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Real World STEM 2018 On The Farm Experience

November 14, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced three On The Farm professional development events for educators in 2018. The events are designed for those who work in STEM and health education and have a limited background in agriculture. Applications are now open at http://www.agfoundation.org/on-the-farm. “If you work as a STEM coordinator, health educator, instructional coach at a school district or teacher educator, this may be a great fit for you,” said Christy Lilja, [...]

NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) Internships

October 13, 2017

NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for summer 2018 internships opportunities opens October 18, 2017 and will remain open until March 1, 2018. Undergraduate STEM and STEM education students interested in summer opportunities should go to http://intern.nasa.gov to create a profile and “shop” for available opportunities. Students may apply for up to 15 different opportunities with a single application. Click Here to Download Flyer Photo Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center [...]

STEM Workshops at the OSTA Conference – Oct 13th

October 11, 2017

How Are You Hearing Me? Engaging Students in a 3D NGSS Learning Progression  Instructors: Bradford Hill & Matt McCollum Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus Audience: High School This workshop aims to engage participants in a cell phone and telecommunications project. This 3D learning progression, like the 5 others that make up the Patterns Approach to Physics, integrates PBL, modeling, and the science and engineering practices. We begin with the phenomenon of a cell phone [...]

Workshop October 13th- Integrated STEM Design & Invention

October 11, 2017

Workshop Date: October 13th, 2017 Address: OSTA Annual Conference, PCC Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR Click Here to Register Session A: Biology/Earth/Environmental Science: “Clean Water” (9am – 11am) What happens when “the big one” hits? How do we get clean, safe water for our daily needs when water systems may be down for weeks? This scenario motivates a design activity to design and build a personal water purifier. The module starts with an introduction of [...]

Build a Better Future: SAMSUNG Solve For Tomorrow Challenge

October 9, 2017

Tomorrow’s economies will be forged by students who are proficient in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math (STEAM) subjects. Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities, so we’ve made it our mission to raise student interest in STEAM subjects nationwide through innovative programs with our partners that will help us all build a better tomorrow. The national contest Solve For Tomorrow is giving public school teachers $2 million in Samsung Technology [...]

Oregon Game Project Challenge Presents 11th Annual Game Jam

October 8, 2017

OGPC is a yearly computer game development competition that promotes the entire STEAM spectrum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics ).  Middle/high school students form teams of coders, animators, artists, musicians, writers, etc. to compete for awards in various categories while learning valuable skills.  It bridges the disciplines in a way that most academic courses do not and encourages students with different talents to work together. Game Jams are a chance [...]

Family Science Night @ OMSI

October 6, 2017

Family Science Nights offer a unique experience for your school’s families and teachers to visit the museum and spark lifelong interest in science. This exclusive event for your school is designed to foster community between teachers, parents and students, and strengthen parent and family involvement in science exploration and discovery. Explore our popular exhibit halls, as well as our Physics Lab and Life Science Lab, and engage in exciting hands-on science activities. Science Nights [...]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean for Grades 5-12

October 6, 2017

Join NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research for a free teacher workshop introducing Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection. Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquiries into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health and Human Health. Registration is required and space is limited. Educators attending the full day will receive Okeanos Explorer [...]

Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Competition

October 5, 2017

May 18-20, 2018 Washington State University, Pullman “Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to sustainability. Students research complex topics related to sustainability, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior. They forge connections in their communities and create positive change. In this competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.” It all starts with a [...]

Integrated STEM Workshops: Design and Invention for NGSS(Next Generation Science Standards)

October 2, 2017

Time: Friday October 13, 2017 Instructors: Mihir Ravel, Cary Sneider, and Jennifer Wells Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR Audience: High School, and possibly 8th grade Free workshop, curriculum and materials kit (for 32 students) Have you ever attended a terrific workshop and then found that you didn’t have the time, funds or community support to teach the unit? That’s not the case with these workshops! Participating teachers [...]
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