Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Wave Research Laboratory Tours The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory strives to expose students of all ages to engineering and research with programs such as guided tours though the wave lab. These tours, guided by knowledgeable faculty, and graduate students, include an introduction to basic wave mechanics, demonstrations of the wave lab equipment and experiments being conducted in the laboratory. Tours can range from 20-45 min and the WRL will work with teachers to develop meaningful and exciting lesson plans for the tour. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Engineering, Science Alicia Lyman-Holt:
541-737-3665
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences Program (SMILE) A pre-college program for historically underrepresented and other educationally under served students in Oregon. This program focuses on college recruitment through science and math enrichment. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering, Math, Science Ryan Collay:
541-737-2388
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
TEAM Tox TEAM Tox is comprised of students and post-docs affiliated with the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology department who combine their efforts to facilitate K-12 educators, introduce kids and teenagers to science and encourage all to pursue higher education. Fall, Spring, Winter Science TEAM Tox:
541-737-3791
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
STEM Academy Grades: 2-12 A nonprofit community-based program, offering enrichment educational opportunities, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to elementary, middle, and high school students. Camps and classes are taught by experts in the community and at OSU and are held primarily on the OSU campus. STEM Academy is open to all motivated students. Scholarships are available to all who qualify. STEM Academy programs include a variety of week-long summer camps (Engineering, TekPets, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Ocean Science, Lego Robotics, Science & Art, etc.), the Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math (AWSEM) program, and the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) program. Spring, Winter, Summer Engineering, Math, Science Cathy Law:
541-737-1822
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Scientists and Teachers in Education Partnerships (STEPs) The STEPs program is a STEM outreach program at Oregon State University which strives to enhance 6-12 science, math, health, and engineering education by forging collaborative partnerships between Oregon scientists, teachers, and students. This goal is accomplished through activities such as teacher workshops, science events for students, and classroom equipment loans. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering, Math, Science Kari van Zee; Dan Arp (Director):
Dr. Kari van Zee: 541-737-1773
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Salmon Bowl The annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a tournament-style academic competition designed to challenge and recognize students' knowledge of math, science, and social science in the context of the oceans. OSU hosts a one-day regional competition in February before the two-day final national competition among high school teams. Categories include the biology, chemistry, geology, physics, history, and economics of the world's oceans, as well as navigation, geography, and ocean-related current events. Winter Science CEOAS:
541-737-4440
9, 10, 11, 12
Recruitment and Retention of Women and Minorities in Engineering Committed to bringing more woman and minorities to OSU to become tomorrow's engineers through our three pronged approach of Recruitment, Retention and Research. Activities include K-12 school visits, sponsoring teacher/career counselor workshops, OSU Engineering tours, developing lesson plans for K-12 classes. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering Ellen Momsen:
541-737-9699
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Pet Day Outreach and information about veterinary science, careers in veterinary science and animal care. Spring Science Lyn Smith-Gloria:
541-737-3844
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Outreach in Biotechnology The ORB program is an educational outreach education program to promote public understanding of biotechnology in agriculture and natural resources. The program aims to explain the science behind genetic engineering and examines some of the science-based concerns pertaining to the use of this technology in agricultural production systems. The website contains numerous educational resources including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, regulatory information, news and current issues, as well as a variety of useful web links for further information. The program also provides a summer biotechnology workshop for high school teachers. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Steve Strauss:
541-737-6578
9, 10, 11, 12
OSU Extension Extension Service provides education and information based on timely research to help Oregonians solve problems and develop skills related to youth, family, community, farm, forest, energy, and marine resources. We carry out our mission by extending the research knowledge base of the University to people who need the information, and providing leadership in applying this knowledge to the problems people have identified. OSU Extension is the "front door to OSU" and the premier provider of non-formal education that meets the needs of Oregonians and contributes significantly to strong individuals, families and communities; a vibrant economy; and sustainable natural resources. Fall, Spring, Winter Science Rebecca Badger:
541 737 2620
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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