The Texas STEM Centers were created with a multi-faceted focus including disseminating proven STEM practices across the state, supporting the T-STEM Academies and the State math and science initiatives, developing pathways to increase the number of available quality STEM teachers, creating STEM professional development and curriculum, and researching practices in the field. In order to effectively accomplish these initiatives, the 7 centers need to function as a "single" statewide center with multiple locations and entry points to develop a coordinated approach.

When STEM Centers were originally created, they were based on a competitive business model, the time has come to create a common governance to promote and support cooperation and collaboration to address the growing STEM needs across the state. Based on a common vision for STEM, they will provide guidance statewide in this endeavor. The proposed governance structure and standard operating procedures allow for each center to leverage their local expertise while sharing resources and research on common STEM efforts. The coalition design enables the centers to provide for comprehensive coverage across the state and allows them to leverage their resources in marketing, travel, representation at meetings, cluster meetings, trainings, fundraising, etc. The governance structure will allow the centers to respond more rapidly, to be strategic in their efforts, and to support a communication structure to promote shared knowledge and to address concerns.

Austin/San Antonio/El Paso

Transformation T-STEM 2013
Education Service Centers 13 and 20

www.transformation2013.org

512-919-5373 and 210-370-5280

Transformation 2013 T-STEM Center is a partnership between Education Service Centers, Region XIII (Austin) and Region 20 (San Antonio). Transformation 2013 T-STEM Center serves central Texas and El Paso T-STEM Academies and other schools focusing on innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) instruction.

Read more: Center 1

College Station

Aggie-STEM Center
Texas A&M University

http://aggie-stem.tamu.edu/

979-862-4665

The Aggie STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Center is a partnership of Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development and the Dwight Look College of Engineering that has established a center for STEM education. The Center has now expanded to reach numerous T-STEM Academies and Texas independent School districts. The center researches, creates and provides research-based professional development and other services for high-quality, secondary-level STEM teaching and learning.

Read more: Center 2

 

 

Dallas

Center for STEM Education and Research
The University of Texas at Dallas

http://utdcser.org

972-883-5118

The Center for STEM Education and Research (C-SER) conducts research and implements professional development programs that provide best practices for innovative teaching and learning in STEM education with a special focus on project-based learning (PBL). Our research studies allow us to improve professional development and identify exemplary materials/equipment for rigorous learning. Our high-quality professional development models effective teaching practices while integrating effective materials/equipment.

Read more: Center 3

 

 

Edinburg

STEM Center of South Texas
Region One Education Service Center

http://www.esc1.net/Page/434

956-984-6147

The STEM Center of South Texas is based in Region 1 Educational Service Center and partners with the University of Texas – Pan American. The Center plays a key role in the regional network of businesses, community organizations, and institutions of higher education in the Rio Grande Valley.

Read more: Center 4

 

 

Galveston

Southeast Regional T-STEM Center
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

http://www.utmb.edu/tstem/

409-772-7836

The Southeast Regional T-STEM Center is based at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, with Texas State University College of Education and Rice University as major collaborators. Other partners include: the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moody Gardens, Galveston College, a variety of businesses and industry, Educational Service Centers (ESC’s), and the surrounding communities. Partnering independent school districts include Houston, Galveston, Cypress-Fairbanks and La Marque.

Read more: Center 5

 

 

Lubbock

Texas Tech T-STEM Center
Texas Tech University

http://www.tstem.ttu.edu

806-742-3451

Texas – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) is a major component of a Texas initiative to motivate and prepare more students for careers in STEM fields. The mission of the Texas Tech T-STEM Center is to support educators in STEM disciplines by offering services and resources that support school districts and teachers.

Texas Tech T-STEM Center aims to research, create, and disseminate information on the best practices for innovative teaching and learning using the FRAME Engineering Design process as a framework.

Through exemplary teaching professional development trainings, the T-STEM Center helps educators engage K-12 students in rigorous inquiry and project-based learning that emphasizes high level application of mathematics, science, and technology as well as developing problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and other skills needed to succeed in high education and the workforce.

By furthering pedagogical training, professional development, and recruitment opportunities for K-12 teachers in STEM fields, the Texas Tech T-STEM Center addresses the challenges of tomorrow’s technology-driven economy by transforming teaching and learning methods, improving achievement in STEM education, and ensuring that all students are college-, career-, and life-ready.

Read more: Center 6

 

 

Tyler

Ingenuity Center
The University of Texas at Tyler

http://www.ingenuitycenter.org/

903-617-6813

The Ingenuity Center (formerly the East Texas STEM Center) is a component of the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Initiative designed to build on national, state and local efforts to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievement among Texas student. The Ingenuity Center focuses on increasing the number of students who study and enter science, technology, engineering, and math career pipeline by providing programs to teachers and students.

Read more: Center 7

 

 

Texas STEM Center Coalition

PO Box 160692

Austin, TX  78716-0692

www.TxSTEM.org

 

Contact:  

Dr. Kenn Heydrick, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more: All Centers

 

 

 

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