Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Fresh Grown Cooking for Kids The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) offers a cooking and nutrition education program for youth ages 6-12. Youth learn basic cooking and kitchen safety skills and engage all their senses as they explore nutritious recipes and prepare meals together. Contact Casey Bennett, phone: 541-737-8014, email: hyp@oregonstate.edu. Cost: $52/6-week session; $28/3-week session Dates: Ages 8-12: Thursdays, April 11- May 16 (6-week spring session); Ages 6-8: Thursdays, May 23- June 6 (3-week spring session). Time of day: 4:00-6:00 PM. Fall, Spring, Winter Science Casey Bennett:
541-737-8014
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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
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:
541-737-4374
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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
College Credit for High School Students High school students can start their college career early while helping meet high school graduation requirements. This program allows high schools students the opportunity to earn transferable college credits online, start a college transcript, and complete these courses in the comfort of their own environment. These online courses, taken through OSU Extended Campus, are offered in almost every subject area. $217 per credit - Visit http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/soc/tuition for details Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Joan Oakes:
541-737-4166
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
Bug Zoo The Oregon State University BugZoo is a collection of live and preserved arthropod organisms that are used for outreach and teaching programs. Our goal is to enhance awareness about the fascinating and diverse world of arthropods and their relationships with humans. BugZoo promotes education through live displays and hands-on activities. Cost: On Campus: $3/student; off campus: Travel Fee per current OSU Motor Pool & Mileage reimbursement rates Fall, Spring, Winter Science Sujaya Rao:
541-737-9038
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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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