Resources for STEM Faculty

For STEM Faculty

STEM faculty at HCC have many years of teaching experience. They attend workshops, seminars and conferences to continuously update their teaching skills. They have developed innovative techniques, learned new technologies, and interacted with their peers to help students complete their educational career at HCC.

As STEM faculty, this website is for you!

At this site, you will find information on events and useful links that may help you....and help your students.



Faculty Events

CTLE Professional Development Sessions - Fall 2017

The Faculty Academy announces the following Professional Development Sessions for Fall 2017.
Go for one or go for all !

October 5th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm C-142, West Loop Campus:
     Improving student success for veterans

October 5th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm 310, Felix Fraga Campus:
October 14th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Rm 310, Felix Fraga Campus:
     Teaching what you meant to teach 

October 10th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm 310, Felix Fraga Campus:
October 13th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Rm 310, Felix Fraga Campus:
     Teaching tools for student applications

October 16th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm 306, Spring Branch Campus:
     Open Pedagody: How to use OER to change the way you teach

October 17th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm LHUB 217, Eastside Campus:
October 20th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Rm LHUB 217, Eastside Campus:
     Teaching to engage students in critical analysis?

October 18th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm 345, Felix Fraga Campus:
     What is the big deal with OER?

October 19th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm LHUB 217, Eastside Campus:
October 28th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Rm LHUB 217, Eastside Campus:
     Creating a culture of active participation

October 20th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Rm C101, Alief-Hayes Campus:
     Ever wonder why: DISC

October 24th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm 217, Eastside Campus:
October 27th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Rm LHUB 217, Eastside Campus:
     Give your students problems

October 26th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm 208, Workforce Bldg, Southeast Campus:
     Navigating sticky situations

October 27th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Rm 202, BSCC Bldg, Central Campus:
     Improving student success for veterans

October 31st, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Rm CIC 236, Coleman Campus:
     Open pedagogy: How to use OER to change the way you teach

CTLE Teaching & Learning Excellence (TLE) Certified Course Program Workshops

Here is a schedule of face-to-face workshops offered by the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence for the month of October 2017. 
Navigate to the registration page by clicking this link:
Once there, click “View Seminars.” 

Hope to see you there!!

**You must register to reserve a space in the scheduled sessions below. 
Classes may be cancelled 3 days prior to the scheduled time. 
For questions regarding session cancellations, email

For more information, please contact Dorsetta Williams 713-718-7429

March For Science - April 22, 2017


What does the March for Science - Houston stand for?
It is is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.
It champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.
Open and honest science communication and inclusive public outreach benefits science and the general public.
We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.
We support STEM education that teaches children and adults to think critically, ask questions, and evaluate truth based on the weight of evidence.
We want to ensure the federal budget reflects the powerful and vital role that science plays in supporting our democracy. 
We advocate federal funding in support of research, scientific hiring, and agency application of science to management. Funding cannot be limited -- scientific support must be inclusive of diverse disciplines.

Houston, at its core, is a city built on science. From NASA, the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world, the many world renowned educational institutions that encompass any science field you can imagine, to the oil and gas industry, our region predominantly relies upon science. 
The policies recently adopted will directly affect the scientific community of our city. 
On April 22nd we join forces to fight for our scientists, our people and for the integrity of fact-based science.

You can get involved by volunteering for the March for Science! 

DATE: April 22nd, 2017

TIME: 11:00AM

LOCATION: Downtown Houston

Starting Point: Sam Houston Park - 1000 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002

Ending Point: Houston City Hall - 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002)

Route: Walk down Bagby St towards Dallas St

Turn left on Dallas St, walk 3 blocks

Turn left on Louisiana St, walk 3 blocks

Turn left on Walker St to Houston City Hall 1 block down

Transportation: If you need help with transportation information, please check out our March for Science Transportation group where people in nearby cities are coordinating buses and ride sharing.

Parking: Please check this interactive map of available parking spaces in Downtown Houston near the march location:

Rail: You may also park near the Texas Medical Center or Museum District (or anywhere along the Metro Rail route) and ride the North Bound (NB) 700 Metro Rail leaving from several locations along Fannin Street, exit Metro Rail at the Main Street Square Stn NB stop. Walk South on Main Street to Walker Street and turn RIGHT, Sam Houston Park will be about 6 blocks down.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please fill out our accessibility Form to request help!

For more information, please go to

Camp INSPIRE - April 21, 2017

Camp INSPIRE is the workshop that will be interactive and hands-on.  
It will showcase Vanguard rooms at Alief Campus.
You will work on a user-friendly, step-by-step faculty handbook for operating the electronic features of the room, as well as interactive activities and resources that will facilitate higher order learning and are especially suited for use in the Vanguard rooms (but rest assured that pedagogy will drive the technology bus, not the other way around!).  
Eventually, we hope that faculty might chose to test-drive such tools and techniques during a guest session (or even a whole semester) in a local Vanguard room. 
Friday, April 21, 8:30AM-12PM in the Alief A303 Vanguard Room
Beware the room only seats 36, so registeration is required.

STEM Research Opportunities

Rice University Nanotechnology Summer Research Program

Rice University each year invites Community College faculty and students to participate in nanotechnology summer research program.
Faculty are placed in a Rice faculty's research laboratory and assigned a graduate or post-doctoral student mentor.
The research groups have weekly meetings to discuss research experience.
Faculty also get to participate in symposium and workshops to share their research projects and lesson plans.

There is a stipend of $6,000 provided after the completion of the program.

For faculty, the schedule is 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, June 8 - July 17 (6 weeks) 
For students, the program will be 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, June 1 - August 7 (10 weeks)
For more information, go to »

Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) for Faculty and Students

The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas. In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member.

Selected faculty and students receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance.
The Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration between May and August timeframe.

For more information and application, click here.

Applications in the past have closed in January for the following summer.