July 21, 2016
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC Hosts Unique Underwater Robotics Youth Camp
Northeast Lakeview College kicked-off its Project Challenge 2016 Summer Program on July 18 and is the only one of the Alamo Colleges to feature the new, innovative experience of building underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). 96 youth (ages 14-18) received a scholarship to participate in one of two week-long sessions at NLC and engage in 40 hours of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) focused experiences that will include building an underwater robot using the U.S. Navy’s unique SeaPerch initiative. Like other robotics sessions, participants engage in an interactive, hands-on experience to design, build and program a robot, but unique to this kind of camp, they learn new technology (such as propulsion) to construct a vehicle that can be submerged and operate in an underwater setting. The Project Challenge 2016 Summer Program is made possible through a grant from Texas Workforce Commission in partnership with the Alamo Colleges – Northeast Lakeview College and area school districts. Each camp concludes in a competition at Palo Alto College.
NLC Featured on SA Live
Northeast Lakeview College was featured on the SA LIVE program on July 19. The segment was titled “Creating Pathways for Student Success.” Dr. Donna Wood, Vice President for Academic Success, provided an overview of the institution, academic offering, and engagement opportunities and Erik Veliz, 2015 NLC graduate, shared his experiences as an Alamo Colleges student, discussed his future plans and how NLC helped him achieve his goals. Mr. Veliz demonstrates a model pathway approach to his education as he came to NLC as a first time in college student directly from high school, graduated with an associate of arts, and transferred to the University of Northern Iowa on a scholarship through the Alamo Colleges partnership program. Most recently, he took his LSAT and will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in Spring 2017. SA LIVE is a daily variety show aired on KSAT.
NLC Students Engage in Summer Science Research Project
Students in the Ciencia, Ingenieria, y Matematicas Aliados (CIMA) Summer Research Program at Northeast Lakeview College finalized their research and are compiling results on the topic of Synthesis, Characterization and Structure of Copper(II) and Zinc complexes with Potential Antitumor Properties (cancer research). They worked 40 hours a week, for 5 weeks, conducting scientific research. While the CIMA Program is district-wide, the research being conducted at NLC is unique to CIMA as typically, the program is not hosted at the community college level. The project is funded through the CIMA LSAMP grant with a goal to assist in increasing the number of students transferring into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in Science (non-medical) Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, specifically in underrepresented populations. Full-time students completing the program receive a $1500 stipend. Northeast Lakeview College is the only one of the Alamo Colleges that is a member of the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR).
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