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Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Young Entrepreneur’s Business Week (YEBW) YEBW’s college-accredited programs apply textbook theory to real world situations. Students reside in Weatherford Hall and experience the value of business skills for any occupation. Participants are placed in mock companies and are given the opportunity to lead their peers as the CEO, crunch numbers as part of the finance team, or develop a marketing plan to skyrocket their sales. They learn business and investing strategies, develop leadership skills, and are inspired to network and prepare for their future. Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science YEBW:
9, 10, 11, 12
Winter Wonderings An academic program of discovery and wonder for talented and gifted youth where new and exciting areas of study are offered in a fast-paced learning environment. Winter Math, Science, TAG Dennis Hickey:
3, 4, 5, 6
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:
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:
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
Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY) A program primarily for high school girls and ethnic minorities traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering. Students are paired with a faculty mentor in engineering to conduct a mini-research project. Summer Engineering Skip Rochefort:
9, 10, 11
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
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:
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
Science & Engineering in the Lives of Students Science & Engineering in the Lives of Students (SELS) has the objective of designing an augmentation to teaching science to address pressing issues in science education that affect a majority of school age youth. The SELS website examines science in the built environments in which we live, work, and spend leisure time. The site is for students taking science in school, teachers who work with those students, or anyone who is curious about how science is “used” in everyday life. Engineering, Science The SELS Project:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12