In the College of Science, we are passionate about introducing the world to science, its careers, and its contributions to daily life. We are dedicated to supporting the ever-changing needs of Texas public educators charged with helping students explore the possibilities of science and mathematics. For us, that begins with introducing K-12 students to the joys of science and mathematics through hands-on and family-friendly events and competitions.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS: Texas A&M Hosts Judging for National Crystal Growing Competition

What better way to get a New Year in Aggieland off to a bright, shining start than with crystals — and, of course, science — on a Saturday?

On Jan. 8, Texas A&M University served as the host site for judging for the eighth annual U.S. Crystal Growing Competition (USCGC), a national contest that challenges teams of K-12 students and educators to test their scientific abilities in determining who can grow the biggest, most beautiful crystals. A panel of graduate student, staff and faculty volunteers from the university’s Department of Chemistry dedicated part of their weekend to critiquing and scoring nearly 170 entries mailed in by teams representing more than 40 states on the basis of their final [...]

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