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  • amanda.fenwick 4:32 pm on March 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Baseball Military Appreciation Game 

    Join the baseball team in recognizing and supporting our nation’s military. The team will host Coastal Bend College on March 20 at 6 p.m.



  • amanda.fenwick 10:27 am on March 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    March Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights 

    At the March 5, 2018, Board of Trustees meeting, the Board recognized and celebrated this year’s Honoraria recipients. The 2017-2018 recipients are as follows:


    • Timothy Banks, Program Director, Culinary Arts, North Campus. Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon on South Campus featured Food as edible art which is the substance of creative arts with food science.
    • Ina Richarte, Senior Administrative Assistant, Director of Campus Services. Created the Campus Services Part Time Adjunct Onboarding Process to help streamline the hiring process.


    • Brian Piana, Professor, Art & Design, South Campus. Blocks Exhibition at The Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University, College Station. 
    • Susan Eason, Professor, Accounting, South Campus. Research Findings were presented as a Best Practice teaching methodology at six venues.  Five through San Jacinto College as well as at the National Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
    • Carla Garrett, Professor, College Preparatory, North Campus. Published Journal for Liberal Arts and Sciences that examined the increase in use of web-based resources within traditional classrooms.
    • Barbara Schumacher, Professor, Biology, Central Campus. Created a Lab Manual that will be available as a PDF File on Blackboard for all BIOL 1109 Lab Sections at Central Campus to help reduce the cost to students and to help personalize the documents for San Jacinto College use.
    • Patricia Steinke, Professor, Biology, Central Campus. Created a Lab Manual that will be available as a PDF File on Blackboard for all BIOL 1108 Lab Sections at Central Campus to help reduce the cost to students and to help personalize the documents for San Jacinto College use. 
    • John Thornburg, Professor, English, Central Campus. Published the Article “The Tropes of Beowulf as Revealed by Aristotle’s Theory of Metaphor, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Deep Case Roles.”


    • Jamie Williams, Professor, Dance, South Campus. Developed the Artists for Hope charity event. The event hosted master classes and concerts that helped raise funds for local charities.

    Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

    • Becky Martinez 10:44 am on March 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful that so many diverse events were highlighted and rewarded! Congratulations to all the honorees!

  • melissa.trevizo 2:30 pm on March 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    SJC Thinking and Beyond design contest 

    Calling all students!

    San Jacinto College is preparing to launch our new Quality Enhancement Plan: Thinking and Beyond, and we need your help in creating a design for this exciting initiative!

    If you have a creative idea for a possible design, click here to see the rules and to submit your design. You could even be PAID if your design is chosen!

    Please email thinking@sjcd.edu if you have any questions.

  • wpadmin 2:52 pm on March 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Southeast Texas FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Regional Robotics Championship 

    ~ Submitted by Cheryl Mott and Sharon Sledge

    San Jacinto College recently hosted the Southeast Texas FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Regional Robotics Championship. It was a huge success! Thank you to Van Wigginton, Dr. Ann Cartwright and Ryan Martinets for joining us at the opening ceremonies. As fun as throwing all those balls into the stands, it was only a prelude to the great experience everyone had that day.

    Special thanks to David LeMaster for the photos: davidjlemaster.smugmug.com/Robotics-Competition

    We have listed information about the Southeast Texas FTC event/program below.

    Impact stats:

    ·        36 high school and middle school teams  participated in the regional championship, bringing approximately 400 people from outside San Jacinto College to the Central Campus. They came from Palacios, College Station, Friendswood, Pearland, Bay City, Port Lavaca, Hamshire, Conroe, Willis, and many teams from the greater Houston area.

    ·        A homeschool team, No. 8668,  had three San Jacinto College dual credit students on it and will be advancing to the South Super Regional Championship in Athens, Georgia on March 8-10, 2018. Last year this team advanced to the World Championship in Houston.

    ·        More than 22 San Jacinto College faculty participated in the championship event, four of which have participated the entire season.

    ·        There were over 20 outside professional volunteers who served as referees and judges.

    ·        More than 37 San Jacinto College students served as volunteers for this event.

    ·        Assistance was provided by John Maslonka and all of his departments as well as IT, police, and the student TSTA club (manned the concession stand) – THANKS – we could not and would not want to do it without you!

    ·        For the entire FTC season, throughout all of SE TX, there are over 1,500 volunteer San Jacinto College faculty and student hours involved in assisting over 1,000 robotics students in the program.

    Background on the program at San Jacinto College:

    ·       San Jacinto College has been involved with the International US-FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition for Science and Technology) Tech Challenge program since 2010, serving as an Affiliate Partner for the FTC program since 2011.

    ·        The SE TX region has grown to working with over 100 teams from high school, middle school and home school programs.

    ·        The San Jacinto College 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 San Jacinto College during February with the Super-Regional Championship in Athens, Georgia in March.  The season concludes with the World Championship that is held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center, April 18-21, 2018.

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to make this season successful – so far.  Dr. Allatia Harris, we are especially grateful for all your support and encouragement!  We still have the Super-Regional Championship and the World Championship tournaments to go.

    If you want to see an impressive sight, join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center in April to see more than a 1,000 volunteers and over 10,000 students from 42 countries participate in all the FIRST programs (students from 6 years old to high school) – it is a testimony to the future of STEM.

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