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LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research


STEM Education and Research is the Key to the Future

The LBJ Institute prepares university students and faculty for STEM education outreach and intellectual research efforts that:

  • enhance teacher preparation and faculty professional development
  • contribute to the recruitment and production of more scientifically and technologically literate professionals
  • support Texas' students with innovative approaches to excel as capable science, mathematics, engineering and technology majors
Research Projects
NASA EPDC
NASA MEI
FAMA
NSF STEM Rising Stars
Bobcat Made Maker Space


Social Media
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Collaborations
To collaborate on STEM projects at the LBJ Institute, or to investigate other opportunities for involvement, contact Dr. Araceli Martinez Ortiz, director, in San Marcos, or Dr. Leslie Huling, senior advisor, in Round Rock.





The STEM Student Advisory Council

The STEM Student Advisory Council (STEM-SAC) is a student-governed body in the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University. STEM-SAC serves an advisory role between STEM students, and the STEM Rising Stars project faculty and staff.  The goals of the Council are to increase communication between the College and students, to represent the students’ voices in various academic matters, and to serve as STEM Ambassadors in the community.

The mission of STEM-SAC is to represent the voices of STEM students by providing input on matters of recruitment, community building, and curriculum within the STEM disciplines. 

Click here for more information on the council

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Experts agree that education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
is the key to the future

According to the George Lucas Educational Foundation, 80 percent of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend upon mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills.

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University aims to equip students to satisfy this growing need throughimproved teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines for students from kindergarten to graduate-level college studies (K-20). Through wide-scale sharing and implementation of effective approaches, the LBJ Institute prepares university students and faculty for STEM education outreach and intellectual research efforts that:
  • enhance teacher preparation and faculty professional development
  • contribute to the recruitment and production of more scientifically and technologically literate professionals
  • support Texas’ students with innovative approaches to excel as capable science, mathematics, engineering and technology majors