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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STEM Uncovered Video Competition

The Noyce Foundation, with support from the C.S. Mott Foundation, has announced the STEM Uncovered: 2015 Video Competition challenging young people and their afterschool programs to creatively tell their stories about how STEM learning continues to keep them engaged and inspires their future career plans. Over the next few months, students across the country can submit 3-minute videos sharing how their afterschool and summer learning programs uncover STEM learning and inspire them to build, create, explore, and dream. To learn more about the STEM Uncovered 2015 Video Competition, visit www.stemvideocompetition.org.

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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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