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What is the Corps in the Classroom Program?

Corps in the Classroom provides students the opportunity to interact one-on-one with USACE Galveston District employees in a variety of STEM fields to ask questions about their professions, receive encouragement to pursue STEM-related careers and have the chance to meet women and minority professionals working in STEM occupations. [Read More]
Published: Oct-19-12

Corps in the Classroom Program spark students’ interest in STEM

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 18, 2012) - Before entering the building, engineers Franchelle Craft and Eduardo Irigoyen turn their cell phone ringers off. They make their way to the front desk, sign in as visitors and wait to be escorted to a classroom where they will spend the next two hours interacting with middle school students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses as volunteers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s “Corps in the Classroom” program. [Read More]
Published: Oct-19-12

USACE Galveston District uses GIS technology to save money, improve efficiency

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 11, 2012) - Combining visual communication with access to information and analysis is helping transform the way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is managing its assets, serving the public and communicating with partner agencies – thanks to Geographic Information Systems technology, better known as GIS. [Read More]
Published: Oct-11-12

What is the USACE Galveston District’s Levee Safety Program?

A. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a “man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding.” The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of levee systems in the Houston area are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-constructed Texas City and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, the Port Arthur and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System and the locally constructed levee systems in Fort Bend County. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-12

USACE Galveston District invests in the Corps’ Leadership Development Program

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 10, 2012) - When it comes to leadership development, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District managers understand that growing leaders will produce a substantial return on investment and enable the agency to remain relevant during tough economic times. [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-12

USACE Galveston District awards $2.35 million contract to dredge Corpus Christi, Houston/Galveston entrance channels

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 4, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $2,351,700 to Manson Construction Co. for maintenance dredging of the Corpus Christi and Houston/Galveston entrance channels. [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-12

USACE Galveston District awards $3.4 million contract to dredge Brownsville Harbor Entrance Channel

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount $3,405,500 to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Brownsville Harbor Entrance Channel in Cameron County, Texas. [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-12

What is the Corps’ Beneficial Use Program?

Annually, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District dredges approximately 30 to 40 million cubic yards of material as part of its mission of keeping America’s waterways navigable. The Corps is able to turn that into an added benefit by employing environmentally and economically responsible methods to uses dredged material to benefit local communities and improve eroded coastlines through marsh restoration, beach nourishment and other beneficial uses when possible. [Read More]
Published: Oct-01-12
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