Ingenuity Center

The Ingenuity Center is a Research and Development Center creating and implementing initiatives designed to build on national, state and local efforts to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievement among Texas students. The Ingenuity Center focuses on increasing the number of students who study and enter science, technology, engineering, and math career pipeline by providing programs to teachers and students. The Mission of the Ingenuity Center is to ultimately prepare students to be “STEM College Ready” by improving the STEM preparation of teachers through research, professional development, curriculum development, and technical assistance. The Ingenuity Center utilizes a four-pronged strategy to address the quality and quantity of STEM teachers in Texas.

Strategy 1: Preparing College and Workforce Ready students

Strategy 2: Supporting STEM teachers and students

Strategy 3: Address the quality of the current STEM teaching force

Strategy 4: Preparing more qualified STEM teachers into the pipeline

The Ingenuity Center also provides a number of services to schools and education institutions across Texas and throughout the nation. The center employs a dynamic staff that can provide technical assistance, content and pedagogical content coaching, program evaluation services, grant writing assistance, vertical alignment assistance to meet College Readiness Standards, development of professional learning communities, school restructuring, and professional development programs live and online. Signature programs include Texas Project Lead the Way, University Academy After School Program, UT Tyler UTeach and the Innovation Academy.