Adelante Tejas

Adelante Tejas (Forward Texas) is a partnership between San Antonio College and Sul Ross State University to increase enrollment, retention, transfer and graduation in the sciences at both campuses. It is administered at Sul Ross at the Rio Grande Research Center.
 Project objectives at Sul Ross focus on encouraging students to take full advantage of extensive field science learning and research opportunities in the Big Bend/Trans Pecos as they progress toward attaining a degree in the sciences (STEM). The project will improve analytical laboratory instrumentation and technology available to students for the purpose of strengthening  science education, encouraging participation in research and fostering students' academic and professional success.
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 Project staff and colleagues attending Alliance of Hispanic Serving
 InstitutionEducators Conference, Spring 2012, San Antonio, Texas

Over the course of the five-year project Sul Ross will renovate the Warnock Science Building analytical lab and acquire equipment and technology such as a scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-Ray diffraction (XRF) and X-Ray flourescence (XRF).
Both campuses will implement upgrades to computing hardware, software and peripherals, and expand access to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) education.
The project will also work to increase the availability and quality of distance coursework in the sciences so that co-enrolled students can take courses toward their degree at either campus, thereby decreasing time to graduation.

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The above activities 100% funded through Department of Education Award #P031C110039 Adelante Tejas (“Forward Texas”): A Partnership to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education project. Project Directors Leslie Hopper  and Barbara Knotts