August 13, 2015
St. Philip's College News
SPC Students Receive Robotics Camp Student Awards
Three SPC students are recipients of $954 Robotics Camp Student Awards. The awards are Title III stipends for STEM students. Jonathan De La Garza (engineering concentration), Ruben Perales (engineering concentration), and Elia Hernandez are the recipients. De La Garza and Perales intend to transfer to UTSA this fall. Hernandez is a STEM dual credit senior at TolTech T-STEM Academy in the Edgewood Independent School District. All three students were staff members of the SPC Science and Math Summer Academy that designed to promote a college-going culture among local children.
SPC Leaders Attend Symposium and Awards Ceremony
Dr. Loston and several members of the campus leadership attended the Second Annual CIMA-LSAMP Symposium and Awards Ceremony, Aug. 7, recognizing the accomplishments of four SPC students and 27 additional Alamo Colleges’ students. The CIMA Alliance (Ciencia, Ingeniería, y Matemáticas Aliados, or Alliance for Science, Engineering and Mathematics) summer program in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas A&M University-San Antonio offered undergraduate research opportunities to minority students interested in STEM fields. SPC is the lead college for the CIMA-LSAMP program broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM majors. Sample research projects include Serial Manipulator for an Assistive Floor Cleaning Robot, Visualization of EEG Data and Influence of precipitation, temperature, and wind speed on mosquito populations in residential areas of San Antonio, Texas.
SPC Faculty Member Interviewed about Toyota Program
On June 24 at SPC, Dr. Marie-Michelle Saint Hubert, Chair of the Applied Electrical and Mechanical Technology department at SPC and Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technology-Toyota, provided an interview to support the KSAT television news report Toyota moving corporate headquarters to Texas. The SPC subject matter expert was sought for comment in her capacity as director of the nationally-recognized Advanced Manufacturing Technology-Toyota program that was cited by Toyota leaders who addressed the press on the firm's 2015 relocation from California to Texas.
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