Among the 2020 degree earners Lone Star College-CyFair celebrated with a virtual graduation ceremony May 29 is Riad Alhomsi, a future business entrepreneur and former Syrian refugee who earned his Associate of Arts Degree, Highest Honors, Leadership Track and was awarded the 2020 Honors College International Capstone Scholarship as an outstanding Merit Scholar.
LSC-CyFair’s Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program is featured on the 2020 Best Colleges list ranking second with LSC-CyFair’s Medical Assistant degree program ranked 19th . The rankings are the first to be based on median early-career salary data of more than 5 million graduates from the U.S. Department of Education's resource, College Scorecard.
LSC-CyFair’s two engineering student teams took the first two spots in the Top Design Team category again at the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Spring 2020 Virtual Design Challenge. Team C.R.A.T.E.R. took first in Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation (Video and Q&A), while Team C.O.S.M.O.S. took second and third respectively; they tied for first in Best Report; and in Best Peer Review Team COSMOS took second while Team C.R.A.T.E.R. took fifth.
Awarded a new NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) grant, Lone Star College-CyFair will partner with NASA for a series of NASA-themed STEM activities to be held on the campus in 2021. Chosen as one of 11 minority-serving institutions in the nation, LSC-CyFair will use the $25,000 grant to create a program incorporating the evidence-based NCAS model on campus in an effort to draw more diverse scholars into the science, technology, engineering and math fields.