The San Jacinto College Steel Band joined forces with Maroon Steel, Texas A&M University’s steel band, on November 18, 2014 for their Fall concert. This was the second time our steel band performed with Maroon Steel, but it was the first time for San Jac to perform at Texas A&M. As you can see by the photo, it was standing room only. Good job!
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Chemistry educators gathered for the 208th Conference of the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3 ) at San Jacinto College on Nov. 14 and 15.
The 2YC3 conference theme was Metacognition: Think About It. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine, author of the New York Times bestseller “Incognito – The Secret Lives of the Brain,” kicked off the conference with his presentation “Livewired: How the brain learns and remembers.”
Pamela J. McInnis, Pasadena Police Department crime laboratory director, followed that evening with “Inside the Crime Lab” during the banquet at Cullins. Dr. Nivaldo Tro, professor of chemistry at Westmont College, presented the next day on “Making Chemistry Relevant.”
Sessions and workshops were held throughout the two days to address “Creativity in the Classroom,” “The 18-Year-Old Brain,” “Instrumentation for Student Laboratories,” “Technology in the Classroom” and other topics related to teaching. Participants also were treated to a tour of the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.
The primary goal of 2YC3 is to provide a professional development conference that affords chemistry educators an opportunity to network and share ideas about innovative and creative ways of integrating current science, pedagogy, and real-world applications into the chemistry curriculum. 2YC3 is a branch of Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information.
San Jacinto College hosted more than 30 STEM events this Fall! Let’s keep it going! Do you have a STEM event planned for Spring 2015 and would like to include it on the STEM Council page? Just visit the STEM Council page and click EVENT FORM to submit your event.
In the meantime, check out photos from this semester’s events in the STEM photo album. Here is a glimpse of Fall 2014 STEM events:
Speaker series: Engineers from industry to speak to students taking STEM subjects
Lunch and Learn series – The Guide: A Biologist in Corongosa by BioInteractive
Perspectives – A discussion of the way we look at things philosophically, mathematically, and psychologically.
Biotechnology program at UHCL informational session
Introduction to Medical Quackery by Dr. Ed Uthman with Brown and Associates Medical Laboratories and president of Texas Society of Pathologists
Stewart Elementary takes a trip to San Jacinto College science and health science labs
Forensic analysis of bones presentation led by San Jacinto College for Sheldon Early College High School students
Students to participate in geoscience activities, including a San Jacinto College robotics demonstration
Alternative Energy Car Show, showcasing cleaner choices in transportation
M.D. Anderson recruiting event
San Jacinto College students to participate in Energy Day
Finding fossils field trip
Guest speaker, Mark Kramer, to present the history of Armand Bayou Nature Center
Mole Day Activities
“I have a degree in chemistry. You want me to tackle that?”
Genoa Elementary fourth-graders to visit San Jacinto College for hands-on science fun
San Jacinto College chemistry students volunteer for National Chemistry Week
“The Many Faces of a Mechanical Engineer” by Bryan Jones
STEM Night at the Houston Academy for International Studies
Armand Bayou Nature Center visit
FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier hosted by San Jacinto College
“The Weight of the Earth’s Atmosphere- A classroom demonstration” by Vince D’Ippolito with LyondellBasell / BASF group panel on professional development
Mechanical Drafting Recruiting Event, Oil States Industries, Inc.
“The Multi-scale Biomolecular Networks Research Experience at Rice University”
Career Cafe, on the spot resume tips and career services
Spotlight on STEM Panel, featuring representatives who work in STEM fields
Spring 2015 registration in the science department
STREAM event, sponsored by LyondellBasell: Will include sessions focusing on science, math, robotics, and reading. Students will tour the nursing Sim lab.
San Jacinto College hosts the 2YC3 National Conference, chemistry
USDA Careers that Impact Lives presentation
Pasadena Early College High School’s visit to San Jacinto College science labs for STEM activities
Partners in STEM Breakfast
Homeschooler STEM event
San Jacinto College students to volunteer at Armand Bayou Nature Center
Submissions for Spring 2015
FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier hosted by San Jacinto College
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program speaker from the University of Texas
FIRST Tech Challenge robotics qualifier
San Jacinto College hosts Regional Secondary Science Fair for Pasadena Independent School District
Engineering Day, featuring visits from universities and industry representatives
FIRST Tech Challenge Southeast Texas Regional Championship
Saul Zarco and Dina Castillo recently traveled with six San Jacinto College students to the Chicano Leadership Summit in Ft. Worth. This event was coordinated by the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The conference featured a number of young professionals and community leaders from across Texas who presented their research and work. The goal was to inspire all attendees to become leaders of their communities and to help shape an equal Texas.
“The conference was very eye opening for many of our students, and they left even more inspired to continue their education beyond a bachelor’s degree,” said Saul.
We are happy to announce some exciting changes happening to the look and feel of our SuccessFactors environment. We have upgraded to a new version which has changed the look of the home page. A sample screen shot of the new home page is provided below.
No functionality has changed – everything you are used to doing in SuccessFactors (IPPs, performance management, and SPARK Learning) is still there and will continue to be accessible from the Home drop-down menu in the upper left corner. The ‘To-Do’ list is also still on the home page. (More …)
The San Jacinto College employee photo club will meet on Friday, Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bring your cameras and meet in the first floor lobby of the Health/Science building at the North Campus. For this meeting, we will be “photowalking” the North Campus for portraits, architecture, landscape, and even macro or wildlife photography as you are interested.
We plan to find time at a later meeting to share and discuss the photos taken during this photowalk.
The SJC Employees Photography Club is open to all employees, and relatives. Registration is not required, and there are no membership fees.
On a recent visit to Clear Brook High School (CBHS), the San Jacinto College Men of Honor gave a presentation for a group of CBHS junior and senior students about the organization and how to join.
San Jacinto College shared educational planner, Alexis Alexander, organized the lunch and learn event at CBHS. The lunch and learn presentation consisted of the Men of Honor role call, information about membership requirements, scholarship opportunities, resources provided by the organization, the importance of having a mentor, and a few student success testimonials by a few of the Men of Honor members.
Now at all three campuses, the Men of Honor program is a mentoring program available to all San Jacinto College male students, offering guidance, encouragement, and support. Some activities include regular meetings, guest speaker forums, community service projects, and participation in regional, state, and national conferences. The program also incorporates some academic coursework. For more information on the Men of Honor program, contact program director, Ron Hopkins at email@example.com.
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Recently, the South Campus Lyceum Committee welcomed Harvard Law Professor, Jon Hanson, for a guest lecture entitled, “A Hundred Unseen Forces: The Hidden Roots of Inequality.” After the lecture, several students representing different student organizations on South Campus were invited for a lunch with Hanson. Overall, the event was a great success, and the students had great conversations during their one-on-one lunch.