Last updated on May 8, 2020
By Morgan Christian
DCCCD’s 2020 STEM Conference may be postponed, but don’t let that stop you from exploring your future in the STEM field!
Members of the STEM League are hosting two virtual chats on transferring to a four-year university and insider tips for different career paths. And students in the mINiTERN program, a partnership between the district and local companies, will make their final presentations on STEM solutions to real-world business issues at the end of the month.
And if you missed a chat, don’t worry! We’ll post the links so you can go back and listen after the chat is over!
There’s a lot to learn, so here’s what you need to know:
STEM League’s STEMCEL Virtual Chats
- Former STEM League member, Brookhaven alum and current University of Texas at Dallas student Rachel Arano spoke about the UTD transfer process and what it’s like to major in cognitive science. You can watch a recording of the chat here
- April 17: North Lake and Southern Methodist University alum Tyler Huynh will discuss his journey from majoring in environmental engineering to entering the workforce.
- April 24: Jessica Cannavino is a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and she will answer questions about STEM career paths.
Meeting number: 284 218 830
mINiTERN Program Final Presentations
- April 27, 2-3:30 p.m.: Two teams will present to Hunt Consolidated. Students in Team 1 are researching how Hunt can use 3D metal printing in everyday business operations, focusing specifically on part replacement and real-time manufacturing. Students in Team 2 are researching how Hunt could use second-life batteries for power and how they could integrate second-life batteries into their business structure.
Conference ID: 329 616 883#
- April 27, 12-1 p.m.: Students will present how the combined effects of a ketogenic diet (low carbohydrate, high fat) and glycolytic inhibition (lowering energy in cells) could slow brain tumor growth for UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Meeting ID: 127 315 535
- April 28, 2-3 p.m.: Two teams will present to the City of Irving. The goal of students in Team 1 is to find the most cohesive, efficient method of engaging Irving residents in environmental programs. The goal of students in Team 2 is to devise a transportation system that utilizes existing transit infrastructure and provides improved connectivity within the urban center.
Meeting number: 282 395 620