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.
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 (email@example.com)
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.
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).
Participants in grades 6-12 will be introduced to our engineering and computing sciences programs. Students will conduct engaging hands-on activities related to each field, 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.
Students will receive a kit by mail with all of the materials necessary to conduct the activities. Students will need to have internet access in order to participate in the program.
Programs covered include Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Science, and Geographic Information Science.