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Advancing the fields of science, technology, engineering and math is a key focus at SFA. We founded the STEM Education and Research Center to house a diverse collection of initiatives and programs aimed at further enhancing the experience for STEM students and educators across the region and state.

Educator Support

SFA’s STEM Education and Research Center is proud to offer a range of professional development programs to help you find new ways to share your love of math and science, engage your students in research and connect with other teachers to share strategies and best practices.


  • The STEM Education and Research Center supports its commitment to inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders with a full program of experiential events for students at all levels. Students have the opportunity to enjoy a fun, dynamic community of STEM students exploring the many aspects of this exciting field.  

    Heather Hattori, Class of ’91
  • Through SFA’s STEM Academy, students from Nacogdoches and Lufkin High Schools are exposed to rigorous science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum and investigative laboratory and field experiences. Recently, a group of students decided to study how the construction of the bridge on Starr Avenue would impact Lanana Creek's water quality in regard to biological health. This and similar projects prepare students for higher education and, ultimately, a STEM career.

    STEM Academy participants

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