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Improving STEM Education Through Community Partnerships

May 15, 2014

In Oregon, six regional science, technology, engineering, and math “hubs,” or cross-sector partnerships, have won grants to help improve STEM education statewide. The hubs link K-12 schools with universities, businesses, and community organizations, such as nonprofits and museums, to boost in-school and out-of-school STEM opportunities for students. Such partnerships are popping up in states around the country. [...]

Optics Engineering Tech Talk Featuring Nick Bratt, Inventor of the MicrobeScope

May 6, 2014

Oregon Tech's Optical Engineering Tech Talk Featured Speaker: Nick Bratt on "Microscopy, Innovation, and Kickstarter" Nick Bratt is an Oregon Tech alumnus, President of 4D Optical, and inventor of the MicrobeScope, a microscope that uses the camera on a cell phone,iPad or tablet to magnify and send photos of microbes, anywhere, any time. Nick has raised $100,000 for this invention through Kickstarter. He will talk about his passion for invention, his start-up company, and the future of microscopes. [...]
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