Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
KidSpirit Youth Programs KidSpirit, which is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Sciences, offers year-round programs for children ages 2 years through high school. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Math, Music Kidspirit:
541-737-KIDS
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
GEAR UP Summer Programs GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal program that promotes college readiness for low-income students in rural locations. OSU partners with the Sweet Home GEAR UP cluster to provide annual summer camps that integrate science and engineering project-based activities, reinforce college planning curriculum and provide an inspiring on-campus experience to students. Summer Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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 Margie Haak:
541-737-6716
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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. This year, the hands-on activities are designed for students only. Parents are invited to attend our welcome session. 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 Jean Garcia-Chitwood:
541-737-6422
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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