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BHCC Celebrates Mass STEM Week

 BHCC Celebrates Mass STEM Week. October 22-26, 2018

 Join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtags #BHCCSTEM #massstemweek18 or #massstemweek.

Events for STEM Week 2018: October 22 - 26

October 23
1-2:15 p.m.

STEM Week: 3-D Printing Workshop

Come see our new 3-D printers in action. Run by the Engineering Faculty and STEM Coordinator. Open to all BHCC students, staff and faculty.

October 23
1-2:15 p.m.

STEM Week: When, Why & How to Deal with Scientific Literature

Dr. Girija Goyal from internship partner Refigure presents on “WHEN, WHY & HOW to deal with scientific literature". Open to the public.

October 23
1-2:15 p.m.

Fun with Circuits

Demo in our Electrical Engineering Lab.

October 23
1-2:15 p.m.

Diamonds Demo

Special guests from the Museum of Science will be on campus doing a demonstration on Diamonds.

October 24
7-8:15 a.m.
Innovation Lab

Wake-Up Series

Stop by the new Innovation Lab to learn about digital technology for your courses and Open Access Week at BHCC.

October 26
7 - 8:15 a.m.
Innovation Lab

Wake-Up Series

Stop by the new Innovation Lab to learn about digital technology for your courses and Open Access Week at BHCC.


November 1
1-2:15 p.m.

Compelling Conversation

STEM Advocate Olga Custodio to speak at BHCC.

Register today at bhcc.edu/cc.


BHCC Alumni in STEM

Daniel Villarreal

Recent BHCC graduate Daniel Villarreal participated in an internship at a lab at Harvard while studying at BHCC. He is currently working as an intern with Cellino Biotech, Inc. On Friday, June 15, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker visited BHCC to sign Bill H4501: An Act providing continued investment in the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth, Daniel attended the bill signing on Cellino Biotech’s behalf.

Governor Baker Visits BHCC for Signing of Life Sciences Bill. Read the press release. 

Rizel-Bobb Semple

Named to Bostinno’s “25 under 25,” Veson Nautical software engineering intern Rizel-Bobb Semple credits her courses at BHCC for helping her hone her skills as a developer.

Read the Bostinno “25 under 25” article.

Veronika Kivenson

From BHCC to Ph.D., learn about Biology Transfer Alumna Veronika Kivenson’s academic journey and the doctoral research she’s conducted on toxic waste in today’s ocean at the University of California.

My Path: Veronika Kivenson - watch the video.

STEM Alumni Dinner

BHCC hosted the first annual Science and Engineering Alumni Dinner to celebrate the success of BHCC alumni and thank the many supporters who created research, internship and employment opportunities for BHCC students.

BHCC Celebrates the Success of STEM Alumni. Read the press release.

BHCC Board Members in STEM

Paul Holzer

Board of Trustee member Paul Holzer is the CEO and co-founder of XenoTherapeutics, a company that addresses the global shortage of organs and tissues for transplantation. A former BHCC student from 2010-2012, Paul is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in management, scientific research, and new venture formation. 

Prior to XenoTherapeutics, Paul was a Charles Stark Draper Fellow at MIT and trained under Drs. David Sachs and Curtis Cetrulo at Massachusetts General Hospital, in the Transplantation Biology Research Center. Earlier, Paul served as an Officer in the US Navy SEALs, with decorated combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He left the Navy in 2013 as a Lieutenant Commander (0-4) in the USNR. Paul also completed training as a Paramedic (EMT-P) in Massachusetts and was awarded The President’s Volunteer Service Award for leading a team of first responders to the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Paul led a humanitarian journey to the Florida Panhandle in the wake of Hurricane Michael to administer much-needed relief.

More On The XenoTherapeutics’ Mission: www.xenotherapeutics.org


Bunker Hill Community College offers associate degrees and certificates in high-demand STEM fields: