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 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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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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Science Fair Volunteers Needed

COCC is hosting its second annual regional science fair for high school students.  The event is on Saturday March 7th.  Approximately 40 high school students will be presenting their independent research with hopes to move on to the INTEL state and international science fair. COCC is recruiting volunteers to help with this event.  In particular, volunteers are needed to coordinate some short (15-20 min) activities to keep the high school students busy while the judges are reviewing their posters between 9-10 am. If interested, contact Sarah Fuller or Meridith Humphries.

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