August 18, 2014
Officials at Texas Tech University’s STEM Center for Outreach, Research & Education (STEM-CORE) announced the addition of 21 additional affiliate faculty to help develop educational and outreach activities that encourage learning and education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Affiliates were chosen because of their interest in STEM outreach, research and education and because of their willingness to contribute to the goals and mission of the center, said Jerry Dwyer, director of STEM-CORE and a professor of mathematics.
“The group represents all the STEM colleges on campus,” he said. “They will meet regularly with STEM-CORE associate directors and assist with developing websites, grant proposals and literature resources for the center. We are proud to add their talent and expertise to our cause, and they will serve as a further resource for the campus community in our efforts to enhance STEM education, outreach and research.”
A major campus-wide dialogue on the development of a STEM center began in Fall 2011. This issue was promoted and moved forward with the support of the deans of six colleges at Texas Tech. The resulting STEM-CORE was officially established in Spring 2013.
The center has a vision of being a university-level resource that facilitates collaborative, cross-college and cross-organization STEM education, outreach, research, training and professional development initiatives at all levels of education. The center has six associate directors drawn from the participating colleges and a director chosen from among the associate directors.
For more information on STEM-CORE, visit this website.
New affiliate faculty members are:
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