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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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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Big Dream Screening

On January 23rd at 6:00pm at the Tower Theatre, the STEM Hub will present a community screening of the documentary Big Dream. The film follows the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing, and engineering. From small town Iowa to the bustling streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by and for the inspiring next generation of girls. To learn more about the film, visit www.bigdreammovement.com. The STEM Hub presents this Big Dream screening as a free community event accompanied by a panel…

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Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a worldwide movement exposing more than 10 million students to computer science in the week of December 8th-14th, 2014. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event and, with the resources offered, you don’t need to have any experience in computer science or even computers for all of your students. The STEM Hub can facilitate connections between teachers and computer science professionals interested in collaborating for this event. Simply email the Hub Director for assistance. To see which Central Oregon schools are already participating, visit the Hour of Code website.

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