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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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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STEM Week Oregon

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.

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OregonASK Trainings & Forum

OregonASK, a collaborative network supporting quality out-of-school time programs for youth and families throughout Oregon, is bringing their professional development offerings on the road to Bend! On the afternoon of Friday, May 8th, in partnership with the STEM Hub, they will offer an Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Forum on Engaging Girls in STEM. Throughout the day of Saturday, May 9th, in partnership with Bend Park & Recreation, they will offer several training workshops: Teaching Successful Science Lessons in Afterschool SciGirls Curriculum Exploring the Engineering Design Process

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Career and College Day at Madras High School

OSU Open Campus, COCC, and the 509J school district are working to provide Jefferson County students with an opportunity to explore career choices, volunteer opportunities, and job shadow possibilities. The are seeking volunteers to engage with students as part of a Career and College Day at Madras High School on May 15, 2015. Interested businesses, non-profits, or professionals should contact Jennifer Oppenlander. More information.

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