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The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lead to discoveries that are changing our world every day. As a student in our College of Sciences and Mathematics, you will have an opportunity to participate with SFA faculty members in groundbreaking research – even at the undergraduate level.
Implementing the UTeach model, a nationally recognized STEM teacher preparation program, JacksTeach provides the curriculum necessary for you to earn a four-year bachelor's degree and be eligible to seek a STEM secondary teaching certification without adding any additional semesters of coursework.
At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.
A matter of life and breath
Julia Gaona saves lives as a respiratory therapist on an elite neonatal and pediatric intensive care team that travels by jet to patients more than 100 miles from Texas Children’s Hospital – once going as far as Guatemala. Julia’s journey began when she earned her biology degree at SFA. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in respiratory care at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Julia also assists in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit and works as a respiratory therapist at UTMB-Galveston.
Julia Gaona, Class of 2008
From SFA to Google
Samuel Jentsch is a 2017 SFA graduate with a double major in computer science and mathematics. While attending SFA, Sam was a grader, a tutor and provided technical support for the department. He also spent summers interning for NASA and GE, where he was recognized for innovative projects. Sam has accepted a job at Google doing software development.
Samuel Jentsch, Class of 2017
SFA Student Excels On and Off the Field
During his SFA career, Marlon Walls was a first team Academic All-American and was named Southland Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year. Prior to graduation, Walls, an engineering physics graduate, interned with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to work on the Europa Propulsion Module, a joint project with NASA.
Marlon Walls, Class of 2017
Dr. Keith Hubbard Teaches the Language of Problem-Solving
Every industry has problems to solve, and mathematics is often the key to the ideal solution. Dr. Hubbard inspires students to see the beauty and power within the world of mathematics and to apply that to the real-world as well as the theoretical world. Watch the full story.
SFA Student Wins Best Undergraduate Poster
Carmel Tovar recently received an award for the best undergraduate poster in chemistry and biochemistry at the 2016 College of Science Research Conference for her project titled "Metal Affinity Chromatography and Protein Refolding Techniques.”
Carmel leveraged her hard work in the SFA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research program to beat out competition from universities and colleges across Texas.
Carmel Tovar, Class of 2018
STUDYING PREHISTORIC FORMATIONS WITH ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Jacob Meinerts is an SFA graduate student in geology. Currently, he is working in the Lampasas Cut Plain in Central Texas within Fort Hood Military Installation. Jacob is studying carbonate rocks from the Cretaceous era. The delineation of heterogeneous carbonate strata, including detailed mapping and petrographic analyses, will help determine the depositional and diagenetic history of the Edwards Group, unique biozones and the geomorphic evolution of the Owl Mountain Province.
Jacob Meinerts, Class of 2018
Inspired to Serve
Tim Hernandez has made a career of helping others. Prior to attending SFA, Tim worked in prehospital emergency services, assisted with rescue and evacuation during Hurricane Katrina, and enlisted in the U.S. Army as a combat medic in Iraq – all in an effort to serve others. Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SFA in December 2017. He credits the SFA faculty with preparing students to not only perform but to excel in real-world environments.
Tim Hernandez, Class of Dec. 2017
FROM SFA PRE-HEALTH TO VETERINARIAN AND AUTHOR
Dr. Nikki Lejeune, Class of 2013, was a bit of an overachiever at SFA, and that hasn’t changed after graduation. At SFA, she served on the Traditions Council, as a writing and chemistry tutor, and as a student member of the American Medical Student Association among many other activities. Nikki went on to graduate from veterinary school as well as co-author a book with her father. Now, she is a successful veterinarian at Mission Veterinary Hospital in Mission, Texas.
Dr. Nikki Lejeune, Class of 2013
Shelley Hunt has experience in pediatrics, medical-surgical, nursery, and postpartum. She feels blessed to share her passion for nursing with her students in the classroom and the lab.
Dr. J. Kevin Langford
“When students receive their letters of acceptance from the medical, dental or veterinary schools of their dreams, I can’t help but take pride in that and share in their joy.”
Dr. Matthew Beauregard
The study of mathematics is greatly enriched by the interaction between students and faculty. We foster collaborative study through relatively small classes and close contact with students.
Making an Impact
Making an Impact
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PO Box 13034, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
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PO Box 13076, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962