Outreach Efforts

Coastal Bend Science Fair

Coastal Bend Science Fair

The Coastal Bend Science Fair (sponsored by the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and by the Department of Natural Sciences at Del Mar College) allows students (under the supervision of their parents and teachers) to explore the scientific method and then present their results in public using both posters and oral presentations. Participation is open to all Kindergarten through 8th grade students in the Corpus Christi and surrounding Independent School Districts, Private Schools and Home Schools.

Corpus Christi Regional Science Olympiad

Corpus Christi Regional Science Olympiad

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Science & Engineering hosts a Science Olympiad Regional qualifying tournament to advance to State competition. Science Olympiad is a nonprofit organization developed to improve the quality of science education, increase student interest in science, and provide recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. For information contact: Dr. Judy Metcalf (judy.metcalf@tamucc.edu)

Coastal Bend Engineering Competition

Coastal Bend Engineering Competition (CBEC)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi invites schools from around the coastal bend to participate in a middle school and high school aged engineering competition.

Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC)

Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Environmental Cooperative Science Center is led by Florida A&M University in collaboration with Delaware State University, Jackson State University, Morgan State University, Texas A&M University and the University of Miami. The mission of the ECSC is to educate a new generation of environmental scientists in the NOAA-related sciences. For information contact: Ms. Michelle Williams (Michelle.Williams@famu.edu), Florida A&M University.

National Spill Control School (NSCS)

National Spill Control School (NSCS)

The National Spill Control School offers specialized hands-on training for those interested in the Oil Spill, HAZMAT, and Emergency Management industries. The NSCS is a part of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's College of Science and Engineering. The University's Gulf Coast location allows for year-round, hands-on training. For information contact: Mr. Tony Wood (Tony.Wood@tamucc.edu).

Virtual School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Summer Program

>>> All of our Virtual Summer Programs are full


Participants in grades 6-12 will be introduced to the programs offered by the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. Students will conduct engaging hands-on activities related to different fields, meet professionals in their fields and have the opportunity to ask them questions, and conduct calculations like the ones that professionals do for their jobs.


Technology Requirements

Both programs: In order to participate in the program, students will need to have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet which is enabled with speakers, camera, and a microphone and which is connected to the internet.



How will this program work?

All presentations and activities will take place virtually. Students will do all activities from home using their computer to communicate with program Staff. Days prior to the start of the program, participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and the link to connect to the Virtual Summer Program and will also receive a package by mail (the kit) which will include all of the materials necessary to do the activities.


Programs Covered

Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Science, and Geographic Information Science.


Dates, times, and costs 

  • The programs are one-week in duration, from Monday – Thursday
  • Program times are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Dates:
    • Middle School (incoming 6-8 graders): July 13-16 and July 20-23
      • Please note that both of the middle school sessions are the same, for this reason, students may only sign up for one session. If a student is signed up for both weeks, one of the registrations will be cancelled.
    • High School (incoming 9-12 graders): July 27-30
  • There are a maximum of 20 slots available each week
  • Cost is $10, this fee covers some of the costs of the kit; the remaining costs and shipping fees are covered by the program’s Sponsor, The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Scholarships are available for families that cannot pay the $10 fee


Point of Contact

Please feel free to contact Mayra Alvarado Ramirez at (361) 825-6025 or by e-mail at Mayra.Alvarado@tamucc.edu if you have any questions or need additional information.



To register, please click on the link below https://events.circuitree.com/TAMUCC/Registration/EventSelection/0/?filter=Locations%7C152

Engineering Lab Tours
To schedule a group tour of our Engineering Labs, please contact Mayra Alvarado.