News and Information

Star Party

Join us this Friday evening at the Round Rock Campus for our last Star Party of the 2014-2015 academic year. ACCHaoS and Austin Planetarium will be there at 5:30. At 7:00, Jim Heath will discuss "Dark Energy: The Return of the Subtle Fluid," and at 8:00, the observation deck will open for some night sky viewing. It's all free and open to the public. For more info, check out our Star Party page.


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.

Contact ACC SPS at, or visit their Facebook page at

SPS Study Groups for Spring 2015

SPS would like to form Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus study groups for the spring semester. If you are interested, please contact SPS - or check us out on Facebook -


NASA Office of Education Scholarship and Research Opportunities

Applications Deadline: March 31, 2015

NASA Office of Education (OE) is accepting applications for NASA Scholarship and Research Opportunities (SRO). Scholarships awards are made to individuals who are pursuing degrees in undergraduate studies leading to Associate's or Bachelor's degree specifically in areas of projected deficiencies in the NASA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. The NASA Scholarship and Research Opportunities are the:

  • Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) which awards scholarships for individuals in one or more relevant NASA related, STEM disciplines. Students must currently attend or plan to attend an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI) in the United States.

  • Aeronautics Undergraduate Scholarships (AUS) which awards scholarships for individuals in areas related to aeronautics. These scholarships are directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.

Information can be found and applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at, and select "Scholarship".

Cancellation of Announcement: NASA reserves the right to make no awards under this NASA Office of Education Scholarship and Research Opportunities Announcement. NASA may cancel any or all aspects of this opportunity at any time. NASA assumes no liability (including any application preparation costs) for canceling this announcement in whole or in part or for any entity's failure to receive an actual notice of cancellation.


Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students in Physics

The Nucleus, a digital collection of information for Physics students, has a comprehensive listing of research experiences for undergraduate students in Physics. Many of these opportunities are open to freshman and sophomores. Check out this link for more information.

The Nucleus is maintained by the National Society of Physics Students.


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 Environmental Science or Geology?

Visit the Geology website at Check out Environmental Sciences and Technology at


Students are amazied by science!ACCHaoS

What is ACCHaoS? Check out our website at!

Coming soon to a school (or a Star Party!) near you.....



Updated: March 23, 2015