Rudy Escobar

My CSTA Story

Rudy Escobar is a STEM and computer science coordinator with expertise in STEM, particularly science, computer science, and engineering. With over a decade of experience, he is a highly accomplished educator who consistently advocates for equitable access to computer science and STEM education. Prior to his career in education, Rudy worked in the pharmaceutical, environmental, and food industries using his engineering, science, and computer science background. Rudy specializes in PreK–12 computer science, STEM, physical computing, robotics, project-based learning (PBL), engineering, science, NGSS assessments, and PBL curriculum development.

Rudy promotes computer science and STEM education in California through conferences, workshops, and initiatives, advocating for equitable opportunities for all students, particularly underrepresented ones. As a micro:bit champion he has directed micro:bit and science conferences. Rudy has developed resources, provided professional development, and created partnerships to promote computer science and STEM education throughout the state. He has developed distance learning resources and organized C-STEM camps for underrepresented students. Rudy has also collaborated with local universities to support future educators and tutors in STEM and computer science.

Rudy has also partnered with organizations to advocate for and develop project-based STEM lessons. He has provided support for English language learners, Universal Design for Learning, and social-emotional learning in K–2 science and engineering lessons for the California Department of Education. Rudy’s expertise has been instrumental in evaluating and revising training tools and incorporating current trends and data into the standard curricula for science, computer science, and engineering.

My Story

Rudy is a STEM and Computer Science Coordinator, who has demonstrated a history of working in education and a strong skill set in STEM PreK-12 Education, Science, Computer Science, STEM, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Physical Computing, Robotics, Curriculum Design, Engineering Project-based learning, and a Micro:bit Champion. Rudy serves as the CSTA Sacramento Technology Manager and CCCUE Communications Manager for the respective boards, actively contributing to CSforCA, AIforCA, and NGSS Collaborative. His leadership extends nationally and statewide as a CSTA Board at Large representative, CSTA policy committee liaison, 23-24 CSTA Equity Fellow, CSforCA Policy Workgroup liaison, CSMP Computer Science Integration Coordinator, CASE Region 1 director, and CASE Advocacy Committee Co-chair, and ISTE AI course Instructor.