College of Arts and Sciences Outreach 

Outreach & Engagement Office 

1,200+ Texas school-children participate in our programs each year 

Texas Junior Academy of Science (TJAS) and Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (TJSHS) 

Texas high school students conduct original research during the school year and present their results through both oral and written presentations in a professional arena. Regional winners are invited to present at national symposia. 

Regional Science Bowls 

A fast-paced quiz-style competition for middle school and high school aged students based on knowledge of science facts. Winning teams go on to compete in the National Science Bowl. 

Texas Science Olympiad (TSO) 

The Texas Science Olympiad (TSO) State Tournament is a rigorous academic interscholastic competition that features 28 different STEM events in two age divisions – Division B (grades 6-9) and Division C (grades 9-12) – that teams prepare for during the school year. Winning teams in each division advance to the National Science Olympiad tournament. 

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) 

A hands-on workshop for 5th-6th graders designed to introduce participants to career opportunities in math and science related fields and provide a chance for them to meet female role models in STEM careers. 

Contact: Rhiannon Kliesing,, 

Texas A&M University | College of Arts & Sciences

The Outreach & Engagement office promotes degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and encourages career interests in the sciences, social sciences and humanities by organizing and facilitating educational events and competitions that engage pre-college learners in grades five through 12.

Contact: Rhiannon Kliesing,;