A semester of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at San Jacinto College

11.24.2013 | By

First photo: Pasadena Early College High School (PECHS) student, Cassandra Gonzalez, takes part in a chemistry experiment alongside San Jacinto College students, Taylor Treybig (left) and Christina Mendoza (right).

Second photo: Marcus Cantu from Genoa Elementary makes his own Chemistry in a Bag during a recent trip to San Jacinto College science labs.

Third photo: (left to right) Dr. Ann Cartwright, physical science department chair, and Justin Eidson, student, are shown a demonstration on the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid by Malcolm Sadler, geology professor. Sadler helped coordinate the College’s Alternative Fuel Day event, where various fuel efficient vehicles were on display at the Transportation Center.

Fourth photo: San Jacinto College math and engineering professor Nate Wiggins (right) observes as Galena Park ISD students operated a robotics device during the recent STREAM meeting, where visiting eighth-graders collaborated with San Jacinto College students on projects incorporating concepts from the disciplines of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Allied Health, and Math (STREAM). The GPISD students include, from left, Tylar Perkins, Giselle Reyes, and Aatika Rizwan.

Photo package: A semester of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at San Jacinto College

Jeannie Peng-Armao -- November 25, 2013

 

 

PASADENA, Texas – The Fall 2013 semester at San Jacinto College has been one filled with activities promoting the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, also referred to as the STEM fields.

San Jacinto College considers STEM education a high priority due to national student interest declining in science and math. Yet, in the Houston metroplex, 52 percent of STEM jobs require an associate degree, according to The Brookings Institution.

Since its formation, the STEM Council at San Jacinto College has scheduled events throughout this year to engage both students and the community in STEM activities and to educate about the career opportunities in the related fields.

Some of the events have included Engineering Day, where students had the opportunity to meet university representatives from engineering programs across Texas; robotics competitions for the public and our student volunteers; the NASA Microgravity Project; visits from STEM professionals, like Fred Haise, former Apollo 13 astronaut; and participation in community events, like Family Earth Science Festival at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see what all San Jacinto College has to offer in STEM education, visit http://www.sanjac.edu/areas-study.

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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