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LSC-Kingwood to host research conference

LSC-Kingwood to host research conference

Lone Star College-Kingwood invites four-year universities and the community to its first Student Research Conference in April.

Held for the first time, the conference will show community college students how four-year university students use material learned toward their degree. This event will also allow four-year universities to promote their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The conference will be on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Classroom Building A room 114. It is sponsored by the college’s Math and Engineering Department and the Student Ambassador Program.

“This event will bring many academic opportunities to our students. Not only that, but it will bring us all together as a community to see what others are working on,” said Dr. Jose Gámez, math professor at LSC-Kingwood.

In addition to seeing how upperclassmen utilize the material they learned through their coursework, undergraduate and graduate students will get a chance to practice and prepare their defense upon graduation. Also, attendees will also have the opportunity to see various research work and projects created in STEM classes at four-year institutions.

“I have heard many of my classmates express their concerns about the level of difficulty the STEM courses bring to the table and how one may not know how to apply that knowledge to real world applications after graduation,” said Raymundo Roig, pre-engineering student at LSC-Kingwood. “I partnered with Professor Gámez to create this conference in an effort to show my classmates how crucial these courses are in the development of their future careers.”

The Student Research Conference will consist of morning contributed talks, lunch keynote speakers and an afternoon meet and greet with speakers. The four-year universities invited to the conference are Lamar University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin University, University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Texas at Austin and University of Houston at Tyler.

“The purpose of this conference is to work as a bridge between the STEM coursework taught at Lone Star College and the real world,” Roig said. “We believe this is a great opportunity for students interested in the STEM field to expand their vision of their future careers.”

The Student Research Conference is free and open to the community. For more information or to register, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/student-research-conference.htm.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

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. Stephen C. Head 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.