COUNCIL STEM NOVA - STEM IN Scouting committee

Jessica Snider, CAC


Jessica is the Capitol Area Council's Director of STEM, Conservation and Sustainability. She is responsible for the Hornaday Award and STEM programs, and oversees conservation work and research on our council's camping properties. She reports to the Director of Support Service.

office: 512-617-8651

cell: 512-632-9395

Tim Urban, Committee Chair


Dr. Urban has been a STEM in Scouting advocate since making it part of his Wood Badge vision in 2012.  He is the founding committee chair for Troops 258 (boys, 2017) and 358 (girls, 2019). Other roles have been as Cubmaster for Pack 202, Cub Roundtable Commissioner for North Shore, Troop 158 leader and Philmont trek advisor, space exploration merit badge counselor, and Wood Badge staffer. When not scouting he promotes STEM throughout the state for K-16 and graduate students, educators, and the public as the director of NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium at the University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research.

Committee Members


Are you passionate about STEM? Join the Council committee. We have a dozen active volunteers who help plan and many more who help execute council STEM events at all levels throughout the year. Meetings alternate 4th Tu/Th throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

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Tim Urban 

STEM NOVA Committee Chair

Jessica Snider

STEM NOVA Staff Advisor

Director of STEM and Conservation


12500 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78753, US

(512) 617-8651