Archive for Category: High School Program

Gabby, Andrea, and our STEM Program

Gabby laughing behind a bike wheel.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum can prove that there are multiple ways to learn and express oneself in academic settings. The Community Cycling Center’s emerging STEM Bike Mechanics program brings together physics concepts, job skills training, mentoring, and apprenticeship to ensure students achieve academic success, and feel prepared and supported after graduation. Through project-based, hands-on […]

Interview with John Guerrero, Bike Mechanics STEM Student

John Guerrera and his cruiser

John Guerrero is a student in Bike Mechanics STEM Class at Helensview High School. Students earn 4 credits in one semester of the class, which is taught by Helensview’s physics teacher, Dammes, and the Community Cycling Center’s Andrea Chiotti. After a Friday morning lesson about friction followed by a lesson in overhauling bike hubs, John […]

“Don’t be a wimp – come get dirty with bikes!”

By Daniel Shor, Community Collaborations Program Intern/BPS Plant I started working for the Community Cycling Center as part of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s (BPS) Climate Action Collaborative Cohort. BPS assigned me to the Cycling Center to help Helensview High School students develop a community outreach project; a project that would connect the […]