Galveston College participated in the Galveston Independent School District Second Annual Middle School Science Fair on Jan. 12 at Austin Middle School.


Galveston College Regent Mary Longoria, Galveston College Computerized Tomography Program Director Mary Koebele, Healthcare Management Program Director Tirizia York, Nuclear Medicine Program Director Courtney Cross and National Science Foundation Hispanic Serving Institution Project Director Sandra Metoyer served as volunteer judges at the GISD’s science fair.


The science fair was the culmination of months of hard work by GISD middle school students and an opportunity for them to showcase their talent, compete with other projects in the same category and explain their project to a judge with a background in a Science, Technology, Engineering and math (STEM) field.


Galveston College offers several STEM programs such as biology, chemistry, computer network system administration, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics and pre-professional health, including a STEM Honors program. The college’s STEM Honors program is a student organization made up of academically motivated students that plan to major in any of the STEM fields. The honors program provides students with academic enhancements, support systems and opportunity for scholarships they may not otherwise have access to.


For more information about Galveston College’s STEM Honors Program, call 409-944-1430 or email



Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.