The Rio Grande Valley Science Association of Texas is dedicated  in promoting science literacy and creating awareness towards the improvement of public understanding of science throughout the Rio Grande Valley and Texas.  By fostering an environment where teachers can receive the science foundation needed to help support and expand student knowledge, the Rio Grande Valley Science Association is committed in creating the science leaders of tomorrow.

Teacher Summer Opportunities

Aerospace Workshop from NASA

NASA's Texas Space Grant Consortium hosts an annual aerospace workshop, called LiftOff, which emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves and others. LiftOff 2018 will be June 24-29, 2018 at NASA Johnson Space Center. 

The deadline for receiving applications is March 30, 2018, for LiftOff 2018 and should be submitted through the online system: http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/liftoff/ 

Texas A&M Geology G-Camp

Texas A&M is now accepting applications for G-Camp 2018! This is an all-expense-paid field trip from Texas to Colorado and New Mexico, and we will be taking 36 5th - 12th grade science teachers from around the country. 
Please visit the web site below for more information and scroll to the bottom for the link to the application.
The application deadline is March 16, 2018

Teachers from the Valley are in Austin having fun at Little Blue Dot Workshop, "Cooking Up Comets" 
Teachers from Donna ISD, Los Fresnos ISD, McAllen ISD and PSJA ISD are attending

Three PSJA ISD science educators selected by NASA to watch Solar Eclipse.


Janie Leal, middle school science teacher at Austin Middle school,  Susana Ramirez, PSJA Elementary Science Coordinator and Celena Miller, science lab teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary, are all RGVSA board members.
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RGVSA Upcoming Events

These Raspberry Pi trainings seem to be a hit.  Here's our next Raspberry Pi session  : https://goo.gl/cR6yvm
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