CORE4 STEM family day showcases science, engineering, math

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The outreach and recruitment department will partner with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Saturday event.

By Felicia Mora

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The outreach and recruitment department will partner with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to sponsor CORE4 STEM 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday to acquaint families with careers in science, technology engineering and math.

The half-day event will be in Scobee Education Center.

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees need to register by Saturday To obtain a ticket visit this colleges’ website at www.alamo.edu/sac.

As of Wednesday, 350 people had registered.

“CORE4 STEM its an event that we are hoping will bring the community together. It is going to focus on science, technology, engineering and math,” Nicole Frances, outreach and recruitment coordinator-student success, said Oct.17.

The Hispanic chamber is helping the department find presenters, fund giveaways and market this event, Frances said.

“What San Antonio College will be doing is having a family day so there will be a lot of activities,” Frances said,. “It’s really set to get parents as well as their children engaged in STEM opportunities. It’s also wanting to create awareness of different types of STEM opportunities.”

Astronomy Professor Alfred and geography Professor Dean Lambert will present a lecture, “How the World Turns.”

The Doesum will present civil engineering, and the Geekbus will present biology on the road.

Other exhibitors involved in this event include Southwest Research Institute, Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, MESA, and Women’s Society of Engineers.

MESA stands for Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Science Achievement.

“Our goal for this outreach event is we want to invest in our future work force, and that’s our community,” Frances said. “We want this event to continue to grow, and we want to make sure we are impacting these students and their families with their career goals, and we want to ensure our community is dreaming and reaching their goals.”

For information, call 210-486-0934.

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