GCC: Maker Faire will showcase student projects

The Glendale Community College's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will sponsor the third annual Maker Faire from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 17 on the San Gabriel Plaza and Plaza Vaquero on campus.

The society and the college's robotics and engineering programs will host the event, which will include area college and high school students showcasing their original projects. Hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or the STEM fields, as well as career information sessions and lectures will be offered.


A continental breakfast and lunch will be served at this free event.

For registration information, visit

Science lecture speaker is GCC graduate

"Exploring Nature's Rainbow: The Evolution of Color Diversity in Red-Eyed Tree Frogs" will be presented at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the college's Cimmarusti Science Center, Room 177, as part of the school's science lecture series.

The speaker will be Maria Akopyan, a first-year doctoral student in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. An alumna of Glendale Community College, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology from UCLA in 2013 and a master's degree in biology from CSUN in 2017.

Admission is free. Go to for more information on the science lecture series.

Open registration for spring semester continues

Open registration for the spring 2018 semester at Glendale Community College continues through Thursday. The spring semester begins on Tuesday. There are still openings in some courses. To find classes, go to New students must submit an application for admission online before registering for courses.

The college offers many courses in visual and performing arts. The courses can be taken as part of a certificate program, for transfer, to fill general education requirements or simply for personal enrichment.