LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Stephen F. Austin, Dean of the College of Science and Math, Dr. Kimberly Childs spoke about SFA's, science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives over lunch at Crown Colony Country Club this afternoon.
Childs spoke about the national call for reform in stem education.
We know from all our national organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense, The National Science Foundation the National Academy's are saying the same thing, the greatest threat to America is not the threat of nuclear warfare, biological warfare or weaponry but it is indeed the deterioration of the educational system across our nation.
We know that 78% of our students are exiting high school and entering college not ready for college level math or science so we really have to address this initiative and SFA is positioned and ready to do that.
We have opened recently the STEM research and learning center and through that center we're going to be addressing teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines also research in the STEM disciplines and outreach.