Austin College aims to fill a critical gap in STEM education by producing a capable workforce prepared to fill 21st century STEM jobs. By focusing on creating opportunities to develop skill sets that make for a better and more rounded scientist will be critical when engaging the broader community.
Through research mentoring and independent service projects you will have the ability to learn and enhance the ability to communicate, collaborate, and act responsibly in a disciplinary context.
Cultivating these key behaviors students will enhance their future STEM careers within the context of their classes and through the high impact practices of undergraduate research and service learning.
Meet Our Students
Major: Biology; Minor: Spanish — It’s inspiring to know that many people go to Herman Baker Park throughout the year and that our signs will educate passersby on what kinds of animals and plants are in the park for many years to come. It’s fun to be able to go on a nature walk and… [Read More]
Future plans: attend medical school — This past year a group of my friends and I decided to create and install nature signs in Herman Baker park. With the majority of us being biology and environmental studies majors and minors, we wanted to give back to the Sherman and Austin College community by designing signs… [Read More]
Major: Biochemistry; Minor: East Asian Studies — I joined the Felix lab in the summer of 2018 working alongside fellow research students, Madison and Laurel. Working on the synthesis of my compound I learned various techniques I would have not learned during my previous courses at Austin College. Having the opportunity to learn new techniques… [Read More]
Research Experience through IUSE — This summer I have had the opportunity to work in Dr. Felix’s research lab. This has been a new experience for me, as I have not done research before this. In the few months spent doing research I have been faced with situations that have challenged me to persist, as… [Read More]
Major: Chemistry and Public Health — My first research experience was the summer of 2017 when I worked in Dr. Felix’s lab. I worked on synthesizing compounds to then be tested with borenium ions, which also had to be made in lab. The techniques and methods I learned in lab reaffirmed the things I learned… [Read More]