Science Education and Career Center (SECC)
The Science Education and Career Center offers resource materials and study aids for students in Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology classes. Resources available include audio, books, DVDs, slides, video, instructor resources. The center is located in the Life Science Building, Room 106. Visit the SECC website here.
The Planetarium at UT Arlington
The Planetarium at UT Arlington is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space located in the heart of North Texas. Open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and private functions, the Planetarium reflects UT Arlington's commitment to service through educational engagement with the community. The Planetarium is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the state of Texas. It provides comfortable reclining seats for an audience of nearly 150 and is wheelchair friendly. The Planetarium can provide radio headsets for the hearing impaired.
Arranging a field trip for your school or organization is easy! All you have to do is select one or more shows and a date/time for your visit, then you can consider extending your field trip with other great options, and then submit a Field Trip Scheduler form to begin the reservation process. Find all the details at http://www.uta.edu/planetarium/schools/.
Diversity in Science in the United States (DISCUS)
Diversity in Science in the United States (DISCUS) is the educational component of a National Science Foundation-funded research program. It is a K-12 educational outreach program designed to:
- Increase awareness of the need for more scientists.
- Develop pedagogical tools to increase knowledge retention for diverse student populations
- Communicate opportunities and routes to higher education for students with limited English proficiency (LEP)
Teachers can publish, search and share peer-reviewed lesson materials at the website. Featured lesson plans will be highly interactive and particularly appealing to limited English proficiency or LEP students. The site also features information for students and teachers, as well as an Activity Corner. The program was created by assistant professor Kevin Schug using the public outreach portion of his $550,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
Visit the DISCUS website at http://www.discusprogram.com/
The program, sponsored by ExxonMobil, features UT Arlington science students performing exciting science demonstrations for students from grades 3-12. Most of the shows are performed on campus, where visiting students can couple their Science Ambassador show with a trip to the state-of-the-art Planetarium at UT Arlington. Together, they make for a fantastic science field trip. Many of our visitors also take advantage of the opportunity to take their students on a campus tour. Visit the Science Ambassadors website here.
Mavericks Summer Science Camps
The UT Arlington Department of Biology is offering five (2 residential and 3 day camps) different Summer Science Camps in the summer of 2011. Several disciplines of biology will be explored: microbiology, molecular biology, forensics, and anatomy and physiology. The camps will offer students the opportunity to participate in hands-on laboratory experiments and attend field trips. The camps to be offered include: (day camps) Biology Science Summer Camp and Girl-o-lo-gy Science Camp; (residential camps) Biology Summer Science Institute; Microbiology Summer Science Camp and Advanced Microbiology Summer Institute. For information on all the camps, please visit http://wweb.uta.edu/cos/ssi/