STEM Career Day 2016

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The 3rd Annual Career Day was a Success!

Please save the date for next year, Friday, October 20th, 2017photo of students


1890 Briggs St, Anderson, CA 96007

2016 Photos

Originally founded by Shasta COE and the North State STEM Career Day Committee volunteers, made possible by generous donations from community partners, this regional event fosters our business community's support and resources on encouraging North State students to prepare for and pursue career opportunities in STEM fields. This annual "Ignite Opportunity" is a one-day event. The Shasta Fairgrounds will host the 2016/17 event that will be open to 9th grade students from Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen and Tehama counties. Regardless of their specific interests, your students will benefit from this action packed day of:

  • Dynamic, engaging presentations from professionals working in STEM fields in the North State
  • Real-world anecdotes and advice about the educational paths to STEM career opportunities in our area and beyond
  • Direct access to and interaction with local professionals and college students
  • Challenging STEM activities fostering collaboration and engineering practices
  • Tools to help them plan and prepare for work, post-secondary education and more!

Day of Schedule

Main Stage Speaker

Keynote Speaker

photo of Lain Hensley

Lain Hensley, Co-owner and Head Dreamer of Odyssey Teams, Inc

Our keynote speaker, Lain Hensley, was born in Oroville and graduated from Chico State. He has been a part of the UCLA MBA "Foundations of Leadership Program" for the past 20 years, and he is the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Recipient for the California State University of Chico. He is a recent cancer survivor and currently lives in Chico, California with his wife and three children. From dog houses to bicycles and beyond, Lain has found a space to expand both inspiration and ability around the world.

Lain Hensley has traveled internationally for over 25 years working with thousands of groups in more than 21 countries. His Chico-based company, Odyssey Teams, has created some of the most recognizable and cutting edge training programs in their industry. Companies such as Microsoft, Hampton Hotels, Oracle, Charles Schwab, Johnson Controls, Caterpillar, Gallo Wines, Chrysler, Shell and Genentech have experienced his programs. He has been on Fox Business, written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, The Guardian and Huffington Post. Lain has also delivered a TED talk on "The Power of Disruption” and gave the commencement address at Chico State Graduation in 2015.

The 2016 STEM Challenge

The 2016 STEM Challenge

Odyssey for Youth: Helping Hands

"Helping Hands™ is the award-winning project that is putting prosthetic hands on amputees in developing countries while building purpose-driven teams and leaders. Helping Hands is about changing lives. It’s about accessing the potential of your heads, hands, and hearts to build a better team, a better classroom, and a better world. Now, you are able to help in the funding and building of LN-4 prosthetic hands needed by tens of thousands of people in developing countries around the world. Together, we will provide these life-changing gifts at no cost to the recipients. The process has been crafted to teach collaboration, commitment, and quality – born from a deeper sense of connection to your work, your classmates, your teammates, and community. With a focus on others, it’s remarkable how much we learn about ourselves." (

Exhibitors, Colleges, & Attending Schools


transfer flow logo

Transfer Flow Inc.

Manufacturer of Automotive Fuel Systems

california conservation corps logo

California Conservation Corps

Conservation Program for 18-25 Year Olds

pacific sky logo

Pacific Sky

Marketing & Advertising Services

optimize worldwide logo

Optimize Worldwide, Inc.

Web design & online marketing

us army logo

United States Army

applied technology solutions logo
Applied Technology Solutions

Technology Managed Service Provider

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Volunteer matching website

shasta mosquito and vector control district

Shasta Mosquito & Vector Control District

Mosquito Control for Public Health

resource conservation district of tehama county logo

Resource Conservation District of
Tehama County

Natural Resource Conservation

dokken engineering logo

Dokken Engineering

Engineering and construction management services.

health workforce initiative logo

Butte College Health Workforce Initiative

Allied Health Professions & Programs

turtle bay logo

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Non-Profit Educational Gathering Place

roplast industries logo

Ropalst Industries Inc.

