Story by Andrew Griffin

On October 16, a STEM Panel was held by Intel to help give Clackamas Community College students tips on starting their careers in the tech industry. What Is STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Each of the panel members specialized in a different field and had their own wide range of skills. Lestarya Tuadi, for example, is an Automotive Product Manager. Being able to work in the tech industry gives her a chance to help save others by producing safe technology for vehicles. Sierra Reid, on the other hand, is a Product Marketing Engineer with particular skills geared toward creating tech for PC gaming. Important advice given out at the talk was that companies will take you seriously when you take yourself seriously and that if you have failed once, you aren’t doing anything big enough for yourself. β€œThe panel was awesome last night β€” I just wished more students had been there to hear what they were saying,” Math Department chair Mark Yannotta wrote in an email. β€œIn addition to the tech stuff about STEM, many of them spoke about the importance of learning skills and getting experience while earning a degree, which is a message that all of our students should hear.” The next big STEM event will be from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, when a panel of former CCC students come back to speak. For more information about this event and other things STEM related this year, you can go to the STEM Center page at

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  1. Alex B on October 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

    happy to be invited by CCC!