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…
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
Next week is Computer Science Education Week. Celebrate with an Hour of Code! Get started at: https://hourofcode.com/us
NCWIT is seeking nominations for its Aspirations Award, recognizing young women in computing. For more information, contact the regional co-chair, Ron Tenison. Poster
May 2–10, 2015 is officially STEM Week Oregon, a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate, and engage young people in activities involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Anyone, anywhere in the state can participate. The statewide network of STEM Hubs is collaborating to promote this opportunity to spread the word about STEM in Oregon. Visit stemoregon.org/stemweek (hosted by our friends at the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership) for more information or to register your event or activity and use the hashtag #STEMWeekOregon to share your experiences.
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is offering an environmental education internship this spring in partnership with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. The intern will receive hands-on experience in field-based education as well as opportunities to network with both formal and non-formal educators, scientists, and natural resource management professionals. OSU-Cascades or COCC credit is available. More Information.