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The STEM Center to Promote Undergraduate Education and Research at Sam Houston State University

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

Publication Date

August 23, 2022

Start Date

June 26, 2022

End Date

June 29, 2022

Conference Session

Multidisciplinary Engineering Division Technical Session - Integrated Engineering and Interdisciplinary Impacts

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Faruk Yildiz Sam Houston State University


Adrian Villalta-Cerdas

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Adrian Villalta-Cerdas has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Currently, he is an assistant professor of chemistry at Sam Houston State University. His research focuses on learning strategies that foster skill development and the study of effective teaching practices in chemistry at the college level.

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Mary Swarthout Sam Houston State University

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David Thompson Sam Houston State University

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Taylor Martin Sam Houston State University

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The STEM Center at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF - IUSE) and was established in 2017. The STEM Center seeks to increase the number and quality of STEM graduates by establishing a strong foundation for learning using innovative teaching practices, supporting students in finding research and internship opportunities, and building lifelong skills needed for advancement and leadership in STEM careers. The center is in one of the STEM buildings with two fully equipped classrooms and office space for full-time staff members. The center staff collaborates with university-wide programs to promote STEM education and contribute to the university’s quality enhancement plan (QEP). The paper shares details regarding faculty and student involvement, the development of preparatory courses, institution-wide resources, and student outcomes from the project with the academic community.

Yildiz, F., & Villalta-Cerdas, A., & Swarthout, M., & Thompson, D., & Martin, T. (2022, August), The STEM Center to Promote Undergraduate Education and Research at Sam Houston State University Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. 10.18260/1-2--40700

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