The Institute for STEM Education at CSU East Bay, in partnership with Bayer Healthcare, Wareham Development, UC Berkeley, Berkeley City College, and the EastBay EDA hosted their annual STEM Career Awareness Day on April 11th at Wareham Development in Emeryville. Wareham Development provided every student with a video camera and a video challenge, with a first prize of $500 and a private theater showing of the winning video. Approximately 120 students from Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Oakland Tech, and McClymonds High Schools participated. There were students from the Groundwork Richmond Project as well.
Participating students viewed a Women in STEM video by CaTameron Bobino, Graduate Student, CSU East Bay were treated to remarks from Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and Sarah Kobrinsky, Poet Laureate, City of Emeryville.
Next students learned about STEM Careers: Pathways, Pitfalls & Possibilities from a panel facilitated by Trina Ostrander, Associate Director, Public Policy and Communications, Bayer Healthcare. Panelists included: Ridder Alvarez, Transportation Engineer, Caltrans; Jack Cunniff, Ph.D., Regional Sales Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Jateen Bhakta, Co-Founder, Ninja Pandas; Clare Bhakta, Instructor, CSU East Bay; Colleen McMahan, Acting Research Leader, US Department of Agriculture.
Afterwards the students loaded onto buses for site tours, hands-on demonstrations and Q&A sessions at local businesses including Balfour Beatty Construction, Bayer Healthcare, Ex’pressions College, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Kinemed, Meyer Sound, Swerveco, and Wareham Development.
After a catered lunch, students played Network Bingo. Julie Sinai, Director, Berkeley School Board & Community Relations, UC Berkeley provided closing remarks.
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