Houston Community College Northeast – Division of Science and Engineering Technologies will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo, Friday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Drive. The expo, themed “21st Century STEM Education: Challenges and Aspirations,” is designed to foster interest in STEM-related careers and introduce students to various employment options available with education and training received from HCC Northeast.
“Northeast College is proud to offer this program to high school and college students in the community we serve. Exposure to STEM career pathways affords students the opportunity to explore careers that will fulfill the needs of today’s workforce and beyond,” says Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, president of HCC Northeast.
Invited industry leaders will be on-hand to demonstrate emerging technologies and discuss available STEM career options with HCC students. Faculty experts and college students will conduct interactive STEM demonstrations for visiting high school students in the division’s state-of-the-art science labs and classrooms.
Attendees will have a chance to meet with industry partners to learn about future career opportunities. The expo will also feature innovative STEM projects exhibited by high school students in Houston ISD. Last year, more than 600 students spent a day on campus engaged in a wide range of enriching activities. The educational expo is funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Astra STEM project. The project develops academic programs that strengthen minority participation in STEM-focused activities from middle and high school to baccalaureate-level students.
The HCC Northeast STEM Expo is one of many annual activities coordinated by the College to improve student participation in STEM fields. Known for its premier STEM programs, the Northeast College also hosts summer math and science camps, undergraduate research camps, and partners with HISD to offer STEM related dual credit to high school students. Parents, educators and the community are invited to come out and explore the wealth of opportunities that exist in STEM career fields. For more information on the STEM Expo or the Division of Science and Engineering Technologies, call 713.718.5534 or visit northeast.hccs.edu.