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BCC to Host STEM Career Fair
Nov 10, 2011
Berkshire Community College (BCC) will host the 5th Annual Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Fair on its main campus, Friday, November 18th, in the Susan B. Anthony Center lounge and cafeteria. More than 400 local high school and college students are expected to attend.

The fair consists of two sessions from 8:30 AM to 10:15 AM, and 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM. A joint Plenary Session will take place in the Boland Theatre of the College's Koussevitzky Arts Center at 10:00 AM with a keynote address by Roland Morin, Managing Director at Interprint, Inc. Matt Barber, Buyer from Interprint will also share brief remarks about his experience as a student in BCC's Manufacturing Technology program.

Over 50 business, non-profit, municipal, and college representatives will be on hand to talk to students about the various science, technology, engineering, and math career options presently available in the Berkshires, and explain the postsecondary requirements of those careers.

Informational and interactive exhibits have been confirmed by Interprint, APEX Resource Technologies, Nuclea Biotechnologies, Berkshire Medical Center Robotics Department (featuring the daVinci Robot), Armored Solutions, Pittsfield Police Department, Berkshire Medical Center Radiology Department, General Dynamics - Advanced Information Systems, Crane & Co., Covanta Energy Corporation, LTI Smart Glass, Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry, Onyx Specialty Papers, Boyd Technologies, Holiday Farm, Project Native, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Pittsfield Health Department, Tri-Town Health, Cavallero Plastics, Berkshire Medical Center Medical Technology Department, Pittsfield Fire Department, Pittsfield Office of Community Development, Pittsfield Department of Public Works, Massachusetts Department of Transportation - Highway Division, the U. S. Army, U. S. Navy, U. S Air Force and the Mount Everett FIRST FTC Robotics Team.

A wide variety of STEM related college programs, as well as admissions information, will be shared by faculty and representatives from BCC and MCLA.

The fair is sponsored by the Berkshire STEM Collaborative, a cooperative regional effort among representatives from MCLA, BCC, K-12 school districts, and local businesses and organizations. The mission of the STEM initiative is to encourage students to prepare for STEM college programs and career opportunities, and to improve teacher preparation in STEM disciplines.

For more information, contact: Julie Hannum at BCC at 413-236-2180 or

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