Welcome to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UAFS! The college houses six departments – Biological Science, Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and the School of Education – and boasts an excellent, committed faculty and staff as well as an outstanding student body. As the interim dean, I am excited to lead the College of STEM along its continuing path of quality improvement, increased scholarship by the faculty and students, and enhancement of curricula and infrastructure. In these times education offers a plethora of opportunities and challenges for students, both traditional and non-traditional, seeking to improve their prospects and their lives. Competence in the STEM and education disciplines provide individuals with lifelong skills and versatility which are highly sought after in today’s job market. If you are a supporter of or an advocate for the college, kudos to you for recognizing and valuing the tremendous educational opportunities it provides and for your boldness and vision for investing in a better future for us all. STEM graduates join a special family that literally stands between humanity and disease, famine, and disaster and propels mankind forward to newer, better discoveries. Graduates from the School of Education play vital roles in kindling and nurturing young minds to develop a thirst for knowledge, a respect for views other than one’s own, critical thinking skills, and the ability to integrate and appropriately use knowledge from across a wide continuum. In short, School of Education graduates prepare the next generation to take its place upon life’s stage. Make no mistake: If your intention is to change the world for the better, look no further, because this is where it starts. If you dream of making a positive impact on society, broadly defined, then this is where you sign up! We seek students from all backgrounds who want to work hard, are not afraid of challenges, and who are eager to discover their own personal boundaries – and then push past them! We seek students who are willing to ask the hard questions, or have such questions asked of them and then, with diligence and integrity, pursue the answers, wherever they might lead. We are looking for you! If you think you have what it takes, seize this opportunity! Join us and take this next step toward maximizing your potential, toward fulfilling your destiny. Let us be the platform that launches you to your best and future self. Join us, and together, let us see your dreams become reality.