Bob Brock (center), vice president of the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society, with San Jacinto College students Jennie Ferguson (left) and Antonio Rios (right). Submitted photo
San Jacinto College geology students receive Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society scholarships
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- August 28, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College geology students, Antonio Rios and Jennie Ferguson, recently picked up $1,000 scholarships from the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society.
Both Rios and Ferguson were awarded their scholarships for their active participation as students pursuing careers in mineral sciences. Rios transfers this semester to the University of Houston as a petroleum engineering major. Ferguson is working toward her associate degree in geology at San Jacinto College. Each year, students from the College's science department participate in a rock and mineral show at the Pasadena Convention Center, with booths set up for children to paint fossils, create jewelry with gemstones, and hunt for sharks teeth.
The Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society promotes education and popular interest in the various Earth sciences, in particular to dealing with the art of lapidaries and the science of minerals, fossils and associated fields. Members play an active role in helping the community by supplying books and periodicals that deal with Earth science-related matter to local libraries and schools, as well as give lectures geology, mineralogy, faceting, cabochon making and other related subjects.
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