• Enrichment Activity Requirement

    Students in the Class of 2019 and beyond, enrolled in the academy, are required to participate in a minimum of one enrichment activity per nine weeks. Students are required to keep track of their enrichment activities through Schoology. Students will upload a picture and a short reflection (<=100 words) into the Schoology assignment according to the submission deadlines below.
     
    Below are pre-approved enrichment activities. If you would like to get an activity approved as an enrichment activity, please contact me by email with details about the activity describing how the activity enriches your academy education. 
     
    Submission Deadlines:
        First Semester -  December 14, 2018
        Second Semester - May 10, 2019
     
     

     

One-Time Enrichment Opportunities

  • NASA Thought Leader Series: John Glenn & Glynn Lunney

    Date: November 8 at 7:00 PM - John Glenn

             November 15 at 7:00 PM - Glynn Lunney

    Cost: FREE - tickets are required

    Location: NASA Space Center

     

    John Glenn

    John Glenn's first trip into space was in a spacecraft about the size of a phone booth. His second trip had slightly more room (and five accompanying astronauts). Join us for a panel discussion with STS-95 astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski, flight surgeon Dr. Phil Stepaniak and mission science investigator Dr. Bill Paloski.


    Glenn flew on STS-95 aboard Discovery, a nine-day mission during which the crew supported a variety of research payloads including Glenn's investigations on space flight and the aging process.

    Glenn returned to orbit 36 years, eight months and nine days after his first mission aboard Friendship 7. 

    Medical research during the mission included a battery of tests on Glenn to research how the absence of gravity affects balance and perception, immune system response, bone and muscle density, metabolism and blood flow, and sleep.

     

    Glynn Lunney

     

    Glynn Lunney had a long and storied career, beginning when NASA was founded in 1958 and ending nearly 30 years later during the Space Shuttle Program.

    Lunney began his NASA career at the Cleveland Lewis Center in 1958 and was soon supporting the Space Task Group in Langley, Virginia where the Mercury Project was taking shape. He was selected to be a flight director for Gemini and Apollo, operating on many of those flights. Most notably, he orchestrated the return home plan for Apollo 13 and was chief of the Apollo flight directors.

    Lunney then went to NASA Headquarters as deputy associate administrator for space flight and then one as associate administrator for operations before moving back to Houston 


     

     

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  • The Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers High School Conference

    Date: January 25-26, 2019 

    Location: Texas A&M

    Registration: $50. Opens Nov 5, 2018 and is first come, first serve. Register online. 

    Join us for HSC 2019! The theme of our conference is You’ve Got An Engineer in Me, based on the all time favorite movie series - Toy Story. Through this conference students will have the opportunity to explore engineering and get a taste of college life at Texas A&M.

    Students will participate in an innovative design challenge, take classroom and lab tours, attend a college fair with various departments in the College of Engineering, interact with current A&M students, and learn all about Texas A&M's amazing traditions. A select number of students will even have the opportunity to stay on campus with current students for a unique chance to experience A&M from a current student’s perspective.

    This year, the conference will be held on January 25-26, 2019 at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Registration OPENS on November 5, 2018 at 8AM and will cost $50. Registration is first come, first serve.

    We look forward to seeing y’all there!

    Please contact us at hsc@swetamu.org with any questions.

    Flyer for HS Conference

     
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On-Going Enrichment Opportunities

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    Monthly Academy Student Meetings

    Monthly meetings are held in the cafeteria from 2:50 - 4:00 PM. Join us at our next monthly student meeting!

     

    September 4 - Enirchment Activity

    October 2 - Enirchment Activity

    October 30 - Enirchment Activity

    January 8 - Enirchment Activity

    February 5 - Enirchment Activity

    April 2 - Enirchment Activity

     

     

     


     

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  • Math and Science Academy Field Trips

    Any field trip completed with the Math and Science Academy counts as an Enrichment Opportunity.


     

     

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  • Clubs and Organizations

    Participation in activities or competitions hosted by these clubs and organizations at Dulles High School count as an enrichment activity for the academy:

    • Academic Decathlon
    • Computer Science Club
    • Girl Bytes
    • Medical Club
    • Mu Alpha Theta
    • National Science Bowl Club
    • National Technical Education Honor Society
    • Robotics Club
    • Science National Honor Society
    • Science Olympiad
    • SciNOW Club
    • UIL Math and Science Team

     


     

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    Symposium Series: Critical Issues in Energy

    University of Houston Energy brings critical issues in energy to the Houston community in our annual symposium series. We invite leading experts in academia, government and industry to participate in a panel discussion, hosted four times annually.


     

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  • Houston Museum of Natural Science

    The main branch of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has exhibits on everything from the basics of chemistry, to the wildlife of Africa, to paleontology, to the wonders of Ancient Egypt. You are guaranteed to find something that interests you in the wide variety of exhibits offered by this museum. This museum also features the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham IMAX Theater, and the Burke Baker Planetarium.


