Third Annual STEM Career Day A Success

On April 29th, 2016, the Gorge Technology Alliance hosted our third annual STEM Career Day inviting all 7th graders in the Gorge to learn about local career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2016 event brought together around 750 students from schools in Hood River, Odell, Klickitat, Mosier, The Dalles, Dufur, Centerville and Stevenson for presentations on The Dalles Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College. “This event is important for inspiring our local students to reach for the wonderful careers in our region, to pursue those college degrees we need and then come to work for our companies,” said Jessica Metta, GTA Executive Director.

The event was sponsored by Columbia River Insurance and organized with help from Columbia Gorge Community College, OSU Open Campus, The Dalles and Hood River Middle Schools. Many thanks also to these presenters who volunteered their time to make the day amazing:

Google IBEW 48 Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue
Insitu Interfluve Dakine
CGCC Renewable Energy Technology Program Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Light Wave Communications
CGCC Health Sciences Program Sigma Design Integrated 3D
CGCC Computer Science Program Full Sail Cardinal Glass
New Buildings Institute Goldendale Observatory Cascade Mountain School
Googler Adam Gardner shares the many career opportunities with Google.
Googler Adam Gardner shares the many career opportunities with Google.
Students listen to Nichole Smith from Interfluve present about flow dynamics on a stream table.