STEM Lecture Series presents: Mr. Herbert Pennick

Date: October 19, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: MLK Heritage Room

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All are invited to join us for the Fall 2018 STEM Lecture Series featuring guest speaker: Mr. Herbert Pennick, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, St. Philip's College, Ret.

Lunch will be served at 11:00 AM on a first come, first served basis.


Mr. Pennick is a west side San Antonio native and Fox Tech High school graduate. He has been married 50 years to Gennethel Pennick. They have two adult daughters, Anissa Pennick and Adrienne Blocker (husband Tyrone) and one grandson, Collin Blocker.

Herbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Texas A & I University, Kingsville Texas, and a Master Science in Engineering Science from St. Mary's University, San Antonio Texas. He has also done extensive graduate work in Mathematics at Texas A & I, St. Mary's and at UTSA. He is a past member of Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and a Life Member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Mr. Pennick started his service to St. Philip's College as an Adjunct faculty member in the Fall of 1990 and served in that capacity until coming on fulltime for the Fall semester 2002. During his tenure at St. Philip's, Herb served on college and District level committees and subcommittees, taught college level and developmental Math courses, served as Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM Presidential Scholars Project Grant and the NSF HBCU-UP Project GeNex Grant, and served on an NSF panel, in Washington D.C., that evaluated S-STEM proposals.

Also, Herbert served as a member of the 2009 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board advisory committee that developed the curriculum for "The Statewide Mechanical Engineering Transfer Compact ", which became a template for the Engineering programs in Texas Community Colleges.  He Initiated and implemented the St. Philip's College Engineering Program, served as Engineering Coordinator of that program and as St. Philip's College Member on the District Engineering Discipline Team.

In support of the NSF grants and the Engineering and Science programs at St. Philip's, Mr. Pennick started, developed, and coordinated the Fall and Spring STEM Lecture Series. He also took STEM scholars to local professional meetings and technical lectures, provided grant funding for and accompanied STEM students to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers International conference in Houston and provided grant funding for STEM Club students to tour NASA Johnson Space Center in the Houston area.

Prior to joining St. Philip's College fulltime, Herbert ran his own consulting company and also worked at Southwest Research Institute as a Research Mathematician and Senior Research Engineer and had worked more than thirty years in contract research and development. His responsibilities and duties included mathematical modeling and analyses of various engineered systems, technical and financial management of projects, technical proposal writing and project cost estimating; making presentations to sponsors and at technical meetings and workshops. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical reports and published papers.