     

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    Houston Museum of Natural Science Lecture Series

     

    Hear about the latest scientific discoveries – from the world’s foremost experts. Throughout the year, HMNS hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers to enhance your understanding of a current exhibition or provide new perspectives on captivating topics.

     


     

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  • Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

    If you’re not up for the crowds at the main branch of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you can still go to their satellite branch in Sugar Land. At this museum, students can become a crime lab detective, visit Leo the dinosaur mummy, observe images of the night sky from the Hubble Space Telescope, and more. 

     


     

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  • George Observatory

    If you are interested in space, go to the George Observatory. This satellite facility of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has three domed telescopes, a Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education, and even a meteorite exhibit displaying fragments of several famous meteorites. They also regularly host cool events for students, so keep an eye on their website.

     


     

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  • Downtown Houston Aquarium

    Go to the Downtown Houston Aquarium to see exhibits ranging from the Louisiana Swamp, to the Gulf of Mexico, to the Rainforest. You can see American alligators, tiger sharks, a giant pacific octopus, and even a special white tiger exhibit where you can learn all about wildlife conservation. This aquarium also features a restaurant, a ferris wheel, and a train ride through the center of a 200,000-gallon shark tank.


     

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  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum

    Learn all about offshore oil drilling at the Offshore Energy Center! At this retired jackup drilling rig, you can view a video about the history of offshore drilling and visit a three floor museum. After that, you can take the skywalk on the drill floor of the rig, or visit the exhibits on the pipe deck.


     

     

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  • Lone Star Flight Museum

    Go to the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas to learn all about the history of aviation in Texas. At this museum, declared the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame by then Gov. George W. Bush, you can get up close and personal with many different kinds of historic aircraft, including many planes that flew in World War II. If you time your visit right, you can even see an air show or fly in a B-17, B-25, T-6, or PT-17.


     

     

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  • Houston Railroad Museum

    Do you like trains? If so, the Houston Railroad Museum is the place to go. At this locally run museum, you can explore all sorts of train cars, from a locomotive built in 1949, to a parlor car from 1947, to a bay window caboose built in 1979. You can even learn about the history of trains in Texas. Make sure you go on a Saturday, though, because that is the only day of the week that this volunteer-run museum is open.


     

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  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum

    Go to the 1940 Air Terminal Museum to learn all about the history of civil aviation. This museum is conveniently located in the original art-deco air terminal at William P. Hobby Airport, so in addition to the exhibits on the interesting history of Houston’s general and business aviation, you can watch the everyday air show of the Hobby Airport!


     

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  • The Weather Museum

    At the Weather Museum, you can learn about many different aspects of weather, including science, history and safety. You can do everything from making your own forecast at the WRC Weather Studio, to viewing different climates in a multitude of custom built terrariums, to learning about hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast. You will also learn about what to do to be safe in all different kinds of weather, an important thing to know in Texas.


     

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  • The Health Museum

    Do you want to learn more about how to take care of your body? At the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, they can do just that! Learning about health and nutrition is fun at this educational museum—you get to take a hands on walk through the human body. In addition to the exciting exhibits on display in this museum, you can dissect an organ, or even take a mini science class. 


     

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  • Johnson Space Center

    At this NASA facility, you can learn about everything from living in space, to the history of NASA, to current missions. You can even take a behind the scenes NASA Tram Tour, on which they might see the Historic Mission Control Center, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, even the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, and more. 


     

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  • Sea Center Texas

    Sea Center Texas, a facility run by Texas Parks and Wildlife, is one of the best places to go to learn about the wildlife of Texas. It has an aquarium, a hatchery, and a wetland exhibit. It also has a 20 foot touch tank, where you can go hands on with blue crabs, hermit crabs, anemones, and more!


     

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  • Moody Gardens

    At Moody Gardens, they can visit three different pyramids and explore three different worlds! In the Rainforest Pyramid, which features over 2000 exotic plants and animals, you can stroll both above and below the tree tops, and watch the free-roaming sloths, saki monkeys, cotton-top tamarins, and more. In the twelve story Aquarium Pyramid, you can can explore the beauty of the marine life of the North Pacific, South Pacific, South Atlantic, and the Caribbean, both above and below the water. Finally, you never know what you’ll find at the Discovery Pyramid, since it hosts different traveling exhibits from around the world all the time. In addition, Moody Gardens features and IMAX Theater, a 4D Special FX Theater, and a Ridefilm Theater.

     


     

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  • STEM Saturdays at Discovery Green

    Hands on Activities for Students

     


     

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    Rice's Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM)

    The Rice Office of STEM Engagement (RSTEM) serves as the single point of contact for all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related outreach and education efforts at Rice University. We promote science awareness by supporting faculty and students at Rice University, as well as K-12 educators, in developing STEM-related educational outreach programs and initiatives.

     


     

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Last Modified on October 19, 2018