Texas Work Source Academy
On June 4th, 2007, a group of UHCL School of Science and Computing Engineering (SCE) faculty members and student mentors, and two computer science faculty members from San Jacinto Community College went to the Texas Work Source Texas City Office to conduct a two hours session for a week long academy targeting selected students from the Galveston County.
The students are low-income high school students who will be the first in their family to attain a college degree. They come from all backgrounds and cultures, but share the desire to attend college to pursue a higher education. The students’ grades vary from low to high and some have already taken their college admissions tests. These students have additional barriers for attending college such as: member of a single parent family, failed TAKS test, deficiency in basic literacy, parent of a child, and no work history.
A total of 28 students attended the session. Most are minorities. Activities and photos are captured below in chronological order.
The session started with an introduction of presenters by Dr. Bun Yue, the current chair of Computer Science program at UHCL. Bun then presented a talk on "Why computing?" to highlight the decency of computing job careers.
Bun Yue discussed the higher income and lower unemployment rate of higher education attainment.