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NASA provides space for STEM students

NASA provides space for STEM students

Ana Ramirez, Writer

February 2, 2016

Houston Community College student Jimmy Lazo was accepted for a NASA electrical design Internship during the 2014 spring semester. “It all started after Chemistry class. I saw a NASA’s National Community College of Aerospace poster on the wall of the Stafford campus and decided to give it a try,”...

Fab Lab to re-open in Oct

Fab Lab to re-open in Oct

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 21, 2015

The Houston Community College Stafford campus is home to a total of seven 3D printers, plus cutters, lasers and other tools. Call it a fab lab, maker space, printing lab or 'Advanced Technology Resource Center' like the laser-etched wood sign by the door, the crowded room at the South end of the Scarcella...

Central Hosts Science Career Fair

Central Hosts Science Career Fair

Chutiya Metheesupapak, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Over 100 science majors and high school students attended HCC Central’s “Biology and Physical Sciences Career Fair” on April 16. In this event, there were many experts from different institutions that gave students a guide to higher education and career success in engineering, nursing, pharmacy and he...

HCC engineering head touts program

HCC engineering head touts program

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2015

At the Alief campus, students can earn an Associate of Science and Engineering Science degree, though HCC’s partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler. “Though this degree, you are able to earn bachelor’s degrees in engineering - engineering in mechanical, electrical, and civil,” explained Thompson, “These are seamlessly aligned though the A.S.E. degree that has been established it will feed directly into the UT-Tyler program.”

Slideshow: World Water Day 2015

Slideshow: World Water Day 2015

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

March 31, 2015

A World Water Day conference was hosted at Houston Community College’s Stafford campus Learning Hub room 139, Friday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Here are some images from the event....

World Water Day coming to Stafford campus

World Water Day coming to Stafford campus

Alyssa Foley, Editor In Chief

March 25, 2015

A local World Water Day event will be held at Houston Community College’s Stafford campus Learning Hub room 139,10041 Cash Road, Stafford, TX. Friday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. World Water Day was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. The...

CAD Society hosts Info session on piping industry

CAD Society hosts Info session on piping industry

Alyssa Foley, Editor

November 25, 2014

The HCC Southwest CAD Society hosted Sarah Evans Carter, Operations Manager of the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) Thursday Nov. 20 11:30-12:30p.m. at Stafford campus’ Scarcella building. CAD stands for Computer Aided Drafting, which is the design simulation software used by design...

HCC hosts golf tournament for Minority Male Initiative Foundation

HCC hosts golf tournament for Minority Male Initiative Foundation

Chutiya Metheesupapak

November 11, 2014

“I participated for the last three years,” said Stacy Welcome, “It is for a good cause, whenever we can put money forward to and for the career and get them the opportunities specifically for the minority male is the winner.” Welcome added, ”I think it’s very successful because they are able to get participation from large corporations as well as faculty and staff, so just to be able to promote the program itself makes it more successful.” She added that, “it’s not just a once a year type of thing, it’s probably one of the biggest events to support the program.”

Makers show, tell, and create at Houston’s Mini Maker Faire

Makers show, tell, and create at Houston’s Mini Maker Faire

Alyssa Foley, Editor

November 2, 2014

Just like how a car show is all about cars, a maker faire is all about makers. A maker is anyone who makes their ideas come to life. Wanjun Zhang, is a maker at TX / RX Labs, a maker-space located in Houston’s East End District. She posed for a picture with the Bulbasaur Planter she designed and 3D printed. She talked about how she brings her designs to life: “I learn the tools, and just the act of working with them helps me figure out my design and what I’m doing.”

Students consider chiropractic careers at Southwest college

Students consider chiropractic careers at Southwest college

Alyssa Foley

October 28, 2014

Dr. McKechnie used examples from his almost 30 years of practicing chiropractic medicine to show students what cases they would face if they became a chiropractor. He compared x-rays of healthy necks with abnormal necks on his PowerPoint slides. “I tell patients good discs look like an Oreo cookie. Without the filling, something is wrong.”

Houston Mini Maker Faire coming to Stafford Centre Nov. 1st

Houston Mini Maker Faire coming to Stafford Centre Nov. 1st

Alyssa Foley

October 28, 2014

Houston Mini Maker Faire claims, “we were all born to be learners and creators”. The purpose of maker events is to ignite people’s passion to learn, do, and make. Makers are the technology subsection of DIY (Do It Yourself) culture. Exhibits will feature new technology, robotics, electronics, crafts, engineering, STEM, makers and makerspaces. There will be activities for ages 4 and up.

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