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STEM Initiative Index

Welcome to the STEM-CORE Initiative Index. This is the first step in an effort to provide a comprehensive list of all STEM-related outreach and education activities from across the University. Each list item contains a title, a web link, and a point of contact. If you have any format suggestions, see an error, or are affiliated with a program which is not listed below, please contactwebmaster.stem@ttu.edu with corrections.

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Class on a Chip

Tim Dallas

MEMS are microscale technologies found in many smart phones, gaming controllers, and video displays. They are vivid examples of applied STEM. MEMS presentations include slides, videos, and live demonstrations of dynamic microdevices, including a 1mm diameter micromotor and micro-actuators that heat to 600ºC and then instantly cool to room temperature.

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Emmy Noether Day

Magdalena Toda

Emmy Nother Day is the Math Department's annual outreach event for high school girls. Participants learn about math, explore careers that use math, and are encouraged to pursue further math education.

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FIRST Robotics

Richard Gale

FIRST Robotics is an international robotics competition for high school students. Team 1817 was formed 8 years ago and has generated enough interest to create 14 new teams in the area and start a regional competition.

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GEAR - Get Excited About Robotics

Tanja Karp

Annual 8 week long LEGO robotics program for students in elementary and middle school

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Jump2Health

Debra B. Reed

Multidisciplinary team of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students (representing 5 Departments) have developed a web-based intervention, Jump2Health (http://jump2health.com/ ) for parents of preschool children. Website focuses on 7 Healthy Habits for the prevention of childhood obesity. Phase V testing is underway with the ultimate goal of implementation in military populations.

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Noyce Scholars Program

Brock Williams

The Noyce Scholars program is primarily designed for undergraduate STEM students who are interested in making an impact through teaching. The program is divided into two tracks: Pre-Noyce Summer Fellows and Noyce Scholars.

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Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate

Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell

This initiative supports community college students to explore STEM careers and transfer to a four-year university.

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Proyecto English Language Science and Mathematics Education

Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz

Proyecto EL SMED is a five year professional development grant for teachers in grades K-6 in Lubbock ISD and Frenship ISD which provides a graduate certificate in Multidisciplinary Studies. The program improves classroom instruction for English Learners (ELs) in science and mathematics education by on-going and intensive professional development activities. For eligible teachers, the grant can provide a Masters in Multidisciplinary Studies.

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REU: Declarative Approaches to Knowledge Intensive Applications

Yuanlin Zhang

In this Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, students will have the opportunity to learn state of the art of declarative programming and to work together with their mentors on applying declarative programming to solve challenging research problems in the areas of great societal impact including cybersecurity, energy, healthcare, and space exploration. Financial support will be offered to the participants so that they can work full time during this 10-week program.

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Run On The Wind

Heather Martinez

Ensuring the growth of this clean energy source is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. Run on The Wind will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit.

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Science: It's a Girl Thing

Heather Martinez

Science: It's A Girl Thing is a residential camp for girls. The goals are to provide girls with strong role models and dispel myths and misconceptions about science and careers in science.

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SPMF - South Plains Math Fellows

Raegan Higgins

The South Plains Mathematics Fellows program provides for academically talented students from underrepresented, low-income families to receive scholarships for undergraduate study leading to a degree in mathematics. In addition to the standard coursework, SPMF scholars will have a support system designed specifically to enhance their academic experiences and ensure retention and success.

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Texas FFA Agriscience Fair

Rudy Ritz

Students use the scientific process in principles they have learned in agriscience courses. Students prepare a scientific report and display at the Texas FFA Convention in July.

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TexPREP-Lubbock

Jim Brown

The Lubbock Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP-Lubbock) is a math, science, and engineering summer enrichment program for 6th - 11th graders. We prepare students (including minorities and women) to major in math, science, and engineering in college.

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TTU/HHMI Undergraduate Research Program @ CISER

Julie Isom

We support undergraduate research/technology/science education Scholars to work year-round with faculty mentors, present and publish their results; 2) provide guidance, training, funding and assessment for research and professional travel/presentations and career planning; 3) support and advise the TTU/HHMI Scholar Service Organization to sponsor/attend events that engage them in STEM and to recruit underrepresented minorities in STEM.

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West Texas BEST - Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology

Richard Gale

BEST reachs 500 student participants at 25 high schools in the region. It's a six week design and construction competition offered free to participating schools.

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World MOON Project

Walter Smith

Students from all over the world are asked to observe the moon and identify patterns to gain a deeper understanding about the moon's appearance. Short essays based on student observations are collected by the World MOON Project. Participants then receive a packet of essays from other parts of the world so students are given both a local and global perspective. MOON is an acronym that stands for "More Observation Of Nature," and students learn to observe nature firsthand and are engaged in global collaboration. Teachers may choose to emphasize different aspects of the project to meet their own needs, and participation in the World MOON Project can emphasize curricular goals in one or more of the following areas: Lunar phases Inquiry skills, Nature of science

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Young Women in Math

Raegan Higgins

The Young Women in Math organization is an informal math club for women undergraduate and graduate students.

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