Hello there! Welcome to The STEM & Leaf Corps!

Founded in 2017 by a group of 7 Honor's College students at Texas Tech University, we are a community outreach and engagement organization that seeks to cultivate a passion for learning in local elementary, middle, and high schools while elevating the overall scholastic capabilities of the students we work with. Our motto is "Innovation, Education, Service" and we hope to continue to act upon these words with conviction and foster collaboration among the diverse communities in the Greater Lubbock Area. 

- Charles Zhu, Co-President (2020)


At a Glance

Partnered Institutions

STEM & Leaf partners with institutions led by some of the most caring individuals and groups in Lubbock. 

Our officers are a conglomerate of highly motivated students heavily involved in the Lubbock community. 


Our esteemed tutors are an invaluable group of students who devote their time to improving the community.  

Support Us

As college students, we cannot fund our program alone. Just last semester, our members and officers spent between $500 and $700 out of pocket to support our after-school activities. With our current rate of growth, membership contributions are no longer sufficient to cover the costs. All money donated goes directly towards equipment and materials for our students' science projects. 

Your donation will enable us to continue to strive for the highest standards in free-education and make long-term impacts on the community we serve. 

Thank you so much for your time and support!

Contact Us

If you have general questions about The STEM & Leaf Corps, please refer to the contact information of the following members. If you are a school administrator and would like some additional information, please contact Dr. San Francisco directly.


Charles Zhu


William Kariampuzha

Primary Advisor

Michael San Francisco

Interim Dean of Arts & Sciences, Dean of Honors College

Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary Advisor

Chad Cain

Senior Honors College Academic Advisor

Office of the Dean. TTU Honors College McClellan Hall. 


This website is sponsored by the Texas Tech University Student Government Association.