Local middle schoolers learn research, problem-solving skills at ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

Around 37 middle school students from Southeast Texas schools were challenged Friday, June 16, to build a shock-absorbing prototype for spacecraft to safely land on Mars at the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University in Beaumont. The activity was part of the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, which began June 12 and was hosted by LU’s College of Education and Human Development
The middle school students come from traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations and are chosen by their teachers based on their aptitude for science and mathematics.

Spaulding awarded Texas Business Hall of Fame Ben J. Rogers scholarship

Eric Spaulding of Lamar University was selected to receive the Texas Business Hall of Fame Ben J. Rogers scholarship, an exclusive award granted to a small group from among applicants statewide. Spaulding and other winners will be recognized formally at the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation’s 35th annual induction dinner Nov. 1 in Dallas.

LSCPA Athletics receives grant from Foundation for Southeast Texas

Lamar State College Port Arthur athletics took another step closer to its goals of creating a first-class college softball complex after receiving a $2,000 grant from the Foundation for Southeast Texas.
The college, which participates in NJCAA Division I softball, won the competitive grant from the Foundation and was presented with a check during a recent ceremony.
According to LSCPA Director of Athletics Scott Street, the funds will go to the construction of a concession stand at Martin Field on Lakeshore Drive, home of the Seahawks softball team.

Silsbee Early College High School students visit LIT

Silsbee Early College High School Summer Bridge program students visited LIT on June 26 to learn about the importance of choices in high school and the impact of those choices on future career and educational goals. Ken Lamartiniere, coordinator of Dual Enrollment and Grant Development, provided information on the different outcomes available for students enrolled in early college high school, including 42 college semester credit hours, attainment of an associate degree, and how up to 60 semester credit hours can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.