Luis Montero-Moguel, MSc

Luis Montero is a Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching specializing in STEM Education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He earned his MSc in Mathematics Education from the University of Guadalajara and his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Merida. With 11 years of experience teaching mathematics high school and higher education in engineering, and business programs, Luis has developed a comprehensive understanding of the needs of diverse student populations in K-16. He holds a graduate certificate in iSTEM Education from The University of Texas at San Antonio and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Engineering Education at the same institution. He has publications in prestigious international journals and has presented his research at national and international academic conferences such as AERA, PME-NA, ASEE, and SOMIDEM. Currently, Luis is a graduate research assistant in grant projects funded by the NSF and the IES-U.S. Department of Education. In addition to his academic pursuits, Luis serves as leader of the thematic working group of mathematical modeling of the Mexican Society for Research and Dissemination of Mathematical Education A.C. (SOMIDEM). He brings 18 years of professional experience in project engineering specializing in the design of stainless-steel equipment for the food industry.

Research Focus

Expanding equitable and high-quality learning opportunities for engineering students through mathematical modeling. His research focuses on exploring the process of refining mathematical ideas and engineering concepts that students develop while engaging in model-development curricular sequences built in real engineering contexts.