STCC series kicks off with talk on opioid use disorder
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The STEM Starter Academy at Springfield Technical Community College will feature a talk by an expert on opioid use disorder, the first in a series of events for students in the Summer Bridge program.
The events, held over Zoom, are free and open to the public as well as students.
The STEM Starter Academy on July 21 presents Dr. Elizabeth A. Evans, a professor at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She will give a presentation on Zoom from 11 a.m.-noon.
Evans specializes in opioids and other substances of abuse; women’s health; life course; social determinants; health services utilization and outcomes.
She researches how health care systems and public policies can better promote health and wellness among vulnerable and underserved populations, particularly for individuals at risk for opioid and other substance use disorders.
On July 28, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the STEM Starter Academy presents STEM Careers Symposium. The Zoom event will feature professors, scientists and industry experts sharing their inspiring story about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Anyone joining the event will learn about STEM career choices, challenges, demands and opportunities.
Scheduled to speak are: Robert O’Connor of the state office of Energy and Environmental Affairs; Dr. Shannon Roberts, a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, UMass-Amherst; Dr. John O'Reilly, from the Division of General Pediatrics, Baystate Health; and Dr. Graziella DiRenzo, ecologist, UMass-Amherst.
To request a Zoom link to watch the series, email Dr. Reena Randhir, director of the STEM Starter Academy at STCC: email@example.com.
Interested in applying to STCC? Visit stcc.edu/apply or call Admissions at (413) 755-3333.
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.
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