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Kidwind Engineering: FREE Workshops for Teachers

December 1, 2016

Are you interested in engaging your students in rigorous and rich engineering activities and competitions focusing on renewable energy? Kidwind Engineering is offering some fantastic opportunities for Pacific Northwest teachers. FREE Training Workshops: Boardman, OR – 1/7/17 Medford, OR – 1/21/17 FREE Challenge Events: Boardman, OR – 3/18/17 Kidwind Engineering invites you attend a workshop or bring your students to compete in a Kidwind Challenge, or both. The workshops are [...]

Teacher Uses Yoga Balls In The Classroom

October 21, 2016

“Each student learns in a different way—their bodies need different things, and the moods of sixth graders can change on a dime,” he explains. “Students can come in each day with the choice of sitting in chairs, sitting on yoga balls, standing at a new stand-up desk, or riding these new exercise bike desks while learning about math, science, and themselves as learners and people.” By teaching his kids good movement habits now, he is setting them up for greater success later in life. [...]

Engineering Extravaganza Workshops – Everything Old is New Again!

September 25, 2016

Exciting Fall Engineering Activities for Students Grades 1 – 8! Attention all potential engineers! Do you love to create? Are you interested in designing and building things that work and move? These workshops will feature rubber band energy, motorized go-carts, the power of momentum, the concept of rotational motion – plus a whole lot more! Students, please come out for a combination of classic and new engineering activities at Bolton Primary School in West Linn, October 12-15, [...]

FREE Science Action Club Training and Curriculum on 9/23

July 21, 2016

Science Action Club for After School Apply to Participate in the Fall: Science Action Club is a high-impact STEM learning experience for middle school out-of-school time programs. Through games, projects, and hands-on activities, youth in Science Action Club investigate their local environment and use citizen science to document discoveries, share data, and design strategies to protect our planet. • Apply to participate via this enrollment form: docs.google.com • Attend one, in-person [...]

GIRLS ENGINEERING CAMP For Ages 8-12

June 13, 2016

The Center for Gender Equity’s Girls Engineering Camp will provide girls, ages 8 to 12, an opportunity to learn some basics of engineering. The girls will work with the staff of CGE and ChickTech, a Portland-based organization that offers hands-on workshops, mentoring and community encouragement to help young women build confidence and recognize and celebrate their individual potential. Participants will explore soft circuits and robotics. Each day the girls will be involved in a variety of [...]

2016-2017 FIRST Robotics Grants-Deadline is June 17

June 8, 2016

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 2016-2017 FIRST Robotics Grant “…inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.” Categories: FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8) FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12) FIRST Robotics [...]

Earth-Space Science and Engineering: Road to Zero Gravity

May 24, 2016

When: Wed June 22- Friday June 24, 8:30am – 4:30pm Where: Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, McMinnville, OR What you get: $600 stipend for the 3-day workshop; no cost for workshop Breakfast and lunch provided each day Travel stipend up to $225 (based on mileage) 3 nights lodging in McMinnville (if desired) 24 PDUs Spots are very limited.  Please RSVP HERE to signal your interest in the camp no later than June 5 to participate; registration will close if spots are filled prior to the [...]

Zero Robotics-2016 MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM

May 4, 2016

Program Overview The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program is an innovative and inspiring program for middle school students that is truly out of this world! The five-week STEM curriculum introduces students to computer programming, robotics, and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience programming SPHERES (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). The program culminates in a tournament where winning teams’ SPHERES compete aboard the [...]

Math With Drones

May 3, 2016

What is it? * The goal is to create 6-8 math lessons developed around the use of drones. *Teachers will participate in 6 professional development days during the 2016-2017 year. *Workforce and industry will provide relevant “real-life” problems for the lesson plans. Who can participate? *Current 7th-10th grade Math and CTE teachers in Malheur, Baker, and Harney Counties. *Limited to first 35 teachers, we will start an alternate list for anything past that. What am I committing to? [...]

Summer STEM Academy Programs at OSU

April 26, 2016

Registration for 2016 Summer Camps is OPEN!! Please note that some spots in our camps fill up very quickly, particularly those spots reserved for boys. To check on availability, create an account with an email address and username, then login and start a registration. It is specific by clicking on school level: elementary, middle, or high school. Once you answer the first couple of questions (such as gender and grade going into in Fall 2016), the system will tell you which camps are open for [...]
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