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Spring 2019


Feb. 22
Almost 2,000 high school students and teachers have participated in SFA STEM Day since 2012! Students will experience a variety of STEM activities, investigate possible future STEM careers and are exposed to a university campus. Working alongside SFA faculty, students will learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics while having fun!
To learn more or register, visit our K-12 Outreach page.


March 1
Learn about East Texas geology and get introduced to the world of STEM at one of our fun, educational Geo-Days. This day-long workshop introduces teachers and high school students to the tools and skills geoscientists use to investigate the geology of East Texas with a focus on regional energy resources, including coal, oil and gas. Spend the morning in a geology lab investigating the day’s topic, then move outside in the afternoon for fieldwork to learn and practice the skills of a professional geologist.
To learn more or register, visit our K-12 Outreach page.

STEM Club: Hydroponic Lettuce Farm
March 8
2 p.m. (meet on campus at 1 p.m.)
Join SFA’s STEM Club in an exciting and educational field trip to the hydroponic lettuce farm Country Boy Farms. The trip will give students a firsthand look at hydroponics, the process of growing plants in sand, gravel or liquid with added nutrients but without soil.
The event is free and open to all majors. To learn more or to register, contact the STEM Center at (936) 468-5814 or
For more information about the STEM club, visit the Post-Secondary Support page.


Shark Dissections
April 12
This lab is designed for middle school students and explores the anatomy of sharks, giving students hands-on experience in biology. Work with SFA biology faculty in this half-day event.
To learn more or register, contact

Scouting STEM Day
April 13
Scouting STEM Day is designed for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts ages 5 through 12 and features activities that will spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math in a spirit of inquiry and fun. The full day of activities includes conducting chemistry experiments, exploring electricity safely, investigating biology and astrophysics, and observing a planetarium show. The planetarium provides an exciting and educational field-trip opportunity with thrilling voyages of exploration.
To learn more or register, visit our K-12 Outreach page.


Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
May 17
We invite middle school students to join us for a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. Math students and faculty will engage with students in activities, puzzles and problems that allow for creative problem-solving, all in a comfortable, non-competitive atmosphere. These popular festivals are held all over the country. Join us for SFA’s second math festival!
To learn more or register, visit our K-12 Outreach page.

Summer 2019


iMAS Academy
June 17 - 21
This week of STEM events will spark interest and awareness in sixth- through eighth-grade students from the East Texas area and beyond. Students participate in a different science and math module each day throughout the week for approximately three hours each morning. Hands-on activities in areas such as robotics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, geology, physics, engineering and nursing show students that STEM can be interesting and fun! Registration for the Investigations in Math and Science (iMAS) Academy is limited to 100 students.
To learn more or register, visit our K-12 Outreach page.


Little STEM Jacks
Aug. 5 - 9
Little STEM Jacks encourages children to get excited about science, math, engineering and technology. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students participate in hands-on activities led by SFA faculty and master teachers.
To learn more or register, visit our K-12 Outreach page.


STEM Research and Learning Center
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Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building, Suite 406

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6070 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6070

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