Transformation 2013 Partners

Alamo WorkSource

Established in 1996 Alamo WorkSource (AWS), a 501(c)(3), serves as the leadership and governing body for the regional workforce system, a network of education and service providers that brings employers and people together. AWS is responsible for planning and oversight of workforce development activities in the Alamo area, which consists of the City of San Antonio and the counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson. AWS serves as the designated grant recipient and administrative entity for all federal and state workforce program funds allocated to the Alamo area. AWS is part of Texas Workforce Solutions, a statewide network of local workforce development boards and the Texas Workforce Commission.

Austin Community College

More area high school graduates and adults begin their college career at ACC than any other college or university. ACC is the primary trainer and re-trainer of the local workforce, the leading source of transfer students to area four-year universities, and the number one college choice among Central Texans.

ACC provides teacher and student experiences and training as well as college and career readiness preparation, especially with their partnership in the Green Corridor Collaborative.

Boston Museum of Science
National Center for Technological Literacy

For more than 100 years, the Museum of Science has demonstrated a strong commitment to making science and mathematics accessible and relevant to the public. The Museum has remained on the cutting edge of science education by developing innovative and interactive exhibits and programs that both entertain and educate. With the establishment of NCTL, the Museum expanded its efforts throughout the United States while helping to educate our citizens about technology and engineering and the role they play in society. Staff members from the Museum and the NCTL have been instrumental in guiding STEM education in Massachusetts and throughout the country.


Exemplars pioneered the field of performance assessment tasks that meet national standards to improve assessment and instruction. Founded in 1993, Exemplars began by assisting educators using K-8 mathematics problems and assessments that met NCTM Standards. We added Mathematics 9-12 two years later. Due to the popularity of math, we started publishing Science K-8 in 1997. RWR Exemplars (Reading, Writing and Research in the Content Areas) was published for grades 5-8 in 1999. Exemplars materials are now used by educators in 50 states and 20 countries. Exemplars is pleased to offer a 20% discount on their One School Price to T-STEM Academies.


Girlstart is a non-profit organization created to empower girls to excel in math, science, and technology. Founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas, Girlstart has quickly established itself as a best-case practices leader in empowering, educating, and motivating girls to enjoy and become more proficient in math, science and technology.

Girlstart offers a variety of educational formats designed for girls, adults, and families through after-school programs, workshop series, summer camps, Expanding Your Horizons, and free community events. All Girlstart programs share a common theme of hands-on exploration of science, math, and technology in a fun and girl-friendly environment. These programs are held at the Girlstart Tech Center and in Austin-area schools.


IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE- Central Texas Section has partnered with Transformation 2013 to provide Teacher In-Service Programs on engineering, market, grow the Discover Engineering program, and support the Future City engineering competition.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes. The Center is an organized research unit of the University of Texas and does work in such areas as green roof research. It is located in southwest Austin and provides numerous educational opportunities to teachers, students, and the community.

LEGO Education

LEGO® Education designs and produces total solutions for preschool environments, schools, and after-school clubs. Our goal is to be part of a child's entire preschool and school career. We want students to associate LEGO sets (especially robotics) with fun-filled, rich learning experiences, and for teachers and childcare professionals to see them as essential tools that engage their students, challenging their creativity and significantly enhancing their knowledge and understanding.

National Instruments

National Instruments (NI) is a technology pioneer and industry leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary design and development approach that has changed the way engineers and scientists create automated measurement, control and test systems for the past 30 years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,800 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past seven years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

NI is committed to enhancing STEM education worldwide by providing educators and students with software and hardware that connect curriculum and concepts with the real world. The integration of LabVIEW in the classroom creates an effective and dynamic learning environment – from LEGO MINDSTORMS in primary schools to LabVIEW in high school science classes and university laboratories.

Skillpoint Alliance

Established in 1994, Skillpoint Alliance, a 501.3 (b), builds partnerships among industry, education, and the community which lead to college and career success for Central Texans, while meeting employers' needs for a qualified workforce. Skillpoint Alliance creates innovative, industry-driven solutions that leverage existing infrastructure in the K-16 and adult-job training systems. Nationally recognized in both education and workforce development, Skillpoint builds collaboration and alignment of self-interest among the corporate, education, and public sectors. Skillpoint’s leadership in seeking to “close the gap” in the expectations for students’ post-high school success among regional K-12 school districts, postsecondary education institutions, and business and industry leaders has resulted in the creation of the High School Graduate Data Center (HSGDC). The HSGDC is intended not only to produce better information about post-graduation outcomes for students than is currently available but also to create program and policy to improve students’ preparation for life after high school.

University of Texas
Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering currently has 247 professorial faculty, 680 staff, and 1,591 student employees serving more than 7,100 students enrolled in nine undergraduate and 17 graduate programs. With a focus on hands-on, project based, and design-based learning of STEM, it is the College’s goal to excite, inspire, motivate, and encourage the future generations of engineers, scientists, and mathematicians.


Vernier Software and Technology offers a full line of award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum to bring STEM education to life through hands-on scientific classrooms. They offer cutting-edge technology to enliven and support labs of all grade levels.