More than 500 middle, high school and college students will spend a day immersed in a wide range of fun and enriching science activities. 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 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.
The expo is unique in that it offers youth and adult students an opportunity to complete a rotation of STEM classes, exhibits and presentations in a comprehensive college setting that spans across the campus. Young minds will be ‘STEM-ulated’ as they visit with invited industry leaders demonstrating emerging technologies and faculty experts conducting interactive STEM presentations in state-of-the-art science labs.
The expo will feature a hands-on subsea exhibit called SEATIGER that demonstrates how robots are used on the ocean’s floor. Other STEM attractions include the ‘Trailblazer,’ an interactive science and engineering trailer presented by the Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering; science presentations by the Museum of Natural Science; and exhibits by NASA and Bot Shop.
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, 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 HCC Northeast STEM Expo, call 713.718.8300 or visit northeast.hccs.edu