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The STEM Council

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The STEM Council at San Jacinto College strives to increase awareness of education and career opportunities related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Council sponsors STEM activities throughout the College and the region, as Houston ranks among the top ten cities for STEM careers. The Council works with community members to promote the STEM fields, while forging strong partnerships with universities and industries for further education and workforce training.

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics at San Jac

Cowboy kid & friend at Robotics displayThirty-six high school and middle school teams recently participated in the Southeast Texas FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Robotics Championship. They came from Palacios, College Station, Friendswood, Pearland, Bay City, Port Lavaca, Hamshire, Conroe, Willis, and many teams from the greater Houston area. More than 37 San Jacinto College students in STEM served as volunteers for this event, in addition to dozens of volunteers and faculty members. 


San Jacinto College has served as the Affiliate Partner for the FTC program since 2011.  The FTC robotics season starts in September with a Kick Off event that sees over 400 students/coaches/adults on campus.  This is followed by workshops, scrimmages, League Meets, and League Championships hosted throughout the SE TX region.  The Regional Championship is hosted at SJC during February with the Super-Regional Championship in Athens, GA in March. The season concludes with the World Championship held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center on April 18-21, 2018.


Visit the complete photo gallery from the championship >>


girls at robotics championship  kids displaying robotics

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From football to space exploration, student eyes career with NASA

Eric Mendez would describe his former self as a high school football player focused on the field rather than in the classroom. However, all that changed after he attended an Aerospace Academy event.

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Students join the ranks of university undergraduate research

A bomb technician, a welder and a former third-grade teacher were among the 33 San Jacinto College students who displayed research at the College’s first district-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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STEM kits given to local classrooms affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dow Chemical Company and San Jacinto College joined forces this semester to replenish supplies in science classrooms across the Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Sheldon and Pasadena Independent School Districts after losses the schools suffered from Hurricane Harvey.

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