The One Heart Project
Students Audrey Awasom, Fiorella Rayme and Herwina
Allyssa wanted to give back to the community. So the three Enactus
students founded the One Heart Project to teach homeless women job
readiness skills. On Wednesday, the project culminated with the awarding
of certificates to 11 women who had completed the workshop series.
The Office of Congressman Chris Van Hollen awarded the project a congressional citation.
The One Heart Project student project is sponsored by Walmart.
Awasom, Rayme and Allyssa wrote a grant proposal and secured the $1500
Women's Economic Empowerment grant themselves. Then, over a period of
two months, the One Heart team conducted workshops at the Montgomery
Avenue Women's Center on resumes, interviewing skills, managing a budget
Launch Workplaces donated space for the
workshops and the English Department on the Germantown Campus helped to
collect professional clothes for a dress for success workshop.
During the fall semester, several student
organizations sponsored various drives to help collect items for those in need. The Black Student Union donated $529.68 and 8
large storage bins filled with food donations to the Salvation Army and Manna
Food. The Volunteer Club raised $311
which will be used to purchase toys for the Toys for Tots drive. The Muslim Student Association collected 65
large trash bags of clothing and blankets for the Syrian refugees. Thank you students, for making a difference
in this community and around the world!
Project Presented at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Alumnus Alex Petito, the first Montgomery College student
to graduate from the Frostburg B.S. engineering program at Arundel Mills, and
his classmates built a high altitude balloon from the ground up to develop a
recoverable flight system that can serve as a platform for atmospheric measurements
and experiments. In May the team
successfully flew and recovered the instrument package after a 3+ hour flight
and presented their data and images from the flight to NASA at its Goddard
Space Flight Center. Clearly, Alex’s
student capstone project was a huge success.
Two MC Students Spent Their Summer Working in
Germany on Nuclear Physics Experiments
Engineering students, Daniel Albuquerque and Irina Koltsova, were selected
through a competitive application process to travel to Mainz, Germany for the summer
to work on nuclear physics experiments at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI)
facility. They were part of a six-student cohort from Montgomery College, George Washington University, NOVA and
University of VA funded by the George Washington International Research Experiences (IRES) grant.
MC Students Volunteering at STEM
after School Programs
Engineering students at Montgomery College participated in the
Montgomery Engineering Ambassadors and Teachers Program by serving as teachers
and volunteer teaching assistants at STEM after school programs offered at MCPS
middle schools. Funding for this program is provided through EXCEL Beyond
the Bell, an initiative to optimize after school experiences for Montgomery
Engineers Without Borders Partnering Internationally
College chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) worked with the DC
professional chapter of EWB on projects in Hato Rincon, Panama and Santa Clara,
El Salvador. They also participated in the International Conference in
Panama City, Panama, and co-hosted the National Conference of EWB-USA in
To hear more from our students, visit The Globe, the Montgomery College Germantown student newspaper.