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