U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participate in “Super Science Saturday”

Published April 8, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas – As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics outreach initiatives the District will participate in "Super Science Saturday" April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Mother of Mercy School, Fort Worth, Texas. 

The faculty and staff of Our Mother of Mercy School will host the event for students, family members and the local community. This event is not a science fair where students bring projects for competition; instead participants will take part in experiments, scientific demonstrations, shows, and viewing displays.

The District is focusing its outreach efforts on increasing awareness and inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Corps personnel will assist students with hands-on experiments during the event.

"Our STEM program is one of our most important and rewarding programs. We want to increase not just the number of engineers, but a diverse group of young minds to be future analysts, architects, and leaders," said Col. Charles H. Klinge, Fort Worth District Commander. "The demand for future engineers and scientists is increasing and we want to continue to broaden our STEM outreach, not just for the Fort Worth District but the Nation."

"Once our community enjoys a science day together, we are hoping that positive attitudes towards studying science will spread," said Susan Woerly, chairperson for Super Science Saturday.


About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308

Denisha Braxton

Release no. 13-026