Category: Science

Texas Torque 1477 First Robotics Team Hosts Remix Competition At College Park High School

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Texas Torque 2017 UIL Robot.

Please join Texas Torque 1477 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics in hosting their annual Remix competition on Saturday, November 11th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This action-packed event is free, open to the public, and showcases the team’s community involvement in STEM education.

The competition will be held in the gyms across from new the state-of-the-art CISD robotics lab, which will be open for tours from 11am to 1pm. 30 teams from Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico will form alliances to compete with robots that shoot balls, collect and elevate gears, and climb a rope to earn points. Please watch this promotional video for more information about the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjp5KYsTsL0.

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

Conroe ISD approves new headmaster of Academy for Science and Health Professions

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At their meeting Tuesday night, the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees approved Dr. Terri Benson as the new Headmaster of the Academy for Science and Health Professions.

In addressing the Board, Dr. Benson stated, “Thank you so much for the incredible opportunity to lead the Academy for Science and Health Professions, and for placing faith in me to continue the academic excellence at Conroe High School in the capacity of Headmaster. Dr. Papadimitriou has created a unique and special organization, and I am truly honored and humbled to follow him and commit to furthering the positive culture and collegiate preparation of the students.”

Dr. Benson currently serves as the associate principal of curriculum and instruction at Conroe High School. She has also served as an assistant principal and teacher at Conroe High School. She is filling the position formerly held by Dr. Michael Papadimitriou who will be opening the new Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science in 2018 that will be housed at Oak Ridge High School.

Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Benson joined her at the meeting to show their support.

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

 

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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 www.texastorque.org, 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

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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

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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