Women in STEM

Notable Women in STEM

Notable Women in STEM

Upcoming STEM Events

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Spotlight on HCCC's STEM Women Faculty

Our Faculty are eager to share their experiences in STEM. Continue reading to see what they have to say.
Linda Tiscornia
Being one of the first in my Italian immigrant family to attend college, has been both a gift and a challenge. For all students who aspire to a life filled with extraordinary experiences, look for the inner fortitude to achieve your goal. An education is for life and changes a life.
Prof. Tiscornia, Linda
Adjunct Faculty

Prof. Tiscornia is an adjunct faculty that teaches Mathematics courses here at HCCC. She received her M.A. in Mathematics in Education from New Jersey City University.

Prof. Gurung, Ras
I grew up in Nepal, in a region where only 25% of women are literate. I am the first generation in our family to get a formal education. I faced all kinds of challenges and struggles while growing up. Despite all that, I never stopped going to school and learning.
Prof. Gurung, Ras
Adjunct Faculty

Prof. Gurung is an adjunct faculty that teaches Chemistry courses here at HCCC. She received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Learn more about Prof. Gurung

Prof. Nokhal, Lamiaa
I immigrated from Egypt in 2014, where I was a practicing medical doctor (MD) When my husband and I first arrived to the US, we both faced many challenges. HCCC helped shape my career by giving me the opportunity to teach Biology.
Prof. Nokhal, Lamiaa
Adjunct Faculty

Prof. Nokhal is an adjunct faculty that teaches Biology courses here at HCCC. She has been with college since 2018.

Past Events

The Third Annual Women in STEM Panel - March 14, 2024

The Third Annual Women in STEM Panel

Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Raffaella Pernice, Professor, Biology
Amal Eddegouj, Adjunct Professor, Mathematics
Katherine Espinoza, Student, Computer Science major 
Agata Bojarewicz, P.E., Senior Project Manager at MTA C&D Infrastructure 

Natalia Amin Montero, Student, Biology major

Meeting number: 2633 191 0785 | Password: 2Jt4pRT2H9x

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Women in STEM Discussion - March 12, 2024

Women in STEM - Spring 2024

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 12 p.m.
STEM Building, Multipurpose Room, 263 Academy Street , Jersey City, NJ 07306

Sponsored by HCCC School of STEM, HCCC American Chemical Society, PACDEI, and the Department of Chemistry at Saint Peter’s University.

Meeting number (access code): 2631 368 5275 | Password: RxzsqhJd337

School of STEM presents the Second Annual Women in STEM - March 23, 2023

Second Annual Women in STEM

Thursday, March 23, 2023
2PM - 3PM

Meeting link: https://tinyurl.com/HCCCWIS23
Meeting number: 2634 751 9411
Meeting password: dfMxgDnY282

Women in STEM - March 24, 2022

Women in STEM Flyer


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