Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
High School Journalism Institute Co-hosted by OSU and The Oregonian, this camp seeks to nurture budding journalists underrepresented in the field. With guidance from professionals in the field, participants use real journalism skills to report and photograph a 32-page newspaper, as well as blog and produce multimedia pieces for The Oregonian's website. They will learn the value of making a difference by covering multiple perspectives in the news. Summer Literature Steven Sandberg:
541-737-3383
9, 10, 11, 12
Healthy Youth Program The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute hosts a free cooking and gardening class for children and their parents to learn gardening basics and how to incorporate fresh harvested produce into nourishing and affordable family meals. Summer Science Caitlyn Reilley:
541-737-8014
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Hatfield Marine Science Center Education Programs Hatfield offers programs for Preschool through High school, from summer day camps to hands on labs and field activities during the school year. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Lindsay Carroll:
541-867-0233
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
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
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
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
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
Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) The Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Program matches bright, motivated high school students with professional scientists and engineers for eight-week, full-time summer internships. Students assist mentors with research and other activities, learning first-hand about science and engineering careers in the process. Interns attend two full-day conferences during the summer, gaining additional exposure to diverse careers in scientific and engineering fields, and developing skills that will serve them well in technical careers. ASE is part of Saturday Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Summer Engineering, Science Mattie Courtright:
503-200-5861
9, 10, 11, 12
4-H Summer Conference at OSU Program goals are teaching leadership and public relations skills as well as gaining subject matter knowledge in various disciplines. Participants become acquainted with Oregon State University through on-campus tours and involvement in educational activities. Summer Art, Business, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Roberta Lundeberg:
541-737-9295
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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