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Caffeine & Creativity Event at Ai Portland

By: Krasimir Karamfilov

March 8, 2018

On March 7, 2018, The Art Institute of Portland hosted a Caffeine & Creativity event with high school counselors from high schools and community colleges in Oregon. Among the nine guests were two counselors from Portland Community College, six high school counselors, and one high school media arts teacher. The event consisted of a meet-and-greet and a campus tour, guided by Media Arts program director Anthony Pires and Design program director Norton Young. Caffé Umbria in downtown Portland provided the caffeine beverages for the event.

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(Teacher Scott Guthrie from Westview High School gets assistance with the VR equipment from Anthony Pires)

During the meet-and-greet, high school representatives Samantha Bice and Patrick Ragon facilitated a Q&A between Anthony Pires, Norton Young, and the guests by asking FAQs from Bice’s and Ragon’s visits to high schools around the state of Oregon. Some of the discussion topics included emerging technology, job placement, involvement in the community, and Ai Portland’s new nonprofit status, among others. After the Q&A, Anthony Pires guided the counselors through a virtual reality (VR) demonstration.

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(Brian Heinze, former Principal and current College Counselor of Blanchet Catholic School in Keizer, Oregon, experiences VR for the first time)

The event showcased the capabilities of The Art Institute of Portland in providing high quality, relevant education in the applied arts.

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(Norton Young and Anthony Pires discuss new technology and show the college's newest drones)

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By: Krasimir Karamfilov

March 8, 2018

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