At PCC, we pride ourselves on exploring out-of-the-box ways to ignite a collaborative culture of innovation. At each of our campuses, we provide spaces outside the classroom for students and community members to discover your passion for Making, and learn valuable skills you can apply to your future career. What exactly is STEM, STEAM, and CTE? Find out how PCC defines them and their connection to Making.
Whether in a garden, an art gallery, or a computer lab, you have the opportunity to discover your inner Maker.
Build. Create. Innovate.
Virtual Reality Development Center
Fully-equipped mixed reality lab that focuses on immersive technology at PCC Cascade
Interdisciplinary innovation lab dedicated to the art and science of making at PCC Sylvania
Hands-on exploratory space for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics at PCC Rock Creek
Do you take classes or live near PCC Willow Creek? Good news! The Willow Creek Mechatronics Lab is under development. For those of you near Cascade Campus, the Mixed Reality Studio is also on its way!
Grow. Explore. Cultivate.
SY Environmental Center
Community hub for sustainability initiatives, including the Learning Garden, at PCC Sylvania
RC Learning Garden
Over three acres of hands-on education and growth opportunities at PCC Rock Creek
SE Learning Garden
Space dedicated to empowerment through urban agriculture, self-reliance, and community engagement at PCC Southeast
Upcoming Maker events
The STEM Center
STEM/STEAM Scholarships & Research Opportunities
Interested in applying for scholarships, internships, or research experiences (SIRE) associated with Making or STEM? Check out our resource page for current opportunities, upcoming informational workshops, and more!
At a campus
Want to become a Maker and get involved with STEM at PCC? Explore a spectrum of ways to engage!
- Attend an event – view our Events calendar.
- Take a class – check out the class schedule.
- Enroll in a program – view our full list of academic programs.
- Become a student worker in one of our spaces – check the student job board.
- Gain on-the-job skills – learn about student internships.
In the community
PCC is dedicated to transforming our community through opportunity. We have strong partnerships with K-12 schools, educational nonprofits, and STEM industry leaders throughout Portland.
Humanitarian Engineering Camp
Working collaboratively on a HECC-STEM Instructional Support Grant, Portland Community College and local partners implemented an innovative Summer Camp in June of 2017. Read more about this partnership.
Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Symposium
In May of 2017, the PCC SE’s STEM Center hosted Sigma Gamma Rho’s annual Youth Symposium, provided hands-on learning opportunities for local youth. Read more about this event in our blog “Making in Progress”
Let’s make something together
Are you interested in hosting an event at one of our spaces, or in partnering on a project or initiative? We’re always exploring ways to build our network of makerspaces. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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