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Whatcom celebrates excellence in STEM with October events

I ♥ STEM Month includes author event with Village Books, free film screening at Pickford Film Center and resources for students interested in STEM

Post Date:09/20/2017 4:10 pm

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Whatcom Community College's 50th anniversary continues! In October, WCC will celebrate "I ♥ STEM Month" with a series of events featuring science, technology, engineering and math. The events are open to the public, and free or low cost. Highlights include an Oct. 5 Chuckanut Radio Hour with author Nathalia Holt in partnership with Village Books and a screening of the TED Talks on PBS film “Science & Wonder” at Pickford Film Center on Oct. 17. 

Celebrate STEM and learn more about Whatcom’s programs by attending these October events (all events are free and located on WCC’s campus unless otherwise noted):

  • Oct. 5: Chuckanut Radio Hour with Dr. Nathalia Holt, author of “Rise of the Rocket Girls,” in Heiner Theater. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for displays about STEM at Whatcom, including 3D printing, the 50th element celebrating WCC's 50 years, cyber security, engineering scholarship opportunities, and more. Seating for the show starts at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $5. Guests with paid tickets will be seated first. Students, faculty and staff with valid WCC, WWU, BTC or NWIC ID cards will be admitted at no charge as long as seats are available. Presented in partnership with Village Books. Learn more here.
  • Oct. 11: Western Washington University engineering program information session for WCC transfer students in Laidlaw Center 121, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 11: WCC Cybersecurity Center dedication ceremony at Baker Hall, 4:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 17: TED Talks on PBS: “Science & Wonder” film screening at Pickford Film Center. A reception for WCC faculty, staff and friends begins at 5 p.m.; the film starts at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your free ticket by emailing Free tickets are available for the public at the box office. This event is part of the Pickford's Doctober
  • Oct. 24: Engineering major information session in Laidlaw Center 121, 11 a.m. General major and career information session in Laidlaw Center 211, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 25: Western Washington University majors fair for WCC students in the Pavilion, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Biology and chemistry major information session in Laidlaw Center 121, 1-2:30 p.m.

We hope you're able to join us! For more information on these events and WCC's 50th anniversary, visit

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