Science Expo Judges Needed

The 3rd annual COCC Regional Science Expo (formally the Intel Regional Science Fair) is quickly approaching! This science fair is part of the overall Intel Science competition and winners can go to state or larger regional competitions. The Saturday event (March 5th) will be hosted on the COCC campus.  20–25 judges are needed, with each judge observing and interviewing 3–5 projects. Judges need not be subject matter experts, particularly at the middle school level. All you need is a passion for STEM and general understanding of the scientific method. It is a lot of fun getting to see the science projects that…

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ASE Hiring Workshop Instructor

The Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering program is hiring an instructor for their Bend-based Cover Letter and Interview Skills workshops. Practicing and pre-service teachers are eligible along with anyone with a passion for helping students acquire these critical job skills! More Information

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ASE Mentors Needed

You are invited to participate in supporting the next generation of innovators, researchers and engineers.  Since 1990, ASE has matched over 3,700 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students with scientists and engineers for 8-week summer internships in a professional scientific or engineering environment.   Want to learn more? Contact Julia Soto (julia@saturdayacademy.org) or Emily Saxton (emily@saturdayacademy.org) for more information.  Want to sign up to mentor at student at your workplace? Please visit http://www.saturdayacademy.org/ase/mentor-information/how-to-sign-up   

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New Flight Opportunity in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program has announced a new flight opportunity to place experiments on the International Space Station. Interested districts and schools should inquire by December 11, 2015. Full release: October 11, 2015 Announcing: Major (G5-16) STEM Opportunity for School Districts Starting February 2016 – Student Spaceflight Experiments Program – Mission 10 to the International Space Station Deadline for Inquiry: All interested school districts and schools are asked to inquire no later than December 11, 2015 Contact: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP Program Director; cell 301-395-0770; jeffgoldstein@ncesse.org   The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space…

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FIRST Funding Available

Daimler Trucks North America is providing up to $225,000 to fund FIRST programs throughout Oregon and SW Washington. FIRST programs inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. Accepting applications through November 30, 2015. More information here.

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Oregon Game Project Challenge

OGPC is the only state-wide game programming competition in Oregon! It introduces middle and high school students to the principles of STEAM while working together to produce something greater than the sum of the parts. Teams of three to seven middle or high school students create computer games designed to be fun, challenging, and innovative around a socially responsible annual theme. Teams present their games to industry professionals and are awarded prizes in several categories during a statewide competition in April. More Info: Brochure / Poster

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Inventerprise 2015

Central Oregon students can show their ingenuity while competing for cash and other prizes in the 2015 Inventerprise science contest. This year’s contest challenges students to devise new ways that would help us prevent, survive, mitigate, or even harness a natural disaster’s power. The annual competition for all Central Oregon students in Grades K-12 is sponsored by Bend Research Inc., with help from the Bend-La Pine School District and Central Oregon Community College. Prizes will be awarded at all grade levels. The students submitting the top high-school entries will receive a portion of the $1,800 cash prize. The student submitting the top middle-school entry will choose…

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