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Pictured is Ronnie Mayberry who was a first place winner in Earth and Space Sciences at the 2013 Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair last year. Pictured with Mayberry are Science Fair Co-Chairs Dr. James Salazar of Galveston College and Dr. Donna Lang of Texas A&M Galveston.
The Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair will conduct its 32nd annual gathering on Saturday February 8, 2014 thanks to a consistent partnership between the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas A&M University Galveston and Galveston College. The leadership, faculty, and staff of these three institutions has perpetuated an annual Science and Engineering Fair that draws nearly 300 middle school and high school students from around the Galveston County area.
Texas A&M Galveston plays host to the 2014 Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair at its Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island. Student sign in and set up takes place on Friday, February 7 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Setup takes place in the Dr. James and Pat McCloy Gymnasium and PE facility. Exhibits are open on Saturday, February 8 at 8:15 a.m. to exhibitors and judges only. Exhibits open to the general public from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Junior Division Awards Ceremony takes place at 2:15 p.m. in Building 3007 Room 100. The 9th grade and Senior Division Awards Ceremony take place at 4:00 p.m. in Building 3700 Room 100.
Over 90 professional and student judges perform the review of Science Fair exhibits. Over 50 staff and student volunteers coordinate the setup and management of the event. Participating schools usually include Ball High School, Friendswood Junior High School, Mainland Preparatory Academy, La Marque ISD Renaissance Academy, Austin Middle School, Dickinson High School, Blocker Middle School, McAdams Junior High School, Ball Preparatory Academy, Friendswood High School, Trinity Episcopal School and Crenshaw Middle School.
Registration for the Spring Second Start term is now in progress. Registration hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Spring Second Start classes begin Monday, February 24, 2014 and will end Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Courses offered include Integrated Reading/Writing III (Hybrid), Basic Math, Introductory Algebra, Composition I, Composition II, World Literature I, Forms of Literature II, Environmental Science I (Hybrid), Texas Government, United States History I, United States History II, General Psychology, and Introduction to Sociology. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.