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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PD Opportunities

Lots of professional development opportunities are coming up for teachers in June, including intensive focuses on the Next Generation Science Standards and technology education. Check out the calendar for a complete list! We plan to make more opportunities available during the late August and early September back to school time. Exact offerings are still flexible, so if there’s a particular topic you’d like to see, let us know by emailing info@centraloregonstem.org.

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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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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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Real World Science Training Opportunity

REAL WORLD SCIENCE—YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW How Necessity Creates Innovation in Science and Technology July 19-24, 2015 in New Orleans, LA The National WWII Museum is excited to announce a week-long professional development opportunity to take place in the summer of 2015 for middle school science teachers. Twenty eight teachers from across the country will come to New Orleans to experience hands-on how necessity, knowledge, perseverance and skill lead to inventions, innovation, and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), just like in World War II. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The seminar application is open to any science teacher (public,…

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