(March 13, 2014) -- For the 26th consecutive year, The University of Texas at San Antonio will welcome 1,500 of the state’s best high school math and science students to compete in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Meet. The competition runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 15 on the second floor of the McKinney Humanities Building on the UTSA Main Campus.
Competition categories include:
The competition awards more than $30,000 in scholarships and directly supports programs designed to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM fields. It brings more than $250,000 to the San Antonio economy annually and exposes students from small towns and big cities to a university environment.
For more information, contact Greg Wene, UTSA mathematics professor, at 210-288-0444.
Established in 1981, TMSCA is an organization formed by Texas math and science teachers to promote excellence in math and science through competition. The organization promotes uniformity in practice meets to prepare students for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Competition.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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