Articles tagged with "science"
Stink bugs, jello and you in biology for non-majors courses
A freshwater fish flopped in cold water as student Irwin Hernandez recorded his findings.
Microbiology mini-grant funds "virus hunter" lab
A dozen College of the Mainland students peer into microscopes. Inside each petri dish of neighborhood pond water lurk myriad viruses and bacteria.
Car crashes, cannons and more in physics class
What will happen if two cars collide at maximum speed? How far can you launch a can of soup? Will a frozen tennis ball bounce? These questions are pondered by students in College of the Mainland professor Herman Trivilino’s physics class.
Girls explore cockroaches and careers in science at COM conference
Cockroaches slid and millipedes slithered in girls’ hands at the second annual STEM Conference for Middle School Girls at College of the Mainland.
Class assignment: prairie restoration
Depending on the day, you may find students in Sheena Abernathy’s biology class weeding in the College of the Mainland greenhouse or planting grasses on the Texas City Prairie preserve or discovering what they can do to help the environment at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
NASA program selects COM student
The seeming magic of flight fascinated Javier Duran as a child.
Biology students spot nesting birds with binoculars, thanks to grant
College of the Mainland students sailing to the Rookery Islands in Galveston Bay will have a new way to spot the birds nesting in the shrubs they planted, thanks to a $4,830 Texas/New Mexico Power Grant.
COM lights up for STEM conference for girls
From dissecting owl pellets and discovering what owls ate for dinner to watching a chemistry professor make a gummy bear explode, over 250 girls explored careers at the first I Heart STEM Conference for middle school girls at College of the Mainland.
Sickle cell research wins at COM symposium
Bertrand Ebang was inspired to help research a treatment for sickle cell disease by two children - his five-year-old cousin and a seven-year old male patient at University of Texas-Medical Branch Galveston.
Geology Club uses fossils, gems to educate at mineral show
Glistening geodes and fossilized seahorses entranced parents and kids alike at the College of the Mainland's Geology Club exhibit at the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Show at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Women in STEM fields discuss challenges, opportunities at panel
Four women in science professions shared their stories of obstacles overcome and progress made by women in science, technology, engineering and math fields during a panel discussion March 24 at College of the Mainland.
Free textbooks introduced in COM science classes
Marc Cram paid tuition and fees for his College of the Mainland physics class, but there is one cost he did not have to pay – books.
Fossil digging, mountain climbing part of COM science education
From the heights of Hill Country domes to pristine coastal habitats, science education at College of the Mainland goes beyond the classroom.
Science Teachers Institute reveals career possibilities
Science experiments, career overviews and a chemical plant tour demonstrated job opportunities for high school teachers’ students during a four-day workshop hosted by Harris County Department of Education and sponsored by the Texas Chemical Council.
COM fifth in nation in science technology graduates
COM ranks fifth in the nation in the number of degrees awarded in science technologies/technicians in 2013, according to a recent report by magazine Community College Week.
Geology Club organizes party for kids at UTMB
It was all smiles as students from College of the Mainland created a birthday party—complete with goody bags and homemade cupcakes—for patients at John Sealy Children’s Hospital at University of Texas Medical Branch.