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College of Science resources for grades K-12

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.

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 www.uta.edu/discus/

COS Science Ambassadors
Science Ambassadors
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/

For more information
If you have questions about College of Science programs available for schoolchildren, please contact Lori Norris, special programs coordinator, at
817-272-3494 or norris@uta.edu.

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Dean’s Office: Room 206, Life Science Building, 501 S. Nedderman Drive
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 19047 Arlington, TX 76019 Phone: 817-272-3491 Fax: 817-272-3511
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