Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Namesort descending Level(s)
Inner City Youth Institute A collaborative partnership of the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Bureau of Land Management, and OSU 4-H Youth Development. Through school year activities based in Portland, and summer programs at the Salem 4-H Center and OSU campus, the Inner City Youth Institute encourages Portland youth to explore higher education and careers in the natural sciences. The Inner City Youth Institute promotes safe outdoor learning environments, and creates unique mentorship opportunities with natural resource professionals. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Alice Philips:
503-821-1125
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intercultural Student Services Outreach The primary foci of the American Indian Initiatives, Asian & Pacific Islander American Student Services, Casa Latina/o de OSU, and the Ujima Education Office is the access and retention of traditionally underrepresented students at Oregon State University. ISS performs culturally sensitive and specific outreach and recruitment to underrepresented precollege students who represent 100% of our target ethnic communities Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Alison Davis-White Eyes:
541-737-4383
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Fresh Grown Cooking for Families 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 Casey Bennett:
541-737-8014
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Chefs in the Garden The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) is offering summer day camps at the Corvallis High School Spartan Garden for children ages 6-12. Participants will learn to grow and harvest their own food; cook and eat lunch in the garden; discover edible flowers, garden pollinators, and soil critters; build bug traps and beetle habitats; have fun painting with plants and other garden art activities; play games and have a scavenger hunt outside; and end the week inviting their families for a cookout in the garden. Summer Science Casey Bennett:
541-737-8014
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:
541-737-1822
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
Adventures in Learning An educational program for talented and gifted youth that combines stimulating academic and social opportunities exposing participants to exciting and sophisticated areas of interest in a fast-paced, challenging university setting. Summer TAG Dennis Hickey:
541-737-2403
5, 6
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
COSEY (Center for Outreach in Science & Engineering for Youth) Camps COSEY has developed a library of project-based activity kits with a sustainability theme that will be used to engage 6th-8th grade students in multi-day summer camps to be held in communities throughout Oregon during the summer. Camp activities are rich with possibilities, including a mock oil spill activity in which students test substances that can remove oil from water, a homemade solar panel lesson in which student use titanium dioxide and berry juice to generate an electrical current, a computer design lesson in which students use innovative software to create a "green" dream home, and much more. The outreach program is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H programs, Oregon GEAR UP programs, and other extracurricular and summer camp organizations to expand opportunities in science and engineering education to diverse students across the state, focusing on programs with a track record for serving rural and underserved students. Summer Engineering, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
6, 7, 8
Mobile Science and Engineering Camps Since rural students have less access and opportunities to engage in STEM activities the Mobile Science & Engineering Camps were created. Small groups (3-4) of college students travel throughout Oregon to deliver 2-day hands-on STEM camps to middle-school students. The goal is to create interest for rural and under-represented youth in STEM careers and post-secondary education. Summer Engineering, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
6, 7, 8

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