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  • andrea.vasquez 5:28 pm on October 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Mystical Arts of Tibet   

    Mystical Arts of Tibet at San Jacinto College Nov. 9-13 

    The San Jacinto College South Campus Lyceum Committee and PTK Alpha Gamma Zeta Chapter invite you to experience the Mystical Arts of Tibet featuring the Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery throughout the week of November 9 – 13.

    The free weeklong event will begin on Monday, Nov. 9, with a vibrant opening ceremony featuring music and chants performed by the monks for the preparation of the mandala sand painting. Throughout the week, students, faculty, and the general public are invited to watch the monks create the sacred mandala using millions of grains of colored sand painstakingly placed on an intricate pattern. The week will also consist of lectures and sand painting activities open to the public. The culminating closing ceremony on Friday, Nov. 13, will be another visually dramatic event where the monks will sweep away the completed mandala design as a symbolic gesture of the impermanence of life. Half of the colored sands will be distributed among the audience.

    All ceremonial events, mandala creation, and lectures will be held at the San Jacinto College South Campus in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Building 15) atrium and auditorium. The South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. See flyer for more details.

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  • wpadmin 5:14 pm on October 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Hundreds of school children attend the STEM Expos at San Jacinto College! 

    San Jacinto College hosted two STEM Expos within two weeks at the North and Central Campuses to give hundreds of students from Pasadena and Galena Park ISDs the chance to participate in hands-on STEM activities. These events were part of a collaboration with Communities in Schools-Afterschool Centers of Education (ACE) and supported by an American Chemical Society grant, which was awarded to Dr. Rachel Garcia for the funding the STEM Expos.

    There were approximately 25 stations at each STEM Expo and included activities like mega-sized Jenga, FTC robotics and humanoids, under-water robotics, gak,  shrinky dinks, chemistry in a bag, gaming, physics experiments, skewer a balloon, and learning about the human skeleton and dinosaur fossils. San Jacinto College students, staff, and faculty members all pitched in to make this event a success and to give students from Pasadena and Galena Park an unforgettable STEM experience that they’ll remember for years to come.

    Who knows? Maybe we’ll see them again in the future … in our classrooms!

    Check out all of the STEM Expo photos on the San Jacinto College Flickr page!

    Here’s a preview–

    These events were sponsored by the San Jacinto College STEM Council.

  • wpadmin 9:05 am on October 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    STEM scholarships and internships. Deadline approaching! 

    Do you know students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? If so, San Jacinto College offers a variety of STEM scholarship and internship opportunities. Deadlines are approaching. Students may access scholarship information and application instruction at sjcd.academicworks.com. Please pass along the following information to students.

    Thank you,

    The San Jacinto College STEM Council



    STEM scholarships and Opportunities

    San Jacinto College offers scholarships to assist students who are pursuing education and career training in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

    The Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation Scholars (LSAMP) Program

    • The program, funded through the National Science Foundation, is designed to increase the number of minority students graduating with baccalaureate degrees in STEM and to better prepare them for graduate degrees. Students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT), mathematics, physics, and related areas and who meet the selection criteria are eligible to apply. Recipients are awarded $700 per semester.

    The Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program

    • This scholarship program is funded through grants provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The program supports qualified, high-achieving full-time students enrolled in courses or degree programs that lead to careers in STEM. The College awards approximately 100 T-STEM scholarships per year, at amounts depending on the number of hours a student is taking. Maximum amount per year is $2,500.

    The SJC-STEM Scholarship Program

    • This scholarship program offers merit scholarships based on past and continued student performance in specific instructional programs. Students in their second year are encouraged to apply. Recipients selected will receive $500 for full-time course load or $250 per semester for part-time course load.

    San Jacinto College Chemistry Scholarship at the Central Campus

    • The intent of the scholarship is to help students who are interested in a STEM field, afford college. Award amounts vary.

    C2 STEM Transitions- NASA Grant Scholarship

    • This scholarship is geared toward students who have an interest in pursuing degrees for the aerospace industry and other STEM-related fields. Part-time students are eligible to receive a minimum of $500 per semester, and full-time students are eligible to receive a minimum of $1,250 per semester.

    For more information about STEM scholarships at San Jacinto College, visit https://sjcd.academicworks.com/opportunities.

    NASA Internships

    NASA internships are paid educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for undergraduate community college students. These internships integrate participants with NASA mentors to engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. Participants leverage NASA’s unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals. NASA internships are full time and conducted at 1 of 10 NASA facilities.

