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Our Mission

The Mission of the LBJ Institute is to transform Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in order to increase the participation and success of diverse communities of educator and students through:

  • Fostering collaborative communities
  • Conducting rigorous research
  • Providing evidence based professional development
  • Improving STEM teaching and learning

STEM Education Collective Impact

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research works toward improving access and opportunity for participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education by facilitating projects that engage multiple audiences at many levels including K-12 students, university students, teachers (current and future) and university professors.

With more than $20 million in funding from agencies such as NASA, NSF and the United States department of Education, we are able to provide summer engineering camps for children and youth, develop STEM education curricula and instructional methods for future teachers, offer extensive professional development for teachers and professors, and conduct scholarly research.

Examples of our expertise include:

  • STEM career readiness
  • parental involvement
  • creativity and innovation;
  • STEM professional identity development,
  • STEM education for diverse learners,
  • digital badging and online learning, and
  • course redesign and instructional delivery for college level course in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering and engineering technology.

Research Projects


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To collaborate on STEM projects at the LBJ Institute, or to investigate other opportunities for involvement, contact Dr. Leslie Huling, Executive Director.