Students in TCC Programs Place at State Competition

FORT WORTH, Texas (Apr. 11, 2011)

Three students who participate in math and science programs at two Tarrant County College campuses took top places in a statewide science and math competition Saturday.

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Mata, a participant in Southeast Campus’ Home School Program, won second place in physics and third place in algebra in the Texas Alliance Minorities Engineering Contest at the University of Houston. After graduation in May, Mata of Arlington plans to attend Auburn University, where he has a full scholarship.

Dainyl Cuba, a seventh-grade student at Charles Baxter Junior High in Everman, placed third, and Matthew Vasquez, a sixth-grader at Handley Middle School, placed fifth in the math competition. Both were among 30 Generation Hope Laptop Program students from Crowley, Everman and Fort Worth who participated in a special TCC “College for Kids” Program in summer 2010.

This is the first year students from the two TCC programs have entered the contest, sponsored by TAME to encourage female and minority students to enroll in science, technology, engineering and math.

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