Corps in the Classroom

In 2013, the district expanded the Corps in the Classroom Program to include the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program, the Water Safety Program and the Computer Donation Program. Whether being invited into the classroom or hosting students at one of our many facilities, staff works with partners to engage with thousands of children each year in one of more than 50 events to either promote STEM or water safety or provide computer technology to students.

Water Safety

The USACE Galveston District has been an integral part of the coastal community for since 1880, providing vital public engineering services to areas along the Texas coast. With coastal engineering being the district’s primary mission, the USACE Galveston District staff have naturally made water safety a top priority and worked to cultivate strong relationships within the communities in which they live, work and play.

Wanting to enhance current efforts, staff engages in an agressive water safety community outreach and public information campaign to educate those who use Corps facilities and enhance the commitment of community leaders to promote public safety and reduce water-related fatalities. Because the efforts to educate the community about water safety exceeds the ability of any one agency, state, federal or local, to address on a comprehensive basis, staff partners with local communities to implement this Water Safety Program to educate visitors at Corps lakes, recreational areas and public facilities.

Computer Donations

A part of the federal government’s Computers for Learning Program, the district’s computer donations assist schools in making modern technology an integral part of every classroom while reducing landfill waste following an ongoing refresh of three-year-old computers at the district’s headquarters.


The STEM Program seeks to build relationships between U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District employees and underrepresented middle and high school students to encourage an interest in STEM courses and the pursuit of engineering and science career fields. The USACE Galveston District’s program directly supports the USACE STEM initiative to partner with others to strengthen STEM-related programs and motivate students to seek STEM-related occupations.