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.


Scholarship Opportunities

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2017-2018 Scholarship and Fellowship Program is NOW OPEN! Get the support for academic study in science, technology, engineering, and math. Awards are open to a broad range of STEM disciplines. See our Scholarships and Fellowships page for more info!

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Thank you for an inspiring night!

Photo of Julia Betts at Sexism in STEM

For those of you who were able to join us for our first annual Sexism in STEM: Trials, Triumphs & Hope, we want to share how deeply humbled we were by the stories shared by the panelists and participants. It was so inspiring to hear about their experiences, and to connect with such passionate women dedicated to creating a more inclusive, welcoming space in STEM for all. We look forward to building on the relationships we have forged and continue to do this amazing work together!

Picture of Speaker Panel at Sexism in STEM Picture of Candy printed with messages such as 'resist'

In the Learning Garden

Picture of the completed Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

The Learning Garden built a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse! Stop by the Learning Garden to check it out and be a part of this exciting community development.

Check out the Mason Bee emerging from its cocoon! Here at the Learning Garden we are hoping these bees will choose to return and make their homes in our nesting holes. We'll keep you updated with all the Mason Bee action!