Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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The STEM Center

Empowering K-12, college students and the community by creating a pathway to college and career success by utilizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

CA Students in BI 112 SE Students in CH 221 perform dilutions for a spectroscopy lab classroom of students watching a robot student working with machining equipment SE Campus BI 231 Students identify landmarks of the human skullLearning about Anatomy and Physiology on the SE Campus students watching a robot competition presentation by ohsu slide of an organmeterologist presenting to group booth with STEM materials doing an experiment group watching a presentation jessica howard and guest holding a book called Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States

PCC provides and strengthens opportunities for Portland-area students in STEM education.

STEM fields –

  • sciences,
  • technology,
  • engineering, and
  • mathematics

– are recognized for their importance in the technological advancement of societies and for their increasing role in the workforce of the future. Emphasizing innovation and critical thinking, STEM skills are increasingly important in order to succeed in a knowledge-based economy.



Join the Southeast Engineering Club and the STEM Center for a day-long event in celebration of National Engineering Week! February 22nd 11am - 4pm

  • Hands-on Activities
  • Info about Engineering at PCC
  • Engineering advisors from PCC, OIT, PSU, and more
Photo of raised beds being constructed On February 2nd, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. brought a group of students to build the raised beds for the new Learning Garden! If you have never heard of OTI, they are "dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship." They have great hands-on, 7-week training classes that prepare women for high-skill, high-wage careers in construction. Our Learning Garden project was an opportunity for them to learn new skills while we got new raised beds. This means we'll soon be able to fill these beds with soil and veggies! Our first work party will be on 2/22 from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Learning Garden. Come for however long you can and join in! Email the Learning Garden for more details, but expect to hear more from us soon. Big thanks to OTI! Thanks as well to our PCC-SE student, Allan Drake, who shot this great photo for a class project!
Student doing research Interested in marine science or climate change? Take a look at the many new summer research opportunities open to PCC students! See our Scholarships and Fellowships page for more info!
Photo of new shed

Check out the Learning Garden's new shed! The installation of Southeast Campus' new learning garden is underway, with raised beds and a geodesic greenhouse on the way. Situated west of Administration Hall, check out the progress as Southeast adds a comprehensive outdoor learning space.

Interested in spring planting? Let us know! To get involved, or for questions, contact our Learning Garden Coordinator, Arielle Solomon at arielle.solomon@pcc.edu