science

What are the parts of a flowering plant?

By myralopez on April 22, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Visit a garden or find an area where flowers can be observed growing. Look at the parts of the plant and identify the flower petals, leaves, and stems. Discuss how the roots are underground but also a part of the plant. Draw a picture of the plants and flowers observed. Label the parts ...

Sally Elgin: Lessons learned in a life of science

By myralopez on April 27, 2018 in Faculty & Staff

Nowadays Sally Elgin would probably be referred to as gifted or talented. But in the 1950s, a really smart girl was obnoxious or a nerd. “I come from a long line of nerds and it’s not always a good social position to be in,” explains Elgin, the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts & Sciences at...

Challenging stereotypes, changing lives

By myralopez on October 25, 2017 in College Access, Science, Teacher Leadership

Located at the southernmost tip of Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is at some points less than a mile from Mexico’s border. While it is home to some of the poorest counties in the country, it’s one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. That growth amounts to more than 340,000 students...