San Jacinto College to host psychology expo
10.08.2014 | By Rob Vanya
Student projects dealing with substance abuse, anxiety issues, video game addiction, and other psychological issues will be on display at the San Jacinto College psychology expo. Submitted photo.
San Jacinto College North’s psychology department will host a psychology expo to allow students to showcase class projects and to provide information about psychological topics.
The expo will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., each day. The event will be held in the Monument Room, located on the second floor of the Slovacek Student Center, 5800 Uvalde Road.
The event is free and open to the public. Tri-fold posters created by San Jacinto College students will be on display at the expo. There will be more than 100 projects on display and the student projects are based on current research. Poster topics include mental illness; substance abuse; and, sexual orientation and family issues such as divorce and its affect on children. Some students have incorporated service learning into their project, volunteering at community-based agencies. First, second and third place awards will be presented to students based on creativity, content and overall presentation.
Darla Rocha, San Jacinto College psychology professor and North Campus behavioral and social sciences department chair, said students look forward to sharing what they have learned with others. “The expo gives students opportunities to showcase psychological topics while demonstrating creative skills,” she said. “The event also educates and informs others about important psychological issues that relate to everyday life.”
There will be a table with information about psychology and mental health professions. Instructors will be available to provide information about psychology and mental health degrees and certificates. San Jacinto College offers psychology courses at all three campuses.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.