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Students explore similarities of medicine, energy, aerospace at Pumps & Pipes

Forty HISD students experienced what it would be like to be a surgeon and an engineer at  Pumps and Pipes, where thousands of medicine, energy and aerospace professionals and researchers exchanged ideas and explored crossover technologies in each industry.

“The aerospace, energy and medical fields have different techniques, but they basically use the same concepts,” said Energy Institute High School sophomore Shawn Attar.

Students from Energy, Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Furr High School, Kashmere High School, Lamar High School, M.C. Williams Middle School, and South Early College High School attended the annual event Monday, Dec. 8 at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. The event is organized by ExxonMobil, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, University of Houston, and NASA. Continue reading

Camp for eighth-graders instills love of algebra (w/video)

What do you get when you take 26 eighth-graders, one middle school math teacher, and four hours of Algebra a day? MC Williams Middle School is hoping the equation equals success on the STAAR Algebra I End of Course exam.

“All of our eighth-graders passed this year’s Algebra EOC, and we want the same success next May,” said Principal Corey Seymour. “Ultimately, we want all of our students to take Algebra in the eighth grade and earn high school credit.”

For the second year in a row, MC Williams is holding its summer Algebra camp for incoming eighth-graders who will be taking the subject in the fall. The camp is designed familiarize students with the basics of Algebra while developing confidence in their existing math abilities. Unlike other HISD middle and high schools who hold similar summer workshops, the camp at MC Williams lasts for five weeks and features four hours of Algebra a day.

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