Resources for STEM Faculty

For STEM Faculty

STEM faculty at HCC have many years of teaching experience. They attend workshops, seminars and conferences to continuously update their teaching skills. They have developed innovative techniques, learned new technologies, and interacted with their peers to help students complete their educational career at HCC.

As STEM faculty, this website is for you!

At this site, you will find information on events and useful links that may help you....and help your students.



STEM Research Opportunities

Rice University Nanotechnology Summer Research Program

Rice University each year invites Community College faculty and students to participate in nanotechnology summer research program.
Faculty are placed in a Rice faculty's research laboratory and assigned a graduate or post-doctoral student mentor.
The research groups have weekly meetings to discuss research experience.
Faculty also get to participate in symposium and workshops to share their research projects and lesson plans.

There is a stipend of $6,000 provided after the completion of the program.

For faculty, the schedule is 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, June 8 - July 17 (6 weeks) 
For students, the program will be 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, June 1 - August 7 (10 weeks)
For more information, go to »


Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) for Faculty and Students

The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas. In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member.

Selected faculty and students receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance.
The Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration between May and August timeframe.

For more information and application, click here.

Applications in the past have closed in January for the following summer.