Tarrant County College South is opening the doors to its science-rich campus for a one-day event that celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
More than 2,000 middle, high school and college students in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area are expected to participate in SER (Service, Employment, Redevelopment) Jobs for Progress National, Inc.’s Community Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, on the campus of TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive in Fort Worth.
Community Day will feature STEM competitions, inspiring speakers, hands-on activities and workshops and displays from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, CIA, FedEx, Ford and Comcast, to name a few. An interactive job fair will allow attendees to apply for jobs, internships, co-ops and work-study programs.
This year’s keynote speaker is Jose M. Hernandez, former migrant worker turned NASA astronaut and engineer. He will share his story about deciding as a high school senior to travel into space and how he made that dream a reality. Additionally, Marla Pérez-Davis, Ph.D., deputy director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, will share stories about NASA successes, new research and opportunities for the future.
“We are honored to join forces with SER to foster greater awareness, knowledge and excitement about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines and careers among P-12 and college students,” said TCC South President Peter Jordan, Ed.D.
This one-day event was organized to complement SER National’s STEM programming, which includes the organization’s popular year-round Robotics Program. Led by engineering students and professionals, SER’s hands-on educational experience also enhances middle and high school students’ academic, technical and leadership skills.
See this site for more information and to register.