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 ​STEM Guest Speaker Series:  Spring 2021

​​​The STEM Guest Speaker Series gives community college students and our campus community an opportunity to learn about cutting edge research from STEM champions and leaders in the STEM community.   Speakers share their latest research, professional journey, and how their education assisted and inspired them.  We are collaborating with the Racial Justice Taskforce this semester to share these exciting events and opportunities to enhance our learning.  All events are offered and available to our entire campus community and the public. NC STEM Guest Speaker Series Spring 2021.pdf

​​This semester's STEM Champions are:

​March 4, 2021 at 1pm and 5 pm:  Christopher Hendon, Ph.D. AKA "Dr. Coffee", Assistant Professor Chemistry and Biochemisty at the University of Oregon.  Topic:  "The Chemistry of Coffee".  

March 10, 2021 at 1pm and 5pm:  Caitlyn McGinley, Norco College & Stanford University
Alumni & Graduate Student, Neuroengineering B.S. & Graduate Student.  Topic:  "Norco College to Stanford with Internships"

March 11, 2021 at 5pm:  Kate Sweeny, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at UC Riverside.  Topic:  "How Can You Beat the COVID-19 Blues? Find Your Flow"

March 18, 2021 at 1pm:  Korie Grayson, Ph.D., Diversity in STEM Advocate, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineering Researcher at the University of Michigan.  Topic:  "My Journey and Sharing My Passion for Increasing the Number of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM"

April 8, 2021 at 1pm:  Tomeka Suber, MD., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  Topic:  "Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Research and My Journey"

May 13, 2021 at 4:30pm:  Kizzmekia Corbett, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow | Scientific Lead Coronavirus, Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis (coVip) Team, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.  To learn more about Dr. Corbett:  Kizzmekia S. Corbett PhD_Bio_29Dec2020.pdf and Kizzmekia Corbett Curriculum Vitae_20200119.pdf
Topic:  "COVID-19 Vaccine Development – The Year in Review"

June 4, 2021 at 5pm:  Nita Singh Kaushal, Ph.D., Electrical Engineer and Founder of Miss CEO, Lecturer for the School of Engineering at Stanford University.  
Topic:  "How to Aim High, Embrace Uncertainty, and Achieve Impact"
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Universit​y Special Programs:  

We have developed relationships with University partners about their special programs for STEM students that aid community college students with information sessions, advising, special presentations, student panels, research opportunities, mentoring, and more! 

UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering

The UC Riverside Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Experience Presentation TUNE Program is offering Engineering Mentors and Tutors for our students!  To view information about the Bourns College of Engineering Transfer Transition Program click Here​  To register for these resources click Here