Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
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:
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:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Suitcase Oceanography These are available on an as-requested basis and are free to elementary school teachers. Suitcase Lessons are portable modules for K-6 students based on the FOSS science curriculum. They are designed with complete materials and instructions so any member of the OSU Oceanography faculty, graduate student, or a scientist working at an oceanography institute can to a classroom and successfully present the lessons. These kits can be checked out from COAS. Outreach opportunities include developing more lessons or creating suitcase lessons of your own. Fall, Spring, Winter Science Marta Torres:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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
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:
9, 10, 11, 12
Oregon Natural Resource Education Program (ONREP) Project Learning Tree ONREP's Mission is to educate K-12 educators about Oregon's forests and natural resources, and to prepare them to make informed decisions, exhibit responsible behavior, and take constructive action concerning the future of Oregon's forests. At the heart of the program is Project Learning Tree (PLT), and Project WILD, which are award winning environmental education curricula focused on building understanding and knowledge through creative problem-solving and critical thinking . Workshops for educators are offered throughout and are provided free of charge, thanks to generous funding from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Susan Sahnow:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) Community Outreach and Education Core (COEC) COEP’s community outreach mission is to translate the research findings of the EHS Center into outreach programs that are useful and relevant to the public. Additionally, COEP’s education mission is to promote health and science literacy by improving understanding of environmental health science and the role of environmental factors in the cause and prevention of disease. Program activities include student and teacher workshops, public awareness seminars and workshops and other community programs that highlight the importance of environmental health research for the general public and the K-12 audience. COEP also facilitates interactions between university scientists and the general public, students and teachers. This includes helping to coordinate scientist visits in classrooms as well as bringing students/teachers on campus for lab tours. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Diana Rohlman:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12