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DATE:  February 13, 2006       
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Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President of A&M-Corpus Christi; Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator; Dr. Dee Hopkins, Dean of the College of Education, and departmental faculty; Gary Leach, President of the Blanche Davis Moore Foundation; and A&M-Corpus Christi students, faculty and staff

Dedication Ceremony of the Math and Science Resource Center

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.

Math and Science Resource Center adjacent to the Blanche Davis Moore Early Childhood Development Center
 

Math and Science Resource Center a Hands-on Facility to Address Shortage of Certified Math and Science Teachers
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will be featured speaker at the dedication
 
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President/CEO Flavius Killebrew will welcome U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison at a dedication ceremony for the Math and Science Resource Center on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.

The Math and Science Resource Center, adjacent to the Blanche Davis Moore Early Childhood Development Center, is a teaching facility that will be used to address the nation-wide shortage of certified math and science teachers. It houses classrooms, science and mathematics labs, a wet lab, a children’s discovery lab, and exhibit areas that will be used to help current teachers improve their skills in the areas of math and science. Outside laboratory “nodes” will provide K-16 students with hands-on experiences dealing with air, soil, and water. In addition, teachers will be able to enhance their skills through the College of Education’s professional development workshops that will be offered at resource center.
The Math and Science Resource Center is completely donor funded. Leading contributors include the Blanche Davis Moore Foundation, the Houston Endowment and Mr. John Chapman.
 
The dedication is free and open to the public, and a reception and tours of the facility will immediately follow the ceremony. College of Education pre-service teachers will give demonstrations of math and science activities such as those to be used by teachers.