Area high school students soon will gather for the 18th annual Math & Computer Science Awareness Day at the University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria College. The April 9 event is made possible by a grant from Alcoa Foundation. The event coincides with April's national Math Awareness Month and Robotics Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Mathematics of Sustainability."

The event will allow students from different high schools to interact with others interested in math and computer science, Alireza Tavakkoli, UHV assistant professor of computer science and organizer of the event told the Victoria Advocate. "There are not a lot of opportunities in the area for students involved in math and computer science to explore their interests," he said. "This event gives participating students the chance to use their skills in various competitions and meet other students and area professionals."

Students must be a member of a team of up to four students. High school teachers can bring more than one team, and each team can have students from any grade level on it. Teachers can register teams at Teachers must register teams by March 29 but are encouraged to register by March 22.