San Jacinto College – The National Science Foundation (Award # 2122214) has funded AIM for STEM, a collaborative effort between San Jacinto College and Rice University. A core component of AIM (Acceleration In Mathematics) for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is the creatiof a Summer Institute in Mathematics facilitated by Rice University’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity.

 

 

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Students start STEM strong, thanks to San Jac, Rice grant

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By improving the quality of the undergraduate experience in developmental courses for STEM majors, the proposed strategy will retain students in STEM fields and increase the number of students earning A.S. degrees at San Jacinto College. This effort will develop 36 AIM pilot courses and impact 44 faculty plus a total of 900 AIM students. With the potential of grade improvement in developmental math, there is a cost benefit effect on student credit costs, a reduction in the number of general studies credits students must pay for. AIM for STEM seeks to discover and implement effective ways to decrease the underrepresentation of racial and cultural minorities in STEM degree programs and careers, addressing a well-recognized problem of critical national importance (National Academies of Sciences, 2011).

 

Name

Title

Institution

Email Address

Dr. Laurel Williamson

SJC Deputy Chancellor & President

San Jacinto College

Dr. Rachel Garcia

AIM for STEM Grant PI

San Jacinto College

Rachel.Garcia@sjcd.edu

Dr. Richard Tapia

AIM for STEM Grant, CoPI

Rice University

Dr. Jackeline Webb

AIM for STEM Grant, CoPI

San Jacinto College

Jackeline.Webb@sjcd.edu

Dr. Paul Hand

Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, Director

Rice University

Dr. Leticia Velazquez

Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education

Rice University

Karen Kassekert

Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education

Rice University

Maria Mosley

Grant Part-Time Assistant

San Jacinto College

Maria.Mosley@sjcd.edu

Quan Vu

Grant Part-Time Assistant

San Jacinto College

Quan.Vu@sjcd.edu

Participants (First Cohort)

Name

Campus

Professor Aurora Alvarez

SJC South Campus

Professor Eliud Castillo

SJC North Campus

Professor Kate Dinwiddie

SJC North Campus

Professor Kristen Foxley

SJC South Campus

Professor Carolyn Harnsberry

SJC South Campus

Professor Kei Hayashi

SJC South Campus

Professor Douha Kelibi

SJC South Campus

Professor Sandra McCurdy

SJC South Campus

Professor Abigail Payne

SJC South Campus

Professor Eduardo Rossi

SJC South Campus

Dr. Shannon Solis

SJC Generation Park