Marhaba! This past semester, my family had the opportunity to travel to Palestine, spending four months engaged in research and cultural explorations. My wife was the recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, which provided funding for her to pursue a research project in the Palestinian Territories (and she was able to bring us along!).
The STEM-UP Department on the Utica Campus hosted its first annual Summer STEM Academic Integrated Learning Program June 6-17. The two-week program hosted juniors and seniors from local high schools with the intention of enhancing their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
On April 29, 30 students of the Utica Campus Student Support Services (SSS) visited Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for the 2015-2016 Cultural Enrichment trip. This location was chosen to allow students to enjoy the beauties of nature and cabin life while having the opportunity to bond with each other while making lasting memories.
Written by DR. MITCHELL SHEARS, ACADEMIC DEAN
Recently, 21 STEM students from the Utica Campus visited the United States Capital in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the visit was to attend the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
The fourth USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest and only NATIONAL science festival, featured nationwide contests and school programs, including the popular 'Nifty Fifty' science speaker program and X-STEM Symposium.
As academic dean, I was privileged to make the trip with our students. The Festival culminated with a Grand Finale Expo on April 16-17. More than 350K+ attendees celebrated science at the Expo and engaged in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM.
I’ve learned a lot about the history of the Utica Campus in covering events over the past several weeks. Two weeks ago, Founder’s Week was observed, with events taking place each day, reminding students and staff of the legacy of William H. Holtzclaw.
The Utica Campus of Hinds Community College will host its inaugural Vice President’s Scholarship and Hall of Honors Gala on Friday, March 25, at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Miss. The event will serve as a fundraiser to assist students with financial need in attending college. All money raised will go to a scholarship fund designated solely for deserving Utica Campus students.
What is that noise I hear? On my seemingly peaceful walk from visiting the toddlers in the Freddie J. Jackson Child Care Center on campus I am greeted with loud and jarring noise coming from a sizable mixing bowl…or so I hope and think. With a bit of inquisitiveness, I found myself not getting ready to taste a cake or sample some cookies but rather watching the collision repair technology students fixing and painting several damaged cars. How lucky are they I had my camera with me!