community Breakfast and Science Experiment
June 5, 2018 (Rice University): Design Connect Create Luncheon, Guest Speaker
April 14th, 2018 (NRG Stadium, Houston, TX) – Boy Scouts Convention at NRG Arena
March 5-7th, 2018 (WEST HOUSTON, TX) – United States Fab Lab Network’s hosts 2018 Symposium – due to unforeseen circumstances, TXESP will not participate in this event
February 6th, 2018 (DFW, TX) – Night of No Limits, Haslet Elementary
January 23, 2018 (HOUSTON, TX) – Young Women Energized 2018 Symposium
October 21, 2017 (HOUSTON, TX) – Energy Day Houston
October 19, 2017 (HOUSTON, TX) –Hogg Middle School’s STEAM night, October 19th from 5-7:30pm
September 23, 2017 (HOUSTON, TX) – girlstarts’ STEM Extravaganza with Alief ISD
June 6 thru June 10 (BOSTON, MA) – ESP Workshop for Texas and Boston initiatives, collaboration on curriculum and training.
May 13, 2017 (HOUSTON, TX) –Olle STEM Academy & Klentzman STEM Academy Present G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Influencing Real Lives in STEM) Conference)
April 24, 2017 (SPRING, TX) Northgate Crossing Elementary School will hold it’s Second Annual STEM Fair thanks to the generous donation from HEB Tournament of Champions. Watch for new activities and new STEM Professionals!
April 22, 2017 (HOUSTON, TX) – “When I Grow UP” HISD Expo at the Hattie Mae ESC on 4400 West 18th Street.
April 20, 2017 – Channelview ISD STEM FEST
April 6, 2017 (VIRGINIA) – Videoconference introducing Geophysics with the local Alexandria, VA Girl Scout troop.
February 8, 2017 (SEELEY LAKE, MT) Career Day! TX-ESP and Seeley Lake, MT students will continue with our online discussions about earthquakes, ground motion and geophysics.
Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) in Fall 2016 Community events:
December 8, 2016 – (SEELEY LAKE,MT) TXESP and Seeley Lake Elementary School 6th graders help an online “quick teach” and “ask/answer” session. We discussed how the EQ-1 creates a seismogram, and Mrs. Kristi answered questions about fracking, earthquake prediction, earthquake location, and listening to the Ocean. What a blast!
November 8, 2016 – (HOUSTON, TX) mini-lesson and activity with Ms. Kaleta’s classroom at Westside High School. The students are competing for new science lab equipment, and we made a video application for the contest. Great job gals and guys! Check out their human-made earthquakes on the seismogram posted!
October 24-26, 2016 – (RESTON, VA) “Can You Show Us the Richter Scale: The Challenges of Teaching About Magnitudes with Educational Seismographs”. Co-Authorship of Poster Presentation at the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America Meeting.
October 15, 2016 – (HOUSTON-TX) A successful day for our booth at Energy Day Houston at Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston from 11:00 to 4:00. Thank you to our sponsor, the Society of Women Engineers .
Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) in Spring 2016 Community events:
Friday, January 15, 2016 – (SPRING, TX) TX-ESP hosted a mini- STEM Fair at Northgate Crossing Elementary School; what great kids with energetic and dedicated teachers! A special thank you to our volunteers: Rich Fink, Elizabeth King, Dayna Salter, Loretta and Mark Malander.
Thursday February 18, 2016 – (SPRING, TX) TX-ESP participated in Science Night, yesterday, at Northgate Crossing Elementary School. CONGRATULATIONS to the anonymous student who solved the marble and waves activity. Amazing kids!
Saturday February 27, 2016 – (CAMP PRYOR, TX). TX-ESP and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council were Rock Stars this weekend; we were introduced to seismology and the EQ-1 Educational Seismometer
Saturday April 2, 2016 -(HOUSTON, TX) TX-ESP attended the Houston STEM Mentoring Café at the Houston Children’s Museum in Houston. Middle and High School teachers and their students are encouraged to join us at the event. The Event brought STEM Professionals and Educators together for mentoring and networking. It was a great event!
Saturday April 16, 2016 – (AUSTIN, TX) TX-ESP attended GirlStart in Austin, TX. This regional STEM conference is affiliated with Expanding Your Horizons and motivates girls in middle school to participate in STEM activities and learn about their associated professions.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 – (HOUSTON, TX) Hosted at the George R.Brown Convention Center, the 4th Annual STEM Educational Week and ‘State of Texas Official STEM Day’ was a great success. TXESP presented hands-on activities at both the Resource Forum and the Share-a-Thon.
Friday May 20, 2016 – (HOUSTON, TX) Field Elementary School, in the Houston Heights, accepted an invitation from TX-ESP to host a different STEM fair – and Fridays are Great Days! All the children participated and left with smiles and high-fives!