Lone Star College-Victory Center hosts STEM summer academy for middle school students

Published on: July 16, 2013

Lone Star College-Victory Center is hosting a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Summer Academy for middle school students in the Acres Homes and Inwood Forest Community. The four-day academy runs Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18 at the LSC-Victory Center.

The STEM Academy’s main focus is to engage middle school students in the community with fun activities to teach participants about the different STEM disciplines that are offered. Students will have the opportunity to explore new options to prepare them for high school, with encouragement to advance into a STEM field in their post-secondary education.

“Middle school students are at an age where they become engaged or disengaged with the educational process, said Dr. Stephen Washington, LSC-Victory Center professor and one of the camp’s organizers. “We all know without strong backgrounds in mathematics and science, students are not likely to go into STEM disciplines because they are not prepared.”

The STEM Academy will offer workshops and activities in mathematics, computer technology, biology and physics for students to participate in.

The STEM initiatives are part of the college’s $4.3 million Hispanic Serving Institutions Program’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grant. The grant is intended to improve students’ success in completion.

For more information about the STEM program, visit LoneStar.edu/STEM or contact STEM Director, Sylvia Martinez at 281.765.7806.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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