Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, include academic, research, and outreach areas at Jarvis Christian College. STEM majors and minors include biology, chemistry, and mathematics, and there is also a minor in environmental science. Students interested in engineering can participate in a dual degree program, completing their basic studies at Jarvis and their later studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Upon graduation in engineering from UTA, these students also receive a degree from Jarvis. Several STEM faculty are involved in externally funded research activities. Research areas include studies of: 1) biodiversity of East Texas wetlands, 2) taxonomy and distribution of blood feeding insects, 3) water and environmental chemistry, 4) environmental microbiology, 5) cell membrane chemistry, 6) science education, and 7) mathematics education. Several STEM faculty members also devote time to other programs that support governmental and non-governmental programs at local, state, and national levels.
Jarvis Christian College has been successful in obtaining external grant funds to support STEM activities. Over the past decade, seven faculty members (5 in biology and 2 in chemistry) have been awarded a variety of research, equipment, and training grants. Agencies awarding these grants included the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United Negro College Fund, Department of Energy, the Welch Foundation, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Current STEM related grants
The Science, Mathematics and Research Training (SMaRT) Grant is a second generation HBCU-UP (Historically Black College and Universities