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San Jacinto College
News Release
Friday, February 03, 2012

San Jacinto College students and faculty assist in Pasadena science fair

PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College (SJC) students and faculty members joined the Pasadena Independent School District (PISD) to assist in the judging and activities for approximately 50 budding scientists.

As SJC math and science professors from the Central Campus made the rounds to assess posters at Park View Intermediate School, 30 SJC student volunteers spent time with their younger peers, engaging them in activities such as making slime, shrinky dinks, chemistry in a bag, balloon skewers and making wave machines. Partaking in local events, like the PISD science fair, allow the college students to experience science service learning by applying the knowledge they've acquired in their courses.

This is SJC Central Campus' 15th year to volunteer with the district-wide science fair.

Pictured from right: Park View Intermediate eighth-grader Jacob Gonzales explains his science poster to San Jacinto College physics professor Morris Greenwood. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department.

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 been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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