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Galveston College Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation Joe Huff congratulates Leigh Frazier on receiving the Jesse Murillo Scholarship for the 2010 Spring Semester. Frazier is taking Fine Arts courses at Galveston College. 

Galveston College Hosts 2010 County Science Fair

Galveston College will host the 28th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2010 in the Galveston College gymnasium and Fine Arts Center.  Through a cooperative effort of Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston and University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, the fair provides an opportunity for students to turn their creative and competitive energies into producing innovative scientific and engineering projects.  Students from different schools located throughout Galveston County share and learn from each other, and their achievements are recognized through the awarding of certificates, trophies, prizes, savings bonds and scholarships.

Founded in 1983, approximately 250 students participate in the Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair each year.  Over ninety volunteer judges and organizers participate each year.  The exhibit area in the Galveston College gymnasium will be open to the public from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The Junior Division Awards Ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m. and the 9th grade and Senior Division Awards Ceremony is at 4:00 p.m.

Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair co-chairs are Dr. Donna Lang of Texas A&M University Galveston, Dr. Clifford Houston of University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and Dr. James Salazar of Galveston College.  Committee members are Steve Conway, Dr. Melanie Lesko, John Merritt, Dr. Bill Seitz, Nyles Graham, Dr. Tom Linton, Ric Montelongo, Natalie Wiest, Dr. Patricia Seitz, Dr. Marguerite Sognier, Alicia Simmons, Sylvia Torres, Joe Huff and Sylvia Ojeda.

Galveston College Foundation Partners to Promote Osler Essay Award

The Galveston College Foundation has partnered with the Osler Student Scholars at UTMB to create a new award for local community college students. The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Essay Award is open to students interested in the health sciences who attend Galveston College or College of the Mainland. The winning essay award winner will receive $1,000. The winner will be presented with his/her award at a meeting with members of the Osler Academy at UTMB. For more information contact Joe Huff of the Galveston College Foundation at or 409-944-1302.

Galveston College Announces Science and Technology Lecture Series

Galveston College has announced the program for the 2010 Spring Lecture Series on “Science and Technology.”  The lecture series features four speakers on the Wednesdays of February 24, March 3, March 24, and April 21.  The lectures all begin at 7:00pm in Room FA-207 of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

The first speaker, on February 24, is Sarah Hargrove lecturing on “The Science and Technology of Space Exploration.” Sarah Hargrove currently serves as a Flight Controller for the International Space Station, Environmental Controls and Life Support Systems, with NASA.  Hargrove received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

The three subsequent lectures will feature Joseph Rivera of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Andrew Barron of Rice University, and Brock Wagner, Founder and CEO of St. Arnolds Brewery.