Collegewide STEM Expos and outreach activities highlight fall 2016
12.07.2016 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur
PASADENA, Texas – Fall semester is no ordinary time at San Jacinto College. The College’s STEM Council sponsors dozens of events across the campuses and throughout Harris County.
In fall 2016, events included outside speakers from universities and industry, the Gulf Coast Consortium Chemistry Conference, Artificial Intelligence Technology Club activities with University of Houston-Clear Lake and robotics competitions. The College hosted three STEM Expos in partnership with Communities in Schools - Joint Venture for hundreds of school children to participate in activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. San Jacinto College students also had opportunities to demonstrate experiments to visiting elementary school students and Pasadena Early College High School students as part of STEM service learning.
Photos from these events can be found by visiting the San Jacinto College STEM Flickr page.
Coming up in spring 2017, the College will do it all again, plus host Pasadena Independent School District’s annual science fair on Jan. 27 and help coordinate Lomax Elementary’s Family Science Night in February. For updates on all STEM activities at San Jacinto College, visit the STEM Council page.
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, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.