- Math, Science, Technology Teacher Preparation Academy – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Texas Middle and Secondary Mathematics Project: Leadership Initiative, Math/Science Partnership – National Science Foundation
- Texas Leadership Initiative: Mathematics Instruction Transformed (LIMIT) – National Science Foundation
- Talented Teachers in Training for Texas (T4) – National Science Foundation
- “The SFA Mathematics, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academy: A Model that Works.” Authors: Dr. Jana Redfield, Dr. Lesa Beverly, Dr. Jo Taylor, Dr. John Moore, and Dr. Kimberly Childs
- “Teaching Factoring: Fun, Facts, and Faux Pas.” Authors: Dr. Lesa Beverly and Dr. Keith Hubbard
- “The Texas Middle and Secondary Mathematics Project: A Model that Works.” Authors: Dr. Kimberly Childs, Dr. Debbie Pace, Ms. Betsy Childs
- “Spatial Hydrogeochemical Characterization of the Colorado River: Delineation of Subaqueous Karst Springs at Colorado Bend State Park, Texas." Author: Dr. Kevin Stafford
Fall 2011 Events
November 4th and 5th
SFA Geo-Days is a one day educational workshop designed to introduce area high school students to some of the basic research tools used by geoscientists to understand and interpret earth processes. The day will include:
1. An overview of basic geology principles incorporated into a campus tour.
2. Basic principles of hydrology and groundwater associated with La Nana Creek.
3. Basic Principles of geophysics and wave energy associated with real-time collection of seismic data.
Up to 20 participants will be enrolled for each day.
SHOW ON THE ROAD
The STEM Show on the Road is a program designed to infiltrate STEM Faculty into area high schools and middle schools. The faculty members are equipped with short modules/experiments aimed at eliciting the attention and interest of high school and middle school students into STEM disciplines. Upcoming STEM events are also advertised during this time. The goal of this program is to recruit STEM majors at SFA and gain the interest of students into STEM disciplines.
Spring 2012 Events
STEM DAY: Science Explosion
The goal of STEM Day is to inspire area high school students to pursue STEM Careers. Representatives from different STEM employers and businesses combined with members of our own SFA STEM faculty and students will have booths set up to provide demonstrations and expositions of the use of STEM content in their fields. Students will also participate in a number of activities and competitions in an effort to make STEM come to life. Special opportunities will also be available to provide students with information regarding how to strive for excellence at the collegiate level.
SFA Hydrodays is a 3.5 day, field –intensive workshop designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to the science of hydrology as it relates to water resources, aquatic ecology, and cave development in East Texas. The goal is to increase local interest in natural science in area high schools and recruit potential students.
Summer 2012 Camps
SFA Cave Camp
A one-week field course for freshmen entering SFASU in Fall 2012. The camp will be held at Colorado Bend State Park where daily hands-on, field experiences will help students develop observational and analytical skills as they quantify and qualify the characteristics associated with caves, springs and ecology of the Edwards Plateau and Colorado River.
SMASH Camp is an intensive review and preparation for college biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Brief informative sessions regarding on campus resources, time management, and successful study skills are also provided. SMASH Camp is designed to introduce students to the rigor of college level studies. It will provide incoming science and mathematics majors with the preparation and tools they need to be successful as they enter college level science and mathematics courses.
STEM Camp is designed so that out of a given week, every day is spent exploring and studying a different STEM discipline through inquiry-based learning, hands-on activities, games, real-life connections, and lectures. A large focus will be given to enhancing student achievement and understanding in mathematics, as it is the foundation of the sciences.