CCC STEM Talk Explores Adolescent Development

Feb 11, 2020, 11:46 AM by CCC Staff

OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Talk Feb. 26, 5-6 p.m.

For many, adolescence can feel like a delicate balancing act. There are neurological changes, new social experiences and behavioral factors that play a role in adolescent development. Despite the pressures they face, most adolescents make it across the high wire into adulthood without major problems; however, others face greater adversity. Why do some adolescents show resilience, while others develop significant problems?

Researchers are finding new insights into the way biological and sociocultural systems impact resilience. Learn about the promising avenues for understanding adolescent development at this STEM Talk. Justin Caouette, professor of prevention science within the counseling psychology and human services department at the University of Oregon, will lead the discussion.

The STEM Talk will take place in the Harmony West Community Room on the Milwaukie campus, 7738 SE Harmony Road. Guests are invited to a meet and greet at 4:30 p.m. before the discussion begins. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the college's STEM Talks, contact Mark Yannotta at or 503-594-6357. For more information on CCC's STEM programs, visit

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