‘Partners in STEM’ to be on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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‘Partners in STEM’ to be on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Jeannie Peng-Armao -- November 14, 2013

 

 

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College invites the public to the STEM Council kickoff event, “Partners in STEM,” on Nov. 22 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about how San Jacinto College is developing initiatives to increase student interest and educational opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Formed this year, the STEM Council strives to increase awareness of education and career opportunities in STEM by sponsoring activities open to the public throughout the year, working with community members to promote STEM fields to K-12 students, and forming partnerships with universities and industries for workforce training and education. In the Houston metroplex, 52 percent of the STEM jobs require an associate degree, according to The Brookings Institution. In result, San Jacinto College considers STEM education a high priority because local industries are asking for more workers with skills in these areas, according to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

The “Partners in STEM” event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at www.sanjac.edu/STEM-registration. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in Houston.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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