SMC: ASBN 211
Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Ph.D., is director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research and assistant professor of engineering education in the College of Education at Texas State University. She teaches and conducts research with teachers and students in engineering education as a learning context and instructional strategy. She works with traditionally underserved populations to understand challenges and solutions for improving motivation and academic readiness for students’ college and career success.
SMC: ASBN 207
Dr. Laura Rodriguez Amaya serves as Assistant Site Director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research supporting NASA and NSF grant-funded programs. She works with faculty in other Minority Serving Institutions to develop STEM education curriculum review tools, and she is involved in various outreach efforts to support community STEM education. Her research interests include Central America, food security, and women in science with a focus on access and equity.
SMC: ASBN 206
Mariela Ramirez supports the FAMA grant with Family Nights and Family Learning Seminar’s, and translations.
Jesse Villalobos is an elementary teacher at SMCISD in San Marcos, Tx. He has taught in the classroom and was a campus interventionist. The majority of his experience has been working with K-5 students integrating curriculum and technology as a campus technologist. He earned a Masters in Educational Leadership with a Principal's certificate through Texas State University.