SHSU Students Make a Difference
With the small student to faculty ratio, SHSU students have an opportunity to forge strong networking and mentoring relationships with the professionals in their fields. These bonds propel students into cutting edge research, academic competitions, and internships that give them a head start on their future.
Some examples of our students making a difference:
- Two SHSU students have been appointed to our governing board of The Texas State University System Board of Regents.
- The SHSU ROTC was recognized as the second best overall school in the 12th brigade.
- Scott McCarrey received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region and National Critics Student Playwright Award
- The Department of Defense Cyber Crime Challenge was won by a team of SHSU Computing Science students.
- Twelve SHSU students are studying at the Shakespeare Theatre in London.
Student Research News
SET BEST (Southeast Texas Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) is a yearly engineering contest designed to inspire students towards further studies in the fields of science and engineering. Starting from a box of raw materials, teams of high school students are given six weeks to design, build, and then demonstrate a remote-controlled machine that will perform a given task. Engineers and scientists from local industry team with the students as technology coaches, whose job is to mentor and guide the students in understanding the engineering process, teaming, brainstorming and other business principles. On contest day, teams pit their machines in a head-to-head sports-like competition to see which is BEST. Winners advance to the Texas BEST regional competition held each year at University of Texas at Dallas.
SET BEST is one of over 20 hubs throughout Texas and the US. We cover the South East Texas District and surrounding counties in Texas. Visit B.E.S.T. Robotics Inc. for a breakdown of all of the BEST hubs.
Aug. 16, 2012
Josh Yates set up "The Exchange" store as a Project Row House Summer Studio Program project during which he offered guests any item of their choosing in exchange for a life lesson. More than 200 exchanges were made during the four-week project, all chronicled in a ledger that will be on display Aug. 18 through Sept. 16 in Houston. —Submitted photo
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