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OMSI Star Party – Perseid Meteor Showers, Aug 12th

August 10, 2015

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year on Wednesday, August 12, the Perseid Meteor Shower Watch! Hundreds of star lovers from across the Pacific Northwest will be meeting at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park. [...]

Nancy Golden, Chief Education Officer, Newsletter

August 7, 2015

This week, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 215 officially changing the name of our agency and refining our charge. The Bill recalibrates the role and the focus of the Chief Education Office to most effectively accelerate student outcomes from birth through college and career. [...]

STEM comes to the Oregon State Fair, starting Aug 28th

August 6, 2015

The 150th edition of the Oregon State Fair is proud to present an entirely new educational attraction called STEM. This program focuses on four areas of education—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—to build the skills and knowledge in each area that are essential to student success. [...]

Summer VEX Workshop August 3rd – 5th at West Salem High

July 28, 2015

Whether coaching a competitive VEX Robotics team or looking at incorporating a cost effective robotics platform into your in school or after school program this session is for you. We will use a VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) event as a background for designing, building and programming VEX Robots. [...]

NASA, U.S. Satellite Collaborate to Improve Teaching Practice in STEM Education

July 24, 2015

NASA has signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with U.S. Satellite Laboratory of Rye, New York, to continue training elementary and secondary teachers to practice integrated education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education. NASA and U.S. Satellite have collaborated since 1999 to deliver quality educator professional development through the Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project. The new agreement — The Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate Project [...]

Meet Tomorrow’s Tech Innovators

May 30, 2015

Innovation Academy, TAO Foundation, and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership (PMSP) invite you to meet some future technology innovators! These amazing middle and high school students have been developing digital technologies to make the world a better place. Join us to see what the future holds! Innovation Academy is an initiative  of the TAO Foundation.  The program immerses students in the exciting worlds of art, science and innovation; challenging them to identify problems they’d like to [...]

Students design prosthetics, compete for first place at Oregon MESA Day

May 20, 2015

Students design prosthetics, compete for first place at Oregon MESA Day Franklin High  freshman Simon Barbarasch carefully maneuvered the wooden clamps toward the table, picking up a metal screw and guiding it to the target.  Behind him, his teammates watched his progress. And filling the gym around him, fellow students also attempted to prove the usability of their projects.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter [...]

DonorsChoose.org – A Kickstarter For Teachers

May 18, 2015

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.  When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the materials to the school. You’ll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you’ll also [...]

Student Project Symposium at Oregon Tech – Wilsonville Campus on Jun 3rd

May 11, 2015

See you on June 3rd!  2015 Student Project Symposium 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Project Symposium will showcase Oregon Tech Wilsonville students who will present their projects to Industry Partners, Faculty, Staff and Alumni. The capstone project is a culminating experience in each student’s program of study. It represents one’s ability to formulate a project and implement it from start to finish using a combination of conceptual, technical and applied knowledge. Please join us in honoring [...]
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