    Application DEADLINE

    Spring internship applications are accepted: 06/02/2015 – 11/09/2015

            Summer internship applications are accepted: 11/10/2015 – 03/01/2016

    For more information on eligibility & to apply, please visit:


    For specific questions, please contact:  Dr. Janis Fowler at janis.c.fowler@nasa.gov or Kelly Anderson at kelly.m.anderson@nasa.gov

    NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Program

    Community college students interested in exploring a STEM career at NASA can apply to become a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar.

    Scholars learn about past, present and future Mars mission in a 5-week online session. Scholars who successfully complete the web-based activities may be eligible for a 3-day workshop at NASA, where they will:

    • Work on a team project directed by NASA engineers
    • Attend briefings by NASA engineers and scientists
    • Tour NASA facilities
    • Open the door to a world of career possibilities at NASA!

    Visit the NCAS website for additional details: http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/

    Please contact Dr. Janis Fowler with additional questions at (281) 792-8680 or email Janis.Fowler@sjcd.edu.

    Rice University Summer Undergraduate Research Program

    Interested in research training in biosciences and bioengineering at Rice University? This 10-week summer program provides a creative opportunity for students to develop innovative biotechnological ideas; leadership, mentorship and social retreats; special seminars and career development workshops; stipend and travel support; on-campus housing; a research poster symposium; and an ethics and responsible conduct of research discussion seminar. Find out more information and application dates and requirements here.

  • andrea.vasquez 1:34 pm on October 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: NTHS   

    NTHS inducts 22 new members 

    The South campus National Technical Honor Society inducted 22 new members at it’s Fall ceremony Oct. 19. South Campus NTHS President Cory Shaub was honored with an Excellence Award for Oustanding Achievement As A Member and President of NTHS. Congratulations to all the new members!

  • amanda.fenwick 3:19 pm on October 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Early Voting Begins Today! 

    Election-Day-Early VotingEarly voting for the upcoming November 3 election starts today, Monday, October 19. The early voting period will end on Friday, October 30.

    Voting is the simplest way to shape our region and influence government. Please share this voting information with your colleagues, friends and neighbors.

    Important voting dates to remember include:

    • October 19, 2015: First day of early voting
    • October 23, 2015: Last day to apply for ballot by mail
    • October 30, 2015: Last day of early voting
    • November 3, 2015: Election Day

    To find your polling location, or for other important information, visit votehouston.org. VoteHouston.org is a project of the Greater Houston Partnership that compiles relevant election and voter information in one location in an effort to increase voter participation across the region.

  • amanda.fenwick 10:33 pm on October 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Information regarding bond yard signs 

    Many employees have asked where / how they can receive a bond sign for their yards. Please visit the Friends of San Jac Facebook page for information.

    For information about the upcoming San Jacinto College bond referendum, visit the bond information website.

    Thank you!

    • Sherron Lux 8:50 am on October 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Please provide the correct link to the Bond Information Website. Thank you.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:13 am on October 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    20th Annual SJC Foundation Golf Tournament 

    The San Jacinto College Foundation celebrated its 20th annual golf tournament with host Andy Pettitte at the Golf Club of Houston on Oct. 9. Here are some photos of the day.

  • andrea.vasquez 11:04 am on October 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Daddy Daughter Do’s and Don’ts Hairstyle Workshop 

    The South Campus cosmetology students held a Daddy Daughter Dos and Don’ts Hairstyle Workshop in order to help dads become more familiar with some of the basic hairstyle techniques for their little girls. All the dads picked up some great tips from the cosmetology students and learned a few ways to style a bun for their daughters. The next workshop will be held on Oct. 24. Contact the South Campus salon at 281-992-3406 for more information.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:50 am on October 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    SJC Student Conference 

    The South Campus College Preparatory and Student Services Department recently held their first student conference on Oct. 9. 2015. Students were welcomed by keynote speaker, Leonard Geddes, associate dean of co-curricular programs, director of the learning commons at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC, and creator of the LearnWell Projects. The morning was then followed by various breakout sessions on enhancing your soft skills, college and workplace skills, dressing professionally in the workplace, emotional IQ, keys to success in college, information on the Men of Honor and Women of Integrity organizations, professionalism in the workplace, and communication in the workplace. Students also attended a resource fair featuring several College programs and student services including business administration, computer information technology, CPD, industrial technology, student life, real estate, and local business EcoLab Recruiting.

  • andrea.vasquez 10:35 am on October 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: World Rabies Day   

    World Rabies Day 2015 

    The South Campus recently held their annual World Rabies Day low-cost pet vaccination event. Lots of pet owners, including San Jac staff and faculty, brought their dogs and cats for their annual vaccinations and visits with San Jac volunteers. Thank you to our own Dr. Adam Eiler, College volunteers, and Dr. Susan Pickle and staff from the Alvin-Friendswood Veterinary Clinic for another great year!

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