The STEM Center at SHSU

Welcome to the STEM Center at Sam Houston State University.

In Fall 2017, Sam Houston State University was fortunate to receive an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a STEM Center on our campus.  This award (proposal no. 1725674) was made by the Division of Undergraduate Education of the NSF, part of the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program.  Over the next five years, more than $2 million of NSF IUSE funding will transform the way our institution prepares SHSU undergraduates for STEM careers.

This transformation will happen as a result of three strategic initiatives.  The STEM Center will:

  1. better prepare students for traditionally difficult STEM courses,
  2. provide faculty professional development to use methods in the classroom that have been proven to better educate our students, and
  3. provide the means for students — both transfer and those continuing — to engage in research early in their college career. 

Over the course of the next five years, the STEM Center will develop into the primary resource for support and development of STEM students and faculty.