Manufacturing of Recyclable, Reusable Plastic Bags

county of siskiyou logo

County of Siskiyou

sierra pacific logo

Sierra Pacific Industries

Family owned forest products company.

timber products logo

Timber Products Company

Wood product manufacturer

county of shasta logo

Shasta County Public Health

City of Redding logo

City of Redding - Public Works

waterworks engineers logo

Water Works Engineers

Planning, design and construction administration of water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

rotary international logo

Redding Rotary

Dr. Bruce Farrell, DDS logo

Dr. Bruce Farrell, DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding logo

Dignity Health

central valley regional water quality control board logo

Central Valley Regional
Water Quality Control Board

shasta community health center logo

Shasta Community Health Center

caltrans logo

CA Dept. of Transportation

NMR logo

NMR Architects & Engineers

Shasta public libraries logo

Shasta Public Libraries

A-1 tree service logo

A-1 Tree Service

adjoy logo
Adjoy, Inc.

trimedx logo


liberty logo

Liberty Physical Therapy

western shasta resource conservation district logo

Western Shasta Resource
Conservation District

pusher logo

Pusher, Inc.

firewhat? logo

FireWhat Inc.

phi air medical logo

PHI Air Medical LLC

odyssey for youth logo

Odyssey Teams

ch2m logo

sof-tek logo

Sof-Tek Integrators

launch pad logo

LaunchPad 4 Kids, Inc.

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shasta regional medical center logo

Shasta Regional Medical Center

shasta college logo
Welding & Manufacturing Club

Forestry & Natural Resources

vestra logo

VESTRA Resources

usda logo
USDA Farm Service Agency

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EAP Enterprises

buildit logo


knauf insulation logo

Knauf Insulation

ray tegerstrand's logo

Ray Tegerstrand's
Orthopedic Appliance

california department of fish and wildlife logo

CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

5d solutions logo

5D Solutions Inc.

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Haven Falls Motion Pictures

Full service video production company

Tech Schools, Colleges, & Universities

shasta college

butte glenn community college districtoregon tech

simpson university

the trade school at shasta builders exchange

csu chico

institute of technology

cloud wise academy

college options

indie games

Attending Schools

academy of personalized learning

Academy of
Personalized Learning

Redding, CA
Shasta County

central valley high school
Central Valley
High School

Redding, CA
Shasta County

foothill high school

Foothill High School

Palo Cedro, CA
Shasta County

shasta high school

Shasta High School

Redding, CA
Shasta County

willows high school

Willows High School

Willows, CA
Glenn County

anderson new technology high school

Anderson, CA
Shasta County

university preparatory school
University Preparatory School

Redding, CA
Shasta County

westwood charter school

Westwood Charter School

Westwood, CA
Lassen County

Anderson, CA
Shasta County

greenville high school

Greenville Jr./Sr. High School

Greenville, CA
Plumas County

yreka high school

Yreka High School

Yreka, CA
Siskiyou County

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New Day Academy

Redding, CA
Modoc & Shasta Counties

modoc high school

Modoc High School

Alturas, CA
Modoc County

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Southern Trinity
High School

Mad River, CA
Trinity County

red bluff high school

Red Bluff High School

Red Bluff, CA
Tehama County

shasta charter academy

Shasta Charter Academy

Redding, CA
Shasta County

anderson high school

Anderson High School

Anderson, CA
Shasta County

hamilton high school

Hamilton High School

Hamilton City, CA
Glenn County

weed high school

Weed High School

Weed, CA
Siskiyou County

dunsmuir high school

Dunsmuir High School

Dunsmuir, CA
Siskiyou County

enterprise high school

Enterprise High School

Redding, CA
Shasta County

plumas charter school indian valley academy

Indian Valley Academy

Greenville, CA
Plumas County

elk creek junior senior high school clipart

Elk Creek Jr./Sr.High School

Elk Creek, CA
Glenn County

big valley high school
Big Valley High School

Bieber, CA
Lassen County

trinity high school

Trinity High School

Weaverville, CA
Trinity County

west valley high school

West Valley High School

Cottonwood, CA
Shasta County

stellar charter school

Stellar Charter School

Redding, CA
Shasta County

mount shasta high school

Mt. Shasta High School

Mt. Shasta, CA
Shasta County

fall river high school

Fall River High School

McArthur, CA
Shasta County


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Sponsored By

shasta college logo the mcconnell foundation logo doing what matters logo smart business resource center logo
butte glenn community college districtdignity health logoreu logorotary logo

shasta regional medical center logo
sierra pacific industries logo

feather river college logo

In Partnership with

shasta county office of education logo north state stem logo reach higher shasta logo

Special Thanks to

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Placer St. & Anderson

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crystal geyser logo

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