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Captain Megan Feltz (left), Staff Sergeant LaShunda English, and Sergeant Johanny Perez (right) speak during the ‘Careers in STEM’ presentation on Oct. 4 on LCCC’s campus.

Lorain County Community College Commons was quite busy Oct. 4 for

the Careers in STEM conference. The event was a celebration of Manufacturing Month hosted by LCCC’s Society of Women Engineers and the U.S. Army. The event was an opportunity for women engineers to share experiences, educate on STEM careers, and

to promote women in the engineering field.

“This event is important because it leads many students to careers and

programs that benefit them through LCCC,” said Dr. Jonathan Dryden, LCCC’s interim provost.

The Society of Women Engineers, announced its collaboration with

the U.S. Army Cleveland Battalion. The two will join together to provide several program options for students. These programs will assist students in career advising, military occupation options, financial benefits, and tutoring to help students be successful.

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Captain Megan Feltz speaks to students about how her career in STEM has impacted her life during the ‘Careers in STEM’ seminar on Oct. 4.

The event provided students, parents, and facility alike to have an opportunity for hands on experience. Attendees were able to use welding simulators and to try freeze-dried ice cream provided by NASA.

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LCCC Society of Women Engineers advisor, Ramona Anand gives opening remarks during the ‘Careers in STEM’ presentation on Oct. 4.

Attendees of the event were introduced to several engineers from several occupations. Kim de Groh, Sr. Research Engineer of NASA, gave attendees a brief education and background history before explaining what she does for NASA. An employee of Energizer, Virginia Brandt also spoke to the crowd. Representatives for the U.S. Army were present as well and spoke of the opportunities now available for students.