News and Notes from around the College

$8.7 million grant awarded to train 1,250 workers The United States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an $8.7 million grant to San Jacinto College and partners for training that will move more people into the

The Wonder Women: Cultivating Curiosity in STEM

For decades, women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields have been overshadowed simply due to preconceived gender differences. Even today, interest in STEM careers among young girls starts dwindling in middle school. Stereotypes, lack

Tackling the “M” in STEM

Math professor helps students conquer “Mathphobia” There are very few people that wake up in the morning excited to solve equations or graph points on a coordinate plane. You almost certainly wouldn’t count most math students in

Ringing in 2016 with the opening of the Maritime Technology and Training Center

The 45,000-square-foot facility will serve as the College’s fourth campus There’s already something to celebrate for the 2016 New Year – the opening of the new 45,000-square-foot Maritime Technology and Training Center, San Jacinto College’s fourth campus

Initiative matters most when working in maritime

More women have career opportunities in maritime as industry evolves Capt. Carol Curtiss and Capt. Amy Arrowood have traveled the world as mariners. They know what it’s like to be one of a few women on board

Constructing your own path

Engineering Design Graphics faculty inspires students For Mary Ann Blake (AIA), being one of the only females in her university’s architecture program was never an issue. Even now in her engineering design graphics classes, while females are

Meet the ‘dynamic duo’ female welding instructors

The best man for the job might be a woman San Jacinto College’s Emily Choate and Amber Tyler are breaking stereotypes and demonstrating that women can excel in the male-dominated welding industry. The education and career paths

Meet Bonnie, a ‘virtual’ woman in STEM

CareerFocus: Our focus in this issue is women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Do you really fit in that category? Bonnie: Well, let’s see. My name is Bonnie. I love to dance, and I can

Computer science community

Computer science is still one of the most underrepresented STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields when it comes to the number of women employed in the industry. According to a January article in National Geographic, the

The STEM behind automotive repair

More knowledge can equal a faster and more efficient repair Sarah Heasty is an automotive rock star. The recent San Jacinto College graduate was recognized for passing all eight areas of the automobile Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Educational planners help students make smooth, seamless transfers

Many students start at San Jacinto College with plans to transfer to four-year universities, so San Jacinto College makes that process easy and seamless with flexible transfer plans that meet the requirements of most upper level institutions.

Spending retirement teaching future process operators

Stewart began her career as one of three women at her plant One glance at the process technology field will reveal that there are slightly more men working as operators than women, but that is changing. Cheryl

Your Community’s College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an

Message from the Chancellor

Hello San Jacinto College friends and supporters! I have had the honor and privilege of serving as San Jacinto College Chancellor for more than six years now, and I always tell people I meet that I have