Dr. Heather Domjan

Dr. Heather Domjan

 

Title: Clinical Full Professor & Executive Director UH STEM Center; Executive Director Science and Engineering Fair of Houston; UH Energy Fellow

Department: Curriculum & Instruction

Program: Science Education

Office Number: 214 FH

Phone: 713-743-4799

Email: hndomjan@cougarnet.uh.edu

CV: My Vita

Biography:

*Elementary Science Education
*Science Education and English Language Learners
*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, K-20
*Science and Engineering Fairs

Dr. Heather Domjan is a University of Houston Associate Clinical Professor in the College of Education and has been in education for 26 years in various roles. Dr. Domjan’s focus is teaching science as inquiry to pre-service education teachers and inspiring students in STEM degrees and careers. Dr. Domjan is the Executive Director of the University of Houston STEM Center whereby she oversees K-16 STEM student programs to educate underserved students about the sciences and engineering career fields. She has developed elementary and middle-school science curricula while working with subject area teachers, coordinators, administrators, and area superintendents to accomplish student achievement goals.

Dr. Domjan is also the Executive Director since 2016 of the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) which is a 501c3 nonprofit educational program in Southeast Texas that has served over 400,000 students since 1958. SEFH presents an exceptional experience for 6th-12th grade students to showcase their STEM research to participating industry and community stakeholders who provide insightful feedback so future workforce connections are fostered. SEFH is a conduit that assists to match scientific talent to appropriate industry needs which builds the industry career pipeline. The program encompasses 23 counties with support from over 500 scientists and engineers.

 

Recent Publications:

Domjan. H. N., & Johnson E. N. (2022). The Itsy Bitsy Water Cycle. Columbia, S.C.

Mikeska, J.N., Webb, J., Bondurant, L., Kwon, M., Imasiku, L., Domjan, H., & Howell, H. (2021).
Using and adapting simulated teaching experiences to support preservice teacher learning. In P.H. Bull and G.C. Patterson (Eds.), Redefining teacher education and teacher preparation programs in the post-COVID-19 era. IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8298-5

Dogan, B., Gronseth, S., & Domjan, H. (2021) Pre-Service Teachers' Online Teaching During the
Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of How “Effective Communication,” “Problem-Solving” And “Cultural Competency” Growth Expectations Changed through the ITECH-STEM Summer Camp, (Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference)

Domjan, H. (2018, April 10). Calling Generation Z: The Energy Industry Reaches Out To Its
Future Workforce) [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/uhenergy/
2018/04/10/calling-generation-z-the-energy-industry-reaches-out-to-its-future-workforce/
#43643973bb29

Wong, S. S., Zhang, J., & Domjan, H. (Accepted). Oh deer! Using Socioscientific Issues to teach
inquiry-based lessons with English Language Leaners. Science Scope.



PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Domjan, H.,Tuule, I., Fine, J., Perry-Allen, L. Gerbermann, J., Antoine, A., White, S., Nunoo, J., Glass, S. Duran R. (2022) Region 4 Service Education Center. Full STEAM Ahead Conference

Domjan, H. (2022). Got Energy? Inquiring Minds Want to Know! National Science Teachers Association Conference, Houston, Texas

Domjan, H. (2021) Designing and Adapting Simulated Teaching Experiences for Preservice Teacher
Learning of Practice. (Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference)

Domjan, H., Howell, H., Mikeska, J., Marsteller, R., Minsung, K., Imasku, L., & Zangori, L. (2021, May
18) Reflections on the use of Math and Science Simulations during COVID (Mursion Webinar
Series)

Dogan, B., Gronseth, S., & Domjan, H. (2021) Pre-Service Teachers' Online Teaching During the
Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of How “Effective Communication,” “Problem-Solving” And “Cultural Competency” Growth Expectations Changed through the ITECH-STEM Summer Camp, (Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference)

Domjan, H., Adams, S., Kypuros, J., Bonner, F.,& Henderson, J. (2021, May 5) DEI in STEM [Webinar]. UH Cullen College of Engineering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhbemPonXjw

Domjan, H. (2021) Virtual Career Day. Career Day Speaker, Oyster Creek Elementary School.

Domjan, H. and Ronduen, L. (2021, January 10) Energized! A focus on energy transformations
(STEM 4 Innovation Virtual Conference for K-12 Education)

Domjan, H. (2020) STEM Career Awareness. Career Day Speaker, James Bowie Middle School.

Domjan, H. (2020) Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston Leadership
Conference. Scientific Educational Opportunities
.
Domjan, H. (2019) You and STEM. Career Day Speaker, James Bowie Middle School.

Domjan, H. (2019) STEM in US Education. Taiwan Cooperative Learning Delegation.

Domjan, H. (2019) Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston Leadership
Conference. STEM & SEFH.

Domjan, H. (2018) STEM Matters. Keynote Speaker, Gathering of Eagles STEM
Symposium at Milby High School.

Domjan, H. (2018) The “S” in STEM. Keynote Speaker, Cy-Fair Physics Educators.

Domjan, H. (2018) Technology in STEM. Keynote Speaker, ITECH-STEM.

Domjan, H. (2018) STEM Education. Career Day Speaker, James Bowie Middle School.

Domjan, H. (2017) Collegiate Education. Career Day Speaker, James Bowie Middle School.

Domjan. H. (2017) STEM in the Health Profession. College of Health Care Professions.

Domjan, H. (2017) STEM Education. Innovation in Education Presentation, James A. Baker
III Hall, Rice University.

Domjan, H. (2017) STEM A National Security Concern. Gathering of Eagles Vietnam Veteran
Conference.

Domjan, H. and Sanchez-Perez, E. (2017) A STEM Project Model. LES VI – Equity: We
Can Get There. Houston Community College South East.

Domjan, H. (2017). Weather or Not, Here Comes the Water Cycle! Conference for the
Advancement of Science Teaching, Houston, TX.

Domjan, H., Wong. S. and Ronduen, L. (2017). Got Energy? Energize Your Classroom!
Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Houston, TX.

Domjan, H. (2016) STEM in Space Education. Innovation in Education Presentation, James A.
Baker III Hall, Rice University.

Domjan, H. (2016) STEM in our schools. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities,
University of Houston, Houston, TX.

Domjan, H. (2015). Using the NSTA Learning Center as an Online Textbook for Teaching
Science Pre-Service Teachers. Web Seminar.

Domjan, H. and Kirksey, J. (2015) Take a Ride on the Wet & Wild Water Cycle. R.T. Garcia
Early Childhood Winter Conference. Houston, TX.

Domjan, H. (2014) Professorship. Career Day Speaker, Oakland Elementary.

Domjan, H. (2014) Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston Leadership
Conference. Building a Successful and Sustainable SEFH, Science and Engineering Fair of Houston.

Domjan, H. and Wong, S. (2013). Got Energy? Conference for the Advancement
of Science Teaching, Houston, TX.

Wong. S., Domjan, H., and Golabbakhsh, Y. (2013). Using Ping Pong Balls and
Poppers to Teach Energy. Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Houston, TX.

Wong. S. and Domjan, H. (2013). Mentor-mentee dialogues: Cultivating the
development of beginning science teachers of diverse students. Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, Houston, TX.

Domjan, H. and Teresa Phillips. (2013). Inquiry Minds Want to Know. NSTA National
Conference on Science Education, San Antonio, TX.

Domjan, H. (2012). Houston LASER Investing in Innovation (i3) Implementation Institute (HISD),
Science and Literacy.

Domjan, H. (2005). Inquiry Minds Want to Know! Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching,
Houston, TX.

 

Education:

B.S. in Kinesiology-Sports Administration, University of Houston, 1994
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston, 1996
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston, 2003