eNews Highlight: Awkward conversations and way too many acronyms

Felipe Guillen poses for a photograph, July 9, 2014. (Houston ISD/Dave Einsel)

When Felipe Guillen first arrived at Stanford University, he was worried about what kind of reception he would experience. But the warm welcome he received, the friendly people he met, and the whirlwind of activities that took place shortly afterward helped him feel comfortable right away.

Read more about how the Chávez High School alumnus weathered his new student orientation at an Ivy League university in the Dec. 12, 2014, edition of eNews.

Other stories in this week’s edition include:

  • A story on the new partnership between HISD and Code.org to ensure that students across all grade levels have access to computer science education.
  • A feature on the annual Pumps and Pipes event, which shows students how careers in different STEM fields intersect and overlap
  • A look inside schools offering the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, and why parents should consider these campuses before making magnet selections for their children

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Click here to see the full issue for Dec. 12.