Innovations in research and training
At SFA, we’re serious about STEM, and we offer our students and faculty a wide variety of research and training opportunities in interdisciplinary studies as well as traditional research within STEM disciplines.
Through collaborative research in various science and math fields, STEM Academy students and faculty have the opportunity to learn, grow and discover.
Programs funded by the National Science Foundation
Talented Teachers in Training for Texas provides opportunities for interested students to learn more about STEM teaching careers. T4 participants have access to unique scholarships and job shadowing opportunities.
Programs funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Engineering Summer Program is a one-week summer camp for students ages 10 to 16. Activities include 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality, GPS tracking and circuit construction. Enrollment is limited to 26 students per session.
Programs funded by the American Institute of Mathematics & Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
The East Texas Math Teachers' Circle is an opportunity for mathematics teachers to rediscover their love for mathematics by exploring problem-solving with SFA mathematics faculty.
Programs funded by the Texas Workforce Commission
Governor’s Summer Merit Program provides summer STEM experiences for students ages 14 to 16. Week-long summer camps offer hands-on learning in science, nursing and engineering for a glimpse into STEM fields and careers. Students from the Deep East Texas region are recommended by their home districts to apply for scholarships for the STEM camps.
How to apply
Faculty research engagement grants are awarded every spring. SFA faculty members interested in applying for a FREG need to submit the following:
- A two-page project summary, including a budget
- A completed proposal cover page
Proposals must be submitted to Dr. Jana Redfield by March 25. All proposals will be evaluated by a three-member committee appointed by the executive director of the STEM Center.
To learn more, contact Dr. Jana Redfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.468.6261.