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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Solar 4R Schools Renewable Energy Educator Lab

Stipends are available for a STEM curriculum development opportunity: Solar 4R Schools is recruiting Northwest K-12 educators to participate in their Renewable Energy Educator Lab, a year-long STEM curriculum development program. Participating teachers will be part of a small group of educators that collaborate throughout the year to design, test, and implement exciting new lessons into their classrooms while diving deeper into the science of renewable energy. Along with access to content experts, teachers also receive a $5000 stipend and up to $3500 in materials to test and implement their lesson. The deadline to apply is May 24th, 2015. More information.

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2015 Intel STEMposium

On April 17, 2015 our counterparts at the Portland Metro STEM Partnership will conduct their annual STEMposium, sponsored by Intel and hosted by PGE. This year’s theme is Technology Leadership: Bridging the worlds of education and careers. The Central Oregon region has been offered 10 invitations to the event, which the STEM Hub will distribute to a diverse group of STEM-passionate Central Oregonians. The Hub has a limited amount of funding available to support travel costs of those who would otherwise be unable to participate. If you are interested in representing our region or would like to nominate someone to participate, please contact…

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Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education invites applications for the 2015 cohort of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program. This program seeks to foster continuous improvement in STEM teaching and learning in our nation’s schools. Fellows participate in three annual, two-week summer institutes on campus at the University of Notre Dame and two academic years of content-specific video coaching, and mid-year gatherings at interesting sites of STEM innovation. The program is fully funded and selected Fellows receive a stipend ($6,000 over 2.5 years) to participate in the program. The program is recruiting the 2015 cohort from teachers…

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OGCP Mini Grants

Are you interested in receiving a $1000 Mini-Grant to put together an amazing Girl-focused STEM project? The Oregon Girls Collaborative Project has recently opened their mini-grant application! In order to apply for a mini-grant, there must be at least 2 programs collaborating on a project, all partners must be registered in the NGCP Program Directory, and the project must be more than a 1 day event. More information can be found on OGCP’s Mini-Grant Requirements webpage. You can follow this link to Apply. Applications must be completed by December 18th. Contact Bethany Thramer with any questions – bethany.thramer@oregonask.org

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