Oregon State University

The Center for Outreach in Science and Engineering for Youth (COSEY)

OSU's Kelley Engineering Center

COSEY Program Logo with Tree, Sun, Wind, and Water

The Center for Outreach in Science and Engineering for Youth (COSEY) serves the K-20 community in the recruitment and retention of students to science and engineering, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups.  COSEY is a collaborative program jointly supported by grant funding, the College of Engineering, College of Science, and the Office of Precollege Programs.

In 2009-2011, COSEY received funding from the Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC) to develop sustainable engineeing curriculum and provide travelling STEM camps for youth across the state. Curriculum developed during this project is available for educators to download free of charge.

Since 2009, mobile STEM camps have served over 1,400 students, primarily rural, Latino and Native American students.  In Summer 2014 funding was provided by the Umpqua Valley Regional STEAM Hub and GEAR UP.  Camps were offered in 14 locations and served 450 students.


For more information, contact Kyle Cole (email: