Future STEM Teachers In South Texas F(ST)2


Leading Team

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Young Lee is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Lee serves as a program director for the "Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Future STEM Teachers in South Texas F(ST)2." His research interests include Software Engineering, Software Visualization, Software Metrics, Automated Software tools, STEM Education, and Health Information.


Program Director

 

 

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
young.lee@tamuk.edu

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Dr. Sung-won Park is Professor and former Chairman of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at TAMUK. As chair of the department he has advised freshmen as well as transferring computer science students. As PI, he received funding from the NSF to scholarship 30 students per year for four years through the South Texas Engineering Scholarships Program. The program awarded scholarships to College of Engineering students majoring in Computer Science, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering (8/02-8/07) to increase the retention and graduation rate. Dr. Park has been summer faculty for the 2008 May-master program supported by the NSF. He also served as a volunteer for the Summer Upward Bound Math and Science Faculty Mentor in 2005 and 2009.


Program Coordinator

 

 

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
kfswp00@tamuk.edu

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Dr. Reza Ahangar is Associate Professor and former Chairman of the Mathematics Department. He established a computer and lab component of calculus and recently published a lab manual: “Algebra Lab Projects, for schools, college and universities using integrated technology.” He also taught calculus and algebra lab using technology in several institutions. This method has helped TAMUK to increase the success rates from 50% to more than 75% during 2007-2010. Dr. Ahangar administered freshman advising and placement for many years. One of his administrative duties was to revise and develop the curriculum for the mathematics program. Recruiting, advising, and mentoring mathematics major students were some of his important responsibilities. For this goal he was directing many undergraduate research programs supported by internal and external grants. Dr. Ahangar was PI in a grant, provided by the Texas Education Agency, to help high school teachers in two districts to enhance the mathematics content, pedagogy, and develop their technological skills during Summer 2011, and follow up for fall 2011 and spring 2012.


Recruitment Committee

 

 

Professor
Mathematics
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
reza.ahangar@tamuk.edu

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Dr. Mauro E. Castro is Regents Professor of Chemistry and has served as Chemistry Department Chair and Associate Dean of the Pharmacy School at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He has been instrumental in many outreach programs as well as principal investigator on a number of sizeable grants. He is the faculty sponsor of the American Chemical Society student chapter and faculty sponsor of the Student Pharmacy Association here on our campus. Dr. Castro has received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the ACS students and the Irma Rangel Leadership Award from the Coastal Bend Pharmacy Association. It was a great honor for him to be twice awarded the Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award since the recognition came from his students. He has also received the College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award and the National Role Model Faculty Award for his work with students.


Recruitment Committee

 

Regents Professor
Chemistry
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
kfmec00@tamuk.edu

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Dr. Monica Wong-Ratcliff is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher and Bilingual Education, the College of Education & Human Performance. She was named the 2006 Louisiana Teacher of the Year for Elementary School and 2013 Outstanding Junior Faculty Member for the College of Education at TAMUK. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience in the United States and Hong Kong, China. Dr. Wong-Ratcliff has been involved in the TAMUK Educator Preparation Program since Fall 2009 as one of the University Field Supervisors. She has been teaching and training prospective EC-6 Generalist and 4-8 Math teachers. She was the GEAR UP Grant Director in TAMUK from 2010 to 2012 and the recipient of $250,000 awarded from the Texas Education Agency. She organized the 2012 Summer Bridge Program on TAMUK campus, which was focused on STEM areas. She collaborated with the faculty and instructors in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Education and provided the middle school students from the partner school districts with the innovative hands-on STEM learning experiences.


Curriculum Committee

 

Associate Professor
Teacher & Bilingual Education
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
monica.ratcliff@tamuk.edu

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Marie-Anne Mundy is an Associate professor of quantitative methodology and higher education administration for the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Mundy serves as an evaluator for the "Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Future STEM Teachers in South Texas F(ST)2' and "CASCaded Mentoring And Design Experiences (CASCADE)". Dr. Mundy has worked as a faculty chair, assessment coordinator and/or research coordinator from 2003 until 2010. She has created evaluation plans and completed evaluations for both companies (not-for-profit) and universities. Her research interests include technology in the schools, STEM Education, and distance education.


Evaluator

 

 

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership and Counseling
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
kumlm014@tamuk.edu

Cyber Team

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Jeong Yang is a Lecturer of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She serves as a senior personnel for the "Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Future STEM Teachers in South Texas F(ST)2." Her research focuses on Computer Science Education, STEM Education, Educational Learning Software Tools, Learning Analytics, Source Code Visualization, and Software Visualization.


Senior Programmer

 

 

Lecturer of Computer Science
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Texas A&M University - San Antonio
jeong.yang@tamuk.edu

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Deep Gandhi is a graduate student.


Research Assistant

 

 

Graduate Student - Computer Science
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
gandhi.deep.153@gmail.com