College to host psychology expo

10.16.2013 | By Rob Vanya

Psychology expo

San Jacinto College psychology professor Jennifer McNally (center) observes as students Deborah Hargrave (left) and Tisha Pruneda collaborate on a poster that will be on display at the upcoming psychology expo. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

College to host psychology expo

Rob Vanya -- October 16, 2013


HOUSTON – San Jacinto College will host a psychology expo to allow students to showcase class projects and to provide information about psychological topics.

The expo will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, and Thursday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., each day. The event will be held at the San Jacinto College North Campus in the Monument Room, located on the second floor of the Slovacek Student Center, 5800 Uvalde Road.

The event is free and open to the public. Tri-fold posters created by San Jacinto College students will be on display at the expo. There will be approximately 200 projects on display and the student projects are based on current research. Poster topics include mental illness; substance abuse; and, sexual orientation and family issues such as divorce and its affect on children. Some students have incorporated service learning into their project, volunteering at community-based agencies. First, second and third place awards will be presented to students based on creativity, content and overall presentation.

Also presenting will be San Jacinto College elementary statistics students. Teams of researchers surveyed students about time management skills, texting while driving, and attractiveness expectations in a mate. All findings will be compared to previous published research.

Darla Rocha, San Jacinto College psychology professor and North Campus behavioral sciences department chair, said students look forward to sharing what they have learned with others. “The expo gives students opportunities to showcase psychological topics while demonstrating creative skills,” she said.

Since the expo began in 2007, general psychology students have participated by displaying their original work on poster boards with related research papers.

There will be a table with information about psychology and mental health professions at the expo. Instructors will be available to provide information about psychology and mental health degrees and certificates. San Jacinto College offers psychology courses at all three campuses.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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