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SEEC Program Office

We are located on the main campus of The University of Texas at Dallas 800 W. Campbell Road in the Founders’ North Building Room 2.002 in Richardson, Texas 75080.

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Phone and E-mail Hours
[email protected]

Mon-Fri : 9 AM – 5 PM

*Available alternative times by appointment.



Address for Standard Mail Address for Packages/Freight

The University of Texas at Dallas

Science and Engineering Education Center
800 W. Campbell Rd

Mailstop FA 31
Richardson, TX 75080

The University of Texas at Dallas

Science and Engineering Education Center
c/o Central Receiving

2811 North Floyd Road

Richardson, TX 75080


Director, Science and Engineering Education Center:


Dr. Iolani (Lani) Connolly serves as the Director of Science and Engineering Education Center. After gaining technical industry experience, she turned her attention to non-profit capacity building. She joined the SEEC after serving as the Vice President of Program Impact and Strategy at Girl Scouts. She is passionate about education and interested in developing effective methods for instructional design, delivery, and assessment. Dr. Connolly holds a B.S. in Business from Arizona State University, a M.S. in Telecommunications and Management from Golden Gate University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Education from the University of the Incarnate Word.

Print Material:

Connolly, I. Beat the Summer Slump with Fun Learning Activities.  The Gilmer Mirror. July 5, 2018.

Jacobus, Michael. Insights and Inspirations: Real Life Stories from Camp Staff. Healthy Learning, Monterey, California, 2017. (Chapter contributor)

Connolly, I. (September, 2017). An analysis of the relationship between participation in Girl Scouts’ programming and girls’ attitudes and behaviors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Chengyuan Lai, Ryan P. McMahan, Midori Kitakawa, Iolani Connolly. Geometry Explorer: Facilitating Geometry Education with Virtual Reality. HCI (10) 2016: 702-713.

Connolly, I. Powerful Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom. talkSTEM, July 31, 2015.

Whitbourne, S. K. “Is it time to ban the “B” word?” Psychology Today, March 11, 2014. (Work cited)

Connolly, I. (May, 2012). Looking back: Former girl members reflect upon their Girl Scout experience and how it influenced their decisions for higher education and career. 

Connolly, Iolani. “Uninvested Leadership: A Quantitative Analysis of Leader Perceptions in Relation to Turnover Intentions in the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.” Ph.D. diss., University of the Incarnate Word, 2009.


Connolly, I. Towards the development of a more constructive tool measuring engagement in community based STEM education programs. Presented at the July, 2016 conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, Stockholm, Sweden.

Connolly, I., Hansen, J., Hoffman, J. Inspiring minds want to know. Presented at the April, 2016 Congressional STEM Event promoting space exploration. In conjunction with the support staff and astronauts of the International Space Station, Dallas.

Connolly, I. Methods for building capacity in a workforce with high turnover. Presented at the July 2014 conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, Muenster, Germany.

Connolly, I. Working together towards a greater good: Models of construction community engagement. Presented at the May, 2013 joint taskforce meeting of the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dallas, Texas.

Connolly, I. Helping girls grow: Factors influencing initial and continued involvement in Girl Scouts. Presented at the July 2010 conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, Istanbul, Turkey.