EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
Volunteers from Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Region 6 Regional Science Council at our Dallas location, in addition to volunteers from EPA's Houston Laboratory and Oklahoma Laboratory will participate in the following science fairs in 2014.
|February 25 - 26|
The Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair will be held in Waco, Texas. Judging will take place on February 25th, and awards will be handed out on February 26th. Students will arrive at 6PM and special award judges will arrive after 4.
|March 6 - 7||
Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma
Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF)
Region 6 Regional Science Council (RSC) volunteers participated in the 2014 Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) where over 1000 students at the junior and senior high level submitted projects in over 30 science and engineering disciplines (as reported by DRSEF). The RSC's Science Fair Committee formed a team of Special Award judges on behalf of USEPA Region 6 at this year's DRSEF. This year's event was held at Fair Park on Saturday February 15, 2014. Prizes were awarded to the top three projects and honorable mentions were submitted at both levels. For more information, contact Rita Ware at 214-665-6409.
Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Region 6 Regional Science Council (RSC) volunteers participated in the 2014 Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair which was held at the University of Texas at Arlington's College Park Center. There were more than 600 submitted projects in science and engineering disciplines. Certificates were awarded to several projects and honorable mentions were submitted at both the junior and senior high levels. For more information, contact Rita Ware at 214-665-6409.
Converses with Students Web Casts
In 2013, NASA's Digital Learning Network joined volunteers from EPA's Region 6 Regional Science Council (R6 RSC) for two live webinar events on April 3rd and 17th. These educational events were in honor of Earth Day and lasted one hour each.
To learn more about these events, please visit the Converses with Students web page. If you would like to watch these (and other) past recordings, visit the Region 6 Regional Science Council Facebook page.
Please visit back in March 2014 for more information on this year's upcoming Converses with Students Web Casts and be sure to join us!
Region 6 Regional Science Council's work with EPA R6's MOUs
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a document describing an agreement between parties. EPA Region 6 has developed several MOUs; additionally, R6 RSC provides educational opportunities for these groups to participate in. To learn more about the MOUs that EPA Region 6 has established, please visit the Region 6 Memorandum of Understanding webpage.
- Soils Contamination: The Scourge of the Planet? presented by Dr. Nadia Plata
- Texas Parks and Wildlife Environmental Response and Restoration Program presented by Alan Butler and Greg Conley
- Waterborne Pathogen Research to Support Water Quality Regulations presented by Dr. George D. Di Giovanni