The STEM Advocacy Conference of Texas is a high school-based program that brings together like-minded students throughout Texas to advocate for increased government funding and support for STEM-aligned educational activities. SACOT will seek to support and encourage students to advocate for STEM related legislation in Texas at both the State and local level of government by providing resources, guidance, and a community for those high school students who believe that they can make a difference in STEM education. SACOT will be holding an annual conference at the Texas Capitol in Austin to create a collective platform and teach advocacy skills to students. With the SACOT platform and new advocacy skills, students will be able to convincingly talk to their local government and school board about STEM education.
Our program is based on The FIRST National Advocacy Conference which concentrates upon advocacy at the national government level, while SACOT focuses on advocacy at a state and local level. SACOT is sponsored by FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 2468 Team Appreciate from Westlake High School in Austin.