Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

STEM Career Possibilities Speaker Series

In the STEM Center (SE SCOM 231)

Speakers with a broad spectrum of successful STEM careers speak about getting started in the field. Learn more about potential careers, research, education, job outlook, and what sparks interest in the field. Download the flyer.


Date Time Speaker From Specialty
Thur, Jan 14th 11:00 - 12:00 Kyle "The Weather Wizard" Dittmer PCC Meteorology
Thur, Jan 21st 11:00 - 12:00 Elaine Nam Vernier Chemistry
Thur, Jan 28th 11:00 - 12:00 Jeffrey Tyner OHSU Cell Biology (Blood Diseases & Leukemia)
Thur, Feb 4th 11:00 - 12:00 Corey Frazier Intel Mechanical Engineering
Thur, Feb 11th 11:00 - 12:00 Gary Payton PCC Electrical Engineering
Thur, Feb 18th 11:00 - 12:00 Kristen Gore Hewlett Packard Statistics
Thur, Feb 25th 11:00 - 12:00 Cynthia Cooper WSU Vancouver Biology (Melanoma Research)
Thur, March 3rd 11:00 - 12:00 Deborah Lutterschmidt PSU Biology (Neuroendocrine Research)

Innovation and Design: Product Development

In the STEM Center (SE SCOM 231)

Looking for an open forum to share a new idea you have in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Ready to take your product to the next step-- wowing the marketplace? Bring your inventions, ideas, or even just honest feedback to our bimonthly gathering. Hosted at PCC SE in the STEM Center, we have created a space to bring together students, STEM faculty, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and entrepreneurs for "show and tell" and honest feedback. For each event we'll give three individuals 10 minutes to show off your product or share your idea. After you present, it's an open forum. The audience will ask questions and provide feedback, and end with an opportunity to network and connect with academic and/or SBDC resources. Innovation and Design is held on the first Saturday and third Thursday of each month.

Upcoming Meetings:

Saturday, December 5th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, January 2nd from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, February 6th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, March 5th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, April 2nd from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, May 7th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Young Makers Club

Fridays from 3 to 5pm