Category: Science

SOCCER | Ex-Lady Highlander keeps public informed during Hurricane Harvey


Former Lady Highlander soccer player Olivia Kintigh is now working as a broadcast meteorologist for Wilkens Weather Technologies.

Olivia Kintigh was determined to be a meteorologist.

Graduating from The Woodlands High School in 2009, the former All-Montgomery County Girls Soccer Player of the Year was bound of the University of Oklahoma with weather on her mind. Read more…

Robotics Facility Opened By Conroe ISD

roboticsfacilityOn June 10th Conroe ISD celebrated the opening of it’s state-of-the-art robotics facility located at The Woodlands College Park High School.  The new lab is home to FIRST Robotics team Texas Torque, which includes students from Conroe ISD area high schools.

Sonic, their 2013 world champion robot that cut the ribbon at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, cut the ribbon to officially open the lab. For the past several years the team has been operating out of a chemistry lab classroom at the school. The new 12,000+ square foot, multi-million dollar facility will allow the school district to reach out to students of all ages through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs.

If you would like to learn more about the new lab, programs for students of all ages, or Texas Torque, please visit us at, Texas Torque on Facebook, or @TexasTorque on twitter. The team is always looking for new opportunities, members, sponsors and mentors.

Nutty Scientists of Houston provide fun, educational science programs for children


Since opening in The Woodlands nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Nutty Scientists of Houston has brought fun and educational science programs and activities to children in the area.

Owner Victoria Lioznyanksy said The Woodlands location is one of the first franchise locations in the U.S., since the company first started in Europe. Lioznyanksy first began by bringing Nutty Scientists to local schools in the The Woodlands and surrounding area through after-school programs. The business then opened a physical location for birthday parties and camps in October. continue reading…

Dr. Alysia Robichau joins Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Alysia Robichau, M.D., has joined Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Robichau, a board-certified family medicine physician, is fellowship trained in primary care sports medicine, specializing in fractures, non-operative treatments of musculoskeletal injuries, and concussions. Read more…

OSU veterinary grad Mandy Hall of The Woodlands, Texas focus on global, public safety

Mandy Hall (left) of The Woodlands, Texas, Kaitlin Agel of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Cyrena Neill of Hudson, Colorado, celebrate their graduation with a DVM and a Master’s in Public Health from OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Many pet owners know their local veterinarian has an impact on animal health. However, few of these people realize the significant impact veterinarians have on global health and safety — including the health of people, the environment and even food safety.

Three recent Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences graduates — Kaitlin Agel of Yukon, Oklahoma, Cyrena Neill of Hudson, Colorado, and Mandy Hall of The Woodlands, Texas — decided to do something their predecessors hadn’t done by obtaining a Master’s of Public Health degree while enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. click here for complete story

Breast care center opens at Houston Methodist – The Woodlands

IMG_9705_storyThe Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands opened recently with medicine-leading technology and highly trained specialists in breast cancer detection and treatment.

Developed as a spa-like environment to create a serene and nurturing experience, the breast care center is located in the new six-story, 150,000-square-foot Houston Methodist Hospital Medical Office Building 1, adjacent to the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. The hospital is under construction and scheduled to open in 2017. click here for complete story

Academics:Brains beat brawn: College Station High School’s team one finished fourth in Science Bowl


The Super Bowl may be the main event this weekend, but more than 150 high school students from across Texas traded footballs for buzzers Saturday at Texas A&M for a different type of game — the Science Bowl.

Thirty-one teams from 25 high schools — including four teams representing A&M Consolidated High School and College Station High School — participated in the regional level of the 26th annual Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in the Blocker Building at A&M. click here for complete story