Areas of Impact

Texas State researchers are active in all fields. We especially excel in applied research that impacts state and national needs.

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Resilient Societies

Serving our communities has long been a Texas State value. Through research into cognitive and emotional wellbeing, public safety and related topics, we are improving the quality of life for people in Texas and beyond.


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Teaching and Lifelong Learning

Texas State began as a normal school devoted to preparing new teachers, and we continue that legacy not only through providing degrees in education, but also with research into the myriad factors that influence teaching and learning at every stage of life.


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Environmental Stewardship

With the San Marcos River flowing through our original campus, we’ve always been well positioned for environmental research. From right on our doorstep or around the globe, our researchers are investigating the natural world and how we interact with it.


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Powering Innovation

Researchers at Texas State use imagination and determination to bring new ideas, processes and products to life. Our location within the Texas Innovation Corridor fosters a multitude of connections among industries and individuals in technical, entrepreneurial and creative fields.


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