SJC named 1 of 3 Hispanic Serving Institution award recipients
San Jacinto College is one of three Texas Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to be designated a recipient of the Excellence in Retention and Transition for Hispanic Serving Institutions award by Texas A&M University for its engineering sciences associate degree program.
Each award recipient institution receives a $1,500 award and an invitation to present at Texas A&M University’s HSI Mid Years Engineering Experience Conference (MYEEC). The international conference focuses on the middle years between engineering students’ first year and the final year, which includes an emphasis on sophomore retention, and discipline specific and professional preparation in their junior year.
Both Andrew Vines, San Jacinto College South Campus department chair for chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics, and Dr. Karen Duston, San Jacinto College South Campus engineering program coordinator and professor, presented their paper, “Instilling Student Confidence,” which highlighted successful student success strategies of the College’s engineering sciences associate degree program including confidence in the engineering program, confidence in student support, and confidence in completion of the program and successful matriculation into a four-year engineering program.