San Jacinto College students called to judge projects by budding young scientists

03.06.2014 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

Students from San Jacinto College recently visited the Iman Academy to assist with judging for the school's annual science fair.

The elementary school students each explained their projects in the areas of germs, plants, and insects, to college students who are pursuing their own studies in science and education, under the direction of professors, Dr. Ann Cartwright and Judith Maima.

Visiting the Iman Academy is one of many service-learning projects San Jacinto College students are encouraged to participate in, as this method of learning is proven to strengthen classroom curriculum through application. The College offers service-learning opportunities across a variety of disciplines at each campus. This past year, students have volunteered in a variety of projects that included helping homeless veterans, clean up of Greens Bayou, hospice volunteering, Earth Science Week-Family Energy Festival, and Armand Bayou Nature Center prairie planting.

Pictured from left to right: Safa Kaseb showcases and explains her science project on plant growth to San Jacinto College science students Adrina Baghalian and Eyra Garza. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

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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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