San Jacinto College students join Earth Science Festival to promote the geosciences

10.21.2013 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao


Earth Science Week at Houston Museum of Natural Science

San Jacinto College environmental geology student, Gracie Hernandez, assists in explaining petrified wood to visitors of the Family Earth Science Festival at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

San Jacinto College students join Earth Science Festival to promote the geosciences

Jeannie Peng-Armao -- October 21, 2013


PASADENA, Texas – Seventeen San Jacinto College students volunteered alongside science faculty at the recent Family Earth Science Festival hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The students teamed up with other groups like the Geological Society at the University of Houston, Geophysical Society of Houston, Houston Geological Society, Rice University American Association of Petroleum Geologists chapter, and the Texas A&M University Geology and Geophysics to deliver educational information and materials to children about opportunities in the geosciences.

This year, San Jacinto College formed a STEM Council. The Council strives to increase awareness of education and career opportunities related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It also sponsors STEM activities throughout the College and works with community members to promote the STEM fields to K-12 students, while also forging strong partnerships with universities and industries for further education and workforce training. 

On Nov. 22 at 6 p.m., the STEM Council will host Partners in STEM reception at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Funds raised during the event will go toward scholarships for students pursuing degrees in STEM. Other San Jacinto College STEM events coming up include Engineering Day at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, STREAM-STEM promotional event at 9 a.m. on Nov. 15, an FTC qualifying tournament throughout the day of Dec. 7, the NASA Microgravity Project starting this Fall, and the southeast Texas regional robotics championship throughout the day of Feb. 1.

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. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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