The West Texas Science Center in Abilene is dedicated to increasing awareness of science, mathematics, and nature conservation among the citizens of Abilene.

The Center is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of science, mathematics, and nature conservation among the student and adult populations of Abilene, Texas. It presently has three principal activities:

  • Bringing outstanding presenters from the various scientific disciplines to Abilene to lecture to the general public and work with the general academic population in the various public and private schools of the area
  • Conducting field trips and workshops for students in various scientific areas
  • Providing project support for promising student research

The organization has no paid staff, and all funds received go to programmatic activities. The West Texas Science Center invites your interest and support.

Donations: Project Support


WTSC has the ability to award grants to students and organizations to assist in scientific research and other projects that will elevate public understanding of science in our lives. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we can offer contributors appropriate tax treatment of their donations and the confidence that their funds will go to those projects that will accomplish the stated goals of the organization

West Texas Science Center Officers and Executive Committee


Rick Hammer, President and Chairman
Doug Robison, Vice President
Bill Wright, Treasurer
Adam Nunn, Secretary

Board Members


Charles Ivey
Phil Morehead
Allan Frizzell
Scott Clark
Jay Packer
Judy Godfrey, MLA
Larry Godfrey, MA
Charles Ivey, Ph.D, Immediate Past President
Joel Brant, Ph.D
Bill Wright
Larry Millar
Patrick Miller, PH.D
Meredith Matthews
Gaile Thompson
Rick Hammer, Ph.D
Rusty Towell, Ph.D
Julie Napier
Joel Brant, Ph.D
Johnny Biiznak, MD
Paige Schneider
Robert Gray
Larry Barnett
Donna Long Wolfer
Doug Robinson

Advisory Board Members


Bobby Coleman
Jack Mergele
Mary Lee Bartlett, Ph.D
Mark Quimette, Ph.D

Contact Us


Dr. Rick Hammer
rick@3hammers.net
979-324-4960

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