Mind Trekkers: Adventures in STEM Festival

03.29.2019 | By Andrea Vasquez

Nearly 6,000 sixth graders visited San Jacinto College on March 7 and 8 at the annual Mind Trekkers: Adventures in STEM Festival for hands-on, interactive science experiments and demonstrations with industry partners and College faculty, staff, and students.

Sponsored by Chevron Philips, LyondellBasell, INEOS, Dow, PetrochemWorks, the City of La Porte EMS, and the San Jacinto College Foundation, the free two-day event at the San Jacinto College Central Campus hosted middle school students from La Porte, Pasadena, Deer Park, Galena Park, Sheldon, Channelview, and Clear Creek Independent School Districts along with students from the Rhodes School for Performing Arts. Students enjoyed a wide variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities including a fire tornado, making slime, fingerprint balloons, chemical reactive foam creatures, walking on water, and much more. The free event also featured a family night where parents could participate in the same STEM activities with their children.

Now in its fifth year, Mid Trekkers is a part of San Jacinto College's ongoing outreach efforts to attract more students to the STEM fields. Event activities are designed to showcase the science behind classroom lessons and how it can be found all around you.

Click here for a photo album of the event, and for more information on STEM San Jacinto College, visit sanjac.edu/program/science-technology-engineering-math-stem.

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 served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that puts students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.

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