COLLEGE OF SCIENCE,
ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY

Science Technology and Enhancement Program

Mission and goals

The STEP program has two overarching program goals: (1) to increase the number of African-American and female graduates in all STEM field offerings at Texas Southern University (TSU), and (2) to effect measurable changes in the TSU academic culture.

Director

L. Lloyd Woods Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Shell Oil Endowed Chaired Professor of Environmental Toxicology
SB 403L | (713) 313.7452
Wilson_bl@tsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Funding Sources

The program is fully funded by Texas Southern University.

Other Administrative Staff

  • Ms. Vera Mc Daniels, Program Coordinator
  • Ms. Zuri Dale, Program Coordinator

Contact Information

Dr. Bobby Wilson
Department of Chemistry
NSB Room 403L
Wilson_bl@tsu.edu
713-313-7452

Investigators

Professor and Chair
TECH 101 | (713) 313.7995
olowokeredo@tsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Professor
SB 120 | (713) 313.7118
obot_vd@tsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Students

Dayana Abdullah-Smoot
Vivian Akuchie
Danielle Baker
Ali Bilal
Benjamin Caballero
Tania Cervantes
Cristobal Cuc
Kiara Garner
Eric Gaskin
Titania Goodman-Shores
DeShaundra Gregory
Kedrick Harrison
Emem Iwatt
Bradley Iwe
Jordan Johnson
Erin Jones
Hailey McClenon
Bobby Mitchell
Tanisha Moore
Jennifer Nwosa
Celestine Obinna
Jay Saynonh
Meshawn Shaw
Jade Starr
Ahsley Vu
Angel Wilson
Heting Zhang

Research and Service Capabilities

The program provides an enhanced academic learning environment for the STEP scholars.

Equipment and Labs

The students have access to the Texas Southern University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Collaborative Learning Center. The center is equipped with desk top computers, printers, and a plotter.

Conference Presentations

  • Phillips, Shantell, Gonzalez, Perla, Obot, Edidiong, Thomas, Renard, Wilson, Bobby, “Effects of Titanium Dioxide carbon Nanotubes on Human Fetal Osteoblast Cells,” 2012 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Atlanta, GA, February 23-25, 2012
  • Dale, Zuri, Tatum, Katoria, Thomas, Renard, and Wilson, Bobby, “Assessment of Environmental Estrogens in the Galveston Bay Watershed”, 38th Annual Meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Houston Texas, April 19-22, 2011.
  • Stroud, Destinee, Dooley-Renfro, Jamie, Phan, Tuan, Wilson, Bobby -“Diruthenium Complexes as a Potential Anti-Cancer Agent”, 38th Annual Meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Houston Texas, April 19-22, 2011
  • Dale, Zuri, Tatum, Katoria, Thomas, Renard, and Wilson, Bobby, “Assessing the Effects of Environmental Estrogens in the Galveston Bay Watershed”, 114th Texas Academy Science, Stephenville, Texas, March 3-5, 2011.

Reports

Keller, R., Bradbury, J., Cramer, R., Erickson, E., Forch, B., Meyer, S., Wilson, B., “Disposal Options for the Rocket Motors from Nerve Agent Rockets Stored at Blue Grass Army Depot,” National Research Council of the National Academies, Board on Army Science and Technology, International Book Number-13: 978-0-30-26045-9, 2012.

Book Chapters

“A Model for Improving Graduation and Retention Rates for STEM Students at an HBCU”, Models for Success, third edition, (Wilson, B.L., Obot, V.D, Taylor, W.E.), Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Department of Defense, page 176-190, 2008.

The program provides undergraduate student stipends, scholarships and travel awards.