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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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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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New courses taking drone training to new heights

Drones, they’ve played a secret weapon in military defense and were recently used to maneuver around hard-to-reach areas to find people during Hurricane Harvey.

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Sixth-graders to take over for two-day Mind Trekkers STEM festival

For two days, 4,500 sixth-graders will funnel through experiment lines at San Jacinto College to participate in activities that will have them taking a closer look at the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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