LSC-Tomball Science First Success Center

LSC-Tomball Sci Fi Center

Grand Opening 2024. 

Architectural rendering of the coming Sci Fi Center space. Brightly lit inviting large room with comfortable areas to collaborate, learn, and recharge.

Opening Spring 2024, the Sci Fi Center will be a STEM-focused academic support hub/space for all students who are interested in pursuing an education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The Sci Fi Center team can assist you in your pursuit of a successful STEM career.  At the Center, you will find community, access to computers, comfortable places to study, peer support specialists, and academic support programs. More grand opening details coming soon. 

Meet the Sci Fi Center Team. 

Please complete a short survey and tell us what kind of programing you would like to see. 


What is STEM? 

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Because they share many similarities, they are connected areas of study. They are individually defined as:


Engineers, technology specialists, scientists and mathematicians are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8% increase in the number of STEM jobs from 2019 to 2029. That’s significantly higher than the 3.7% average growth for all occupations over the same period. A degree focused on one or more areas of STEM can help you find an engaging role in a growing employment area.

That said, there is still a large talent gap when it comes to STEM careers. Each year, there are 1.3 million new openings in STEM fields at the bachelor’s degree level. However, there are fewer than 600,000 new graduates to fill those job vacancies. Furthermore, data provided by the 2013 US Census Bureau showed that Black and Hispanic populations were underrepresented in STEM fields, each making up less than 10% of the STEM workforce.

In supporting the nation’s goal of increasing the number of students obtaining STEM degrees, the Department of Education awarded LSC-Tomball a $2.8 million Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM and Articulation Program grant in the fall of 2021 to create the Science First Success Center (Sci Fi Center or SFC).

The Sci Fi Center Team 

Minara Karim Mindy Dr. Irene Briggs
Minara Karim
Project Director 
Mindy Coleman 
Dean, Division I
Dr. Irene Briggs
Coordinator III
Lizbeth Bgarza
Instructional Designer II
Robin Webb 
Communications Coordinator
Christine Bradford
Principal Investigator/Professor, Geology


“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela.  



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