BEYOND OUR HALLS: STEM leaders and team players

New STEM organization led by PN-G pair

It didn’t take long for Britney Brevell and Stephanie Barron to make their mark in college.

The Class of 2020 Top 10 graduates are at the top of Lamar University’s Women in STEM, a new student organization “striving for the advancement of equality for women” in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

The duo thought of the idea on Jan. 30, with the organization getting approved Feb. 10. So far, the group — under the advisement of biology professor Dr. Ashwini S. Kucknoor — has 40 members and counting.

“I started this organization to unite people in promoting equality for women pursuing a job in the STEM field,” Brevell posted on her introductory bio for the group’s Twitter account.

She is the group’s president while Barron is the vice-president. Both are already classified as sophomores, focusing on pre-med studies.





Bost notches two hits, one RBI as Texas A&M avoids sweep with Xavier

The Texas A&M baseball team went 1-2 on the weekend, losing to Xavier 6-10, 0-2 on Saturday before barreling back with a 15-0 drumming of their own Sunday at Blue Bell Park in College Station.

Austin Bost (’18) picked up two hits in Saturday’s second game. He knocked in a run Sunday during the bottom of the first inning while grounding in to a fielder’s choice.

The Aggies (1-2) are back in action with a two-game homestand against Abilene Christian on Tuesday and Wednesday.

SOURCE: Texas A&M Athletics


Adams, Smith contribute in Lamar’s Scrap Yard weekend

Lamar University softball avoided a weekend sweep, winning the second game of a double-header Sunday in the Scrap Yard Blizzard Challenge in Conroe.

Lamar (2-6) defeated Tarleton State, 4-1 in the Cardinals’ finale after falling to North Texas, 0-5, in 5 innings earlier in the day. The team was swept in Saturday’s double-header, falling to Wichita State, 0-19, and North Texas, 1-9 — both in 5 innings.

Freshman Sydnee Adams (’20) went 1-3 on the weekend, picking up a hit in Sunday’s finale and scoring off teammate Hannah Carpenter’s home run in the top of the 5th inning.

Both saw action in the field during both games.

Lamar hosts nationally-ranked Oklahoma State at the LU Softball Complex tomorrow. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. with Game 2 scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

SOURCE: Lamar University Athletics

Lamar University softball players Sydnee Adams (’20), left, and Brooke Smith (’18). (Photo: Stacie Adams) (Stacie Adams/Courtesy)


This is the first installment of BEYOND OUR WALLS. If you have a PN-G High School graduate you’d like to see highlighted, send a submission for consideration to: [email protected]. Be prepared to send in a photo or weblink to help us showcase their accomplishments.