9th Annual Texas STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Conference

October 30, 2021

9th STEM Conference Speaker

Dr. Nicholas Lanning

R. Nicholas Lanning received a B.S. degree in physics and another B.S. in mathematics from Lamar University in 2012. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University in 2018, under the guidance of the late Jonathan P. Dowling. Dr. Lanning is a theorist specializing in the spectral and transvers-spatial mode structure of photons created in nonlinear-optical interactions, the design of entangled-photon sources, and quantum communication over free-space channels. He is the PI of the quantum communication group at the Air Force Research Lab – Directed Energy Directorate – Space Electro-Optics Division (AFRL/RDS) at Kirtland AFB, NM.



Calendar for the 9th Texas STEM Conference

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Oct 11 (Mon) – Workshop about participation to the TX STEM and HASBSEB conferences. See flyer. UG and GRAD students are invited in the Landes Auditorium of Galloway Business Building from 12pm to 1:30pm. The workshop is also on Zoom ID 879-918-4160 and password 88888.

Oct 15 (Fri) – Submission deadline to Texas STEM Conference

Oct 18 – 22 – Organizational week for TX STEM Conference

Oct 18 (Mon) – Notification for acceptance of submissions

Oct 20 (Wed) – Registration deadline

Oct 22 (Fri) - Panel Discussion about presentations to the 9th TX STEM conference (UG and GRAD students are invited). You are invited to attend from 12 to 1:30 pm in the Landes Auditorium of Galloway-Business bldg. or online  - Please see the flyer.

Oct 25 (Mon) – Panel Discussion about presentations to the 9th TX STEM conference (UG and GRAD students are invited). You are invited to attend from 12 to 1:30 pm in the Landes Auditorium of Galloway-Business bldg. or online. Please see the flyer.

Oct 30 (Sat) – The 9th Texas STEM Conference (full day from 8:30am – Archer bldg.)

Previous STEM Conference

Donna Fleming 2019 Texas STEM Winner
Donna Fleming, Chemistry major, presents at The 2019 Texas STEM Conference her poster titled Theoretical Calculations of Epoxyketene to Lactone Thermal Rearrangement Transition States and Kinetics”, for which she was awarded 2nd place for the 'Best Poster Presentation'

8th Annual Texas STEM Conference

October 24th, 2020

Oct. 20, 12-2 pm | Panel Discussion: How to Present at the (virtual) STEM Conference (Meeting ID: 864 8738 3914)

  • Location: Zoom virtual meeting (ID: 864 8738 3914)

  • Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Webb, Laser Scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, NY. His talk is about "Next Generation Petawatt Laser Technology". Please see the abstract for his presentation. To learn more about Dr. Webb, please see his short bio.
  • Special Guest: Dr. Brian Craig, Dean of the Lamar University College of Engineering. Dr. Craig will introduce the SURF STEM winners
  • Featuring: presentations given by the Lamar University SURF 2020 Awardees
  • Student Invited Talk: Daniel Quispe, Lamar University Senior Mechanical Engineering Major and Northwestern University REU Fellow for Summer 2020 under the mentorship of Dr. Jian Cao, Principal Investigator of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. His talk is about "The Effects of Yarn Variations on Triaxial Braid Composite Fabrics"

Winners of the Best Oral and Poster Presentations at the 7th Texas STEM Conference

Anton Gribovskiy

Anton Gribovskiy, graduate student from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, presenting his poster titled “RF Spectroscopy with Nonlinear Si Integrated Microring Resonators”  He won the 3rd place for the Best Poster Presentation at the 7th Annual Texas STEM Conference.  
Mentor: Dr.Malik Rakhmanov, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville  

2019 Texas STEM Group Photo

Last year, 48 oral and poster presentations were given by undergraduate and graduate students from Lamar, as well as from other schools, such as University of Houston, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Brownsville, and Louisiana Tech University. Please check the Abstracts for Student Ppresentations at the 2019 Texas STEM conference. 

2019 Texas STEM Awardees

7th Annual Texas STEM Conference 'Best Paper' awardees at the graduate and undergraduate levels