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FEATURED STEM WEEK EVENT: Students Showcase Inventions That Solve Real-World Problems at Oregon MESA Day 2017

May 15, 2017

Hands-on engineering experience increases math and science scores for under-represented students   Portland, OR — May 16, 2017 — Today more than 350 students will be joined by teachers, mentors and volunteers for a day of fun, competition, and learning at MESA Day 2017. MESA Day is Oregon’s state qualifying event for the MESA National Engineering Design Challenge. For the first time, this year’s event will feature a student conference where exhibitors from local industry, higher [...]

FEATURED STEM WEEK EVENT: STEM Week at Bend’s Buckingham Elementary, A STEM Focus School, Leverages Scientists and Industry Professionals for STEM Inspiration

May 11, 2017

  One of the “Choice” options in the Bend-LaPine School district, Buckingham Elementary focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each year, they participate in STEM Week Oregon, an annual event that was formally established by governor’s proclamation and seeks to both build excitement around STEM in school and community programs, and boost student achievement and workforce development in these areas. Buckingham’s STEM week celebration had an entire slate of [...]

FEATURED STEM WEEK EVENT: PCC Hosts STEAM Exploration for STEM Week Oregon 2017: Celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Oregon

May 9, 2017

“Find your group. Explore, design, build or create!” These will be some of the key words heard at events around the region when local youth gather to for hands-on activities that engage the mind, teach problem-solving skills, and encourage collaboration. This celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is just one of a number that will be held in the Portland Metro area as part of STEM Week Oregon. (Some programs include art, another field that focuses on process and [...]

Oregon Connections Featured in the Edvocate

December 20, 2016

Oregon Connections is receiving national attention.  Oregon Connections is Oregon’s custom platform for connecting educators and students to industry professionals, powered by national partner Nepris,   The Key to STEM Achievement: Answering the Question   The Edvocate is the publication of Dr. Matthew Lynch, who is a respected professor, author, advocate and futurist. He is the Dean of the School of Education at Virginia Union University. In addition to publishing The Edvocate [...]