Check Out High-Demand Science and Technology Careers, Make Your Own Tech Bling

Northeast Campus hosts industry expert lunch panel, hands-on tech activity April 5


FORT WORTH, Texas (March 28, 2016) – Tarrant County College is giving students an opportunity to explore high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers Tuesday, April 5. Northeast Campus will host “STEM Your World,” an event designed to raise awareness of STEM fields through an industry panel discussion and hands-on tech activity.
Attendees will learn about paths to STEM careers from current professionals. The panel discussion will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Lunch will be served.
The panel will include Donna Darner, global regulatory intelligence director for eye-care giant Alcon; Steve Lotspeich, simulation product manager for Camber Corporation, which specializes in security and intelligence, engineering and technical support and cyber and information technology, among other areas; Jordan Gill, digital business integration analyst for Accenture, which helps companies around the world improve productivity; and Raymond Benge, associate professor of physics at Northeast Campus.
The event continues from 2 to 3 p.m. in the J. Ardis Bell Library (NLIB), where participants will create their own “Blinky Bling”—small, wearable electronics. Cheryl Potemkin, owner and executive director of Fort Worth’s Pollen Path Design, will explain simple circuits and guide the activity.
“There is a great need for STEM professionals, and jobs often have strong salaries,” said Beth Mullins, public service librarian at Northeast Campus. “STEM Your World will be a fun way for students to become more aware of the careers that are out there and the training we offer at TCC.”
Students from all campuses, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend. No RSVP is necessary; seats and activity supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Mullins at or 817-515-6314. Northeast Campus is located at 828 W. Harwood Rd. in Hurst.
The event is sponsored by Northeast Campus’ J. Ardis Bell Library, Student Activities and Career Services.