News and Information

Sunset from the observing deck at RRCStar Party - Friday, February 19 at Round Rock

Note the date and location change!

Want to know more about the "new" planet? Dr. Endl, ACC faculty and UT researcher, will be giving a talk on "Planet 9 and Visiting Pluto: New Discoveries in Our Old Solar System." Afterwards, there will be stargazing through the three ACC telescopes high above building 3000 (weather permitting of course). For more information visit our Star Party page at



MIRTHE logoMid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)

(From the website): "MIRTHE conducts an annual summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program, where undergraduate students are invited into the lab for original research as early in their careers as possible, making them fully participating, responsible members of the research endeavor."

For details about the program, including how to submit an application, visit their website at

This program is open to all students in science and engineering disciplines. The application deadline in March 1st.


Scholarships for STEM Students Still Available

Scholarships are available for students in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math).

Eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours.

  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA.

  • Have a 50 percent completion rate at ACC.

  • Have graduated with at least a 3.0 GPA in high school math and science courses or have equivalent math and science GED scores.

Go here for more information.


C2 STEM Grant Scholarships

The application forms are available online for ACC students to apply for the C2 STEM Grant scholarships, open to all STEM- area students. For more information, visit the scholarship page here. The application form is located here.

Deadline for application is through the last day of the semester, and if awarded, can be used to cover costs incurred in this semester.


Society of Physics Students Society of Physics Students

The Austin Community College Society of Physics Students is a chapter of a national organization that is designed for students with an interest in physics. They meet several times a month to explore internship opportunities, discuss various physics topics, host guest speakers, plan field trips and experiments, and to enjoy the company of others who love physics.

SPS couples the energy of handfuls of isolated, sometimes small groups of students into a support system of hundreds of similar groups and thousands of affiliated individuals across the globe. SPS members are eligible for awards, internships, research opportunities, grants, and more!

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Information and Resources for Students and Counselors

Looking for more information or resources? Visit the Resources and Information page.


Planning to Transfer to a Four-Year College?

Do you want to know how your ACC classes will transfer to some of the nearby colleges and universities? Transfer guides are available for:

ACC's Transfer Resources page is a good source of information about universities, degrees, course equivalencies and other resources. The University of Texas at Austin has a UT transfer guide for Austin Community College students.


Interested in Earth and Environmental Science? (Environmental Science/Geology)

Visit their website at


Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS)Students are amazied by science!

What is ACCHaoS? Check out our website at!

Coming soon to a school, library, or a Star Party near you!