HCC Southeast hosts STEM Symposium
Former Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez to be Keynote Speaker
HOUSTON, TX (April 10, 2012) – HCC’s Eastside Campus will host the first annual Houston Community College Southeast Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium. The Symposium will be held Friday, April 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Hub building’s Multipurpose Room. This symposium will be dedicated in memory of Stephen Grega, former HCC-STEM Chair and former NASA employee.
Former NASA Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez will deliver the keynote address. His journey from a non-English-speaking migrant field worker to the International Space Station is sure to captivate the audience. After attaining his Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hernandez began working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. In 2001, Hernandez joined the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. His space flight experience aboard the STS-128 Discovery from August 28 to September 11, 2009 was the 128th Shuttle mission and the 30th mission to the International Space Station.
Southeast College’s Eastside Campus is located at 6815 Rustic Street, Houston, Texas 77087-2623.
HCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the Greater Houston Area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to hccs.edu.
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