25TH STEM Lecture Series: Part 1

Date: March 1–26, 2022

Location: Virtual Presentation

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25TH STEM Lecture Series: 

Women Engineers Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on "Women Engineers Providing Healing, Promoting Hope" with guest speakers Dr. Marie-Michelle (Michou) Saint Hubert, SPC Associate Professor of Engineering, Stephanie Cottier, SPC Engineering Faculty and Halah Jaber, SPC Engineering Faculty. Sponsored by the Engineering & Mathematics Department.

About our Guest Speakers

Dr. Marie-Michelle (Michou) Saint Hubert

STEM-Michou-350x425.jpgPresently, Dr. Marie-Michelle (Michou) Saint Hubert is an Associate Professor of Engineering faculty member within the Engineering and Mathematics Department at St Philip’s College (SPC) and serves as the interim Director of the Center of Excellence for Math (COE-M). Before obtaining her Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Saint Hubert graduated from San Antonio College with an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Electronics Technology. She worked as an R & D engineering technician for a modem manufacturing company and later became the Director of manufacturing for a leading video and 3D graphics technology engineering company.

She worked in the industry for over ten years while raising two children before returning to school to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2006. Michou received her Ph.D. from UTSA/UTHSCSA Joint Graduate Program in 2013. Her research involved developing a “smart” targeted drug delivery system and controlled drug release using novel LbL nanoencapsulation technology.

<p<>During her academic career, Dr. Michou has been the Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) founding program director partnering with Toyota, Applied Electrical and Mechanical (AEMT) Department Chair, and the Engineering Program Coordinator. As a Faculty Fellow, Dr. Saint Hubert specialized in Active Learning Styles, assisted faculty in fostering an engaging cooperative learning classroom environment, student team formation, and kept her pulse on emerging technologies.

More importantly, She sees student mentoring as an opportunity to encourage, inspire and empower students to pursue their educational dreams. She has served as a Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Maximizing Access Research Careers (MARC) Peer Mentors Network since 2011. As COE-M interim Director, Dr. Saint Hubert is eager to continue COE-M’s goals to increase student: enrollment, engagement, and success in STEM.

Stephanie Cottier

STEM-SCottier-350x425.jpgStephanie completed her Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at UTSA in 2019, where her research focused on hypersonics and the analysis of shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions. Her research won her first place in the AIAA International Student Competition held during the 2020 SciTech Forum. Prior to teaching at St. Philip’s, she designed and manufactured tooling to aid in the maintenance of turboprop engines at StandardAero in San Antonio. Stephanie currently teaches engineering and mathematics at St. Philip’s College and was the SPC Interim Engineering Coordinator from 2020 to 2021.

Halah Jaber

STEM-HJaber-350x425.jpgMy name is Halah Jaber, and I am an Instructor in the Engineering and Mathematics Department at St. Philip's College and a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering Program at the University of Taxes at San Antonio. In addition, I am a research assistant in the AVS lab at the University of the Incarnate Word. I was born and raised in Baghdad-Iraq and earned my B.SC. And M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Technology in Baghdad, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. I moved to San Antonio in Oct 2015 and worked as part-time faculty at St. Philip's College and the University of the Incarnate Word in 2016-2021. I have experience teaching math and engineering classes for more than 14 years, focusing on Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Differential Equations, Calculus, Engineering Programming, and Engineering Analysis. My research interests are in Control Theory and Machine Learning. My ultimate goal is to establish an applied mathematics and engineering research lab and make it accessible for under representative students. My quote in life is" Act as if it were impossible to fail" by Dorothea Brande.

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Watch the panel discussion and ask questions online from March 1-27, 2022. Then watch the panelist's replies online from March 28-31, 2022.

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