STEM Clubs

Join Clubs & Organizations at HCC

HCC hosts several STEM clubs and organizations that are recognized at local or at national level. These clubs and leadership organizations host seminars and activities to inform students of the current developments and career opportunities in STEM fields. They host symposia where students and faculty present their research projects. You will also get an opportunity to serve the community by participating in blood and bone marrow drives, fundraising, and providing suplies to underpreviledged student population in Houston.

You can choose to become a member of one (or more!) clubs depending upon your geographical location or the types of activities in which you like to participate. In order to become member of a specific club, you should:

  • Contact the Faculty Advisor designated for that club (details listed below)
  • Complete the required form so that you start getting information on events and activities organized by the club

To become more active in a club:

  • Get elected for leadership positions
  • Learn skills to advance in your educational and professional careers
  • Learn how to work with a team of students and faculty advisors
  • Learn to organize group activities

At this site, information is posted as received from the Faculty Advisors of the clubs. For more information on any club, please feel free to contact the Faculty Advisors directly.

Clubs and Organizations

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Central Campus

Science Club @ Central

Science Club @ Central has over 100 students enrolled in it. The club organizes annual STEM symposium, seminars and career fairs. Sign into the club and enjoy working with other students and faculty mentors!

Current Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Dalton McWhinney (dalton.mcwhinney@hccs.edu) 713-718-2546
Ms. Karen Fortune (karen.fortune@hccs.edu) 713-718-2431

To become a member of the club, please download the form and submit to the faculty advisor:
Form for Central
Form for Northline

Current Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a national honor society of high-achieving students who provide service to their communities.

Current Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Neneh Kowaibel (neneh.kowaibell@hccs.edu) 713.718.2521

Current Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA   

 

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honors society that recognizes students for their academic success. In order to become a member you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; have completed 12 transferable courses with HCC and be registered during the semester you join Phi Theta Kappa. We have a membership drive in the Fall and Spring semesters during the academic year. Phi Theta Kappa allows students access to scholarships at four-year institutions. Most colleges provide transfer scholarship money specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members. Phi Theta Kappa gives members the opportunity to develop careers, participate in the community, and learn a great deal about specialty subjects.

Current Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Nicolas Rangel (nicolas.rangel@hccs.edu) 713.718.6890

Current Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA   

 

Honors College Club

The Honors College Club is comprised of 50 Honors College students every year. Once admitted to the Honors College, students become members of the Honors College Club. The club is very active. For the past five years, it has hosted a fall and spring lecture series. It has sponsored the college's recycling efforts and supplied the recycling containers for each building, among other things.

Current Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Nicolas Rangel (nicolas.rangel@hccs.edu) 713.718.6890

Current Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA 

 

 

Northwest Campus

Aspiring Engineering Club

The Aspiring Engineering Club of HCC has a goal to encourage students in the field of engineering.
We build innovative projects such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Snap Circuits, 3D Printing, Robotics.
We invite guest speakers and organize field trips to businesses.

The Aspiring Engineering Club of HCC helps students who want to pursue their degree in the engineering field by encouraging their involvement in various club activities, networking with professionals and find the path to a successful engineering career.

We help build a community among engineering students! 

The club members meet 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Fridays temporarily at the tutoring center, Spring Branch Campus - till Alief Hayes Campus Design Lab completes renovation process.
For joining the club, please contact the faculty advisor.

HCC Professor & Club Faculty Advisor:
Bhavna Rawal (bhavna.rawal2@hccs.edu) 713-718-8552

Student Leaders:

Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biological Honors Club

βlepein βasin βiou “to see the foundation of life”

Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study. The three major objectives of the Society are:

  1. To promote scholarship in the biological sciences
  2. To promote the dissemination of biological knowledge
  3. To encourage research

 The Sigma-Chi chapter of Beta Beta Beta also dedicates itself and its members to participate in activities which benefit the community.

Sigma-Chi strives to offer opportunities to expand the knowledge of biology in the HCC student population as well as the community at large. Tri-Beta seeks to offer extra biological hands-on activities for its members, community service opportunities that are geared toward the dissemination of biological knowledge, and to create a community for the exchange of biological ideas.

As a national honor society, Tri-Beta offers students the prestige of acknowledgment for the hard work they put into their biological studies. Membership in this society will give the student extra recognition of the quality of dedication to the study of the biological sciences that will be acknowledged by universities.

For joining the club, please contact the faculty advisor.

HCC Biology Professor & Tri-Beta Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Anna Koshy (anna.koshy@hccs.edu) 713-718-5659

Student Leaders:
President: Shather Maslawi (shather.maslawi@yahoo.com)
Vice President: Mmaku Opara (mmaku2001@gmail.com)
Associate Vice President: Frozan Sheerzad (frozan.sheerzad@gmail.com)
Secretary: Han Gia Dinh (dinhgiahann@gmail.com)
Associate Secretary: Divya Ann Stephen (divyastephen12@gmail.com)
Treasurer: Jenile Jones (j.jones-nile@yahoo.com)
Associate Treasurer: Michelle Magdaleno (michelle.magdaleno3@gmail.com)
Historian: Rut Feeretiz (rutferretiz@yahoo.com)

Join bbb... National Biological Honors Society – Sigma Chi Chapter- HCC Biology Club

Requirements:

  • Completion of 2 Biology Classes (1 of which must be taken at HCCS) with a 3.0 or higher
  • Overall GPA 2.75 or higher
  • Be in good academic Standing

Meetings:

  • Monthly Meetings- twice a month
  • An Induction Ceremony once per semester
  • Special Meetings for the planning of activities and events as required

Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

 

 

Northwest STEM Club

Northwest STEM Club is located on Spring Branch Campus. The goal is to promote student engagement, stimulate and provide enrichment opportunities for students to apply knowledge outside of the classroom, give students the opportunities to further and perhaps deeper exploration of STEM disciplines as a field of study or career option. In the past, the club has organized seminars, biotechnology workshops, and research symposia.

Club Email: HCCS.STEM@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer O'Neil (jennifer.oneil@hccs.edu)

Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

American Chemical Society Chapter

The Council of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recognized the formation of HCC NW Chapter of Student Affiliates in 2005. The group was developed for undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the chemical sciences. The student members have the opportunity to build organizational, leadership and professional skills with the assistance of a faculty mentor. The students also have a chance to explore Chemical and Engineering News (CEN) online and CEN-Chemjobs.org. The ACS also publishes an annual directory of experience opportunities that lists co-ops, internships, and summer work opportunities. The members enjoy the various social events, field trips, and receive the ever so popular blanket as a welcome gift!

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Emmanuel Ewane (emmanuel.ewane@hccs.edu)

Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honors society for two-year institutions. There are over 1250 chapters. The Houston Community College Chapter is Omega Sigma. Qualifications for membership are based on a GPA of 3.5 or higher and the completion of 12 college-level credits with Houston Community College. In addition, you must be registered during the semester to join the organization. Phi Theta Kappa is committed to scholarship first, leadership and service. We also foster fellowship. Phi Theta Kappa encourages research in serious topics as well as an action plan for chapters to develop a project that furthers the research. Membership provides access to scholarships and professional and personal development. Omega Sigma holds monthly meetings on the first Friday of the month, 7 p.m., at the West Loop Campus.

Faculty Advisor: Gisela Ables (Gisela.Ables@hccs.edu) 713-718-5779

Student Leaders: 

Planned events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

Southwest Campus

Southwest Science Interest Group

Southwest Science Interest Group was started in 2008 at Stafford Campus.
The goal of the club is to organize events and activities for students interested in sciences.
In the past, they have hosted microscope technology open houses, transfer and career presentations, and seminars on the NASA program.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Smita Savant (smita.savant@hccs.edu)

Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020:

 

Math Club at Stafford

The Math Club sponsors and takes part in activities to motivate students' interest in mathematics and promotes leadership skills in members. It also helps students to form study groups.

Faculty Advisor: Eunice Kallarackal (eunice.kallarackal@hccs.edu) 713.718.5578

Student Leaders:

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

Southeast Campus

Health Science Club

Health Science Club (HSC) at Southeast College has organized several STEM-related activities in the past such as the STEM symposium. Most activities of this club center around health-related topics.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Molly Thomas (molly.thomas@hccs.edu)

Student Leaders: TBA

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

E+ Math Club

The goal of this group is to create an exceptional math club that is open to all students to promote and develop leadership, fellowship, scholarships, and mentoring as it relates to mathematics.

Faculty Advisor: LaTrista Funches (e_mathclub@yahoo.com) 713-718-7265

Student Leaders: TBA

Planned Events for Spring 2020: TBA

 

District

Mu Alpha Theta, the National Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta
Mathematics Honors Society
Houston Community College Chapter

Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, "is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students."

Mu Alpha Theta, www.mualphatheta.org

Purpose: To foster and encourage the study of Mathematics.

The HCC chapter of Mu Alpha Theta achieves these goals by:

  • Providing recognition and encouragement to those students who enjoy and excel in mathematics.
  • Offering opportunities for involvement in campus and community.
  • Scholarly stimulation through special guest speakers, competitions and other academic activities.

HCC Chapter Qualifications:

  • Completion of College Algebra.
  • Minimum overall 3.25 GPA for all stem related mathematics classes above college algebra.
  • Recommendation of an HCC mathematics college instructor.
  • Participation in Mu Alpha Theta monthly meetings, and related fall and spring activities.

For all students who are interested in applying, please contact Marion Foster.

Faculty Advisor:
Marion Foster
Professor of Mathematics,
marion.foster@hccs.edu
713-718-7154

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