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Early Childhood STEM Investigations

July 25, 2017

Educators of children ages 3-7: Register for this online STEM course that begins August 15th! Download a Flyer | Register to Attend Course: Early Childhood STEM Investigations Facilitator: Jennifer Thompson, Preschool and Elementary  Division Director, NSTA Cost: FREE for educators in the Oregon Coast STEM Hub region. Non-Coast educators are welcome as space allows, but must purchase their own books (see below). Description: Young children are genuinely curious and inventive as they explore [...]

Connected Science Learning

December 8, 2016

Sign up now to receive the free pilot issues of Connected Science Learning, a new online journal released in 2016 that bridges in-school and out-of-school STEM learning. Articles in the second issue focus on Professional Development: Building the capacity of STEM educators to enhance collaboration between in-school and out-of-school environments, featuring the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Connect, and NYSCI’s Noticing Tools. Connected [...]

Coastal Learning Symposium

September 2, 2016

October 14, 2016 Newport, OR 8:00am – 6:00pm Visit website Anyone who visits the Oregon coast can feel that it is a special place, but how can we communicate its value to students? Educators themselves must first have an appreciation of the cultural and ecological wealth our coastal environment provides. You will have the opportunity to learn, play, and explore in our spectacular seaside setting at this year’s Coastal Learning Symposium! Oregon Coast Aquarium’s 6th annual Coastal [...]

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 [...]

April 30th-Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition

February 23, 2016

Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition Saturday, April 30, 2016 North Bend, Oregon  COMPETITION RESULTS Student teams from all over Oregon will bring their student-built underwater robots to compete in North Bend!  This year’s theme is: From the Gulf of Mexico to Jupiter’s Moon Europa ROVs exploring inner and outer space The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, [...]

Hour Of Code Lesson Plan

November 18, 2015

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. Are you and your students participating? Here's some general information and a sample lesson plan. Happy coding! [...]

Join the Mythos Challenge: Partners, Endorsers, and STEAM Advocates

October 27, 2015

The first year of the Mythos Challenge was very successful.  The Challenge was widely recognized in Oregon and abroad due to the enthusiastic support of our partners, endorsers, and advocates. More than 1700 people played and voted on the youth-made entries to the Challenge, and, at the Portland Art Museum, people are continuing to play the games. By the end of October, we estimate that more than 3000 people will have played youth made games and digital stories. At the Awards Ceremony in May, [...]

Free Program — Cubes in Space™, deadline Jan 11th

October 2, 2015

Cubes in Space™ provides students an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space. Using formal or informal learning environments, students and educators will be exposed to engaging online content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experimental payload to be integrated into a small Cube. [...]

Oregon’s STEM Hub Network Nationally Recognized

September 29, 2015

The STEM Funders Network announced last week that Oregon’s Statewide Regional STEM Hub Network will be joining a select cohort of communities from across the country to launch the national STEM Ecosystems Initiative. This project, built on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations seeks to nurture and scale effective science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for all young people. [...]

Transform Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope for about $10

September 28, 2015

The world is an interesting place, but it's fascinating up close. Through the lens of a microscope you can find details that you would otherwise never notice. But now you can. This instructable will show you how to build a stand for about $10 that will transform your smartphone into a powerful digital microscope. [...]
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