Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Family Science and Engineering Nights OSU students and faculty bring hands-on science and engineering activities to local elementary schools for students and their families. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Expeditions A half-day educational experience in which gifted and talented youth are introduced to a variety of engaging, intriguing subjects in an enjoyable and nurturing environment. Summer TAG Carol Brown:
541-737-2670
3, 4
Discovery Days Discovery Days is an outreach program involving many of the Science Departments at OSU as well as departments from Agriculture and Engineering. This two-day event, held in both the Fall and Spring terms, features displays and hands-on activities from different departments that are suitable for all ages. Fall, Spring Engineering, Science Gabrielle James:
541-737-3279
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Discovering the Scientist Within A free Saturday workshop designed to introduce middle school girls to careers in science, technology and engineering. The workshop includes hands-on activities and the opportunity to meet successful women engineers, doctors, veterinarians, research scientists, and university professors. Winter Engineering, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
6, 7, 8
da Vinci Days See the latest research and education at Oregon State University. Demos and activities for all ages, from across disciplines, including chemical and bio-engineering, forestry, geosciences, and oceanic and atmospheric sciences. Summer Engineering, Science DaVinci Days:
541-757-6363
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Chemistry Outreach The Department of Chemistry has an active program to bring chemistry to the local community. Through the Outreach Committee, opportunities are available to tour labs, do hands-on experiments, and have chemistry faculty and students to bring chemistry to schools. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering, Science Margie Haak:
541-737-6716
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Campus Field Trips The Office of Precollege Programs annually hosts students, generally in grades 6-8, plus teachers and parents for a day on campus intended to encourage underrepresented and minority students to go to college. Groups generally spend between 2-4 hours at OSU: they tour campus with an undergraduate peer mentor, eat lunch in a dining hall, visit a cultural center or stop by an athletic facility, and have a customized presentation and/or hands-on activity presented by a faculty member, staff, or students meant to enhance school curriculum as well as expose students to potential majors or careers. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Engineering, Math, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Beaver Hangouts Beaver Hangouts mission is to provide all students with an equal opportunity for college access and readiness through the use of technology, more specifically through the use of Skype. Through technology and near-peer mentoring, volunteer students from Oregon State University each academic term connect with rural and underserved K-12 classrooms, community colleges, non-profit organization, and community partners across Oregon. Fall, Spring, Winter Activism, Art, Athletics, Engineering, History, Leadership, Literature, Math, Music, Science Cody Yeager:
541-737-6422
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) The Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Program matches bright, motivated high school students with professional scientists and engineers for eight-week, full-time summer internships. Students assist mentors with research and other activities, learning first-hand about science and engineering careers in the process. Interns attend two full-day conferences during the summer, gaining additional exposure to diverse careers in scientific and engineering fields, and developing skills that will serve them well in technical careers. ASE is part of Saturday Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Summer Engineering, Science Mattie Courtright:
503-200-5861
9, 10, 11, 12
Adventures in Learning An educational program for talented and gifted youth that combines stimulating academic and social opportunities exposing participants to exciting and sophisticated areas of interest in a fast-paced, challenging university setting. Summer TAG Dennis Hickey:
541-737-2403
5, 6

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