Transients and technology: A CCC alumni’s path to the stars

Following your professional dreams sometimes feels like reaching for the stars. For former Clackamas Community College student Candice Stauffer, it quite literally is, for dead stars that is. The undergrad is currently studying for her PhD. in Astronomy at Northwestern University.  “I’m finishing a paper on a supernova called 2014DT. It’s a really strange explosion…

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CCC students bring home prize for stage lighting invention

Clackamas Community College students Dustin Jablonski, Ethen Andrews, and Mike Weston brought home the prize for Best Community College from this year’s Invent Oregon Collegiate Challenge. The “state’s only college-level prototyping competition,” was live-streamed over inventoregon.org on Sept. 18. According to Jablonski, their invention “Broadway to Go,”, is a wireless professional stage lighting system intended…

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Winter nights bring river lights to Portland

Story by Olivia Lynch Nothing screams “Portland,” quite like a Volkswagen Beetle repurposed as a disco ball. Last weekend Portland celebrated the fifth anniversary of their Winter Lights Festival, where the public can walk around and interact with the many collaborative exhibits created by the city’s creative and technical minds. The West Side of the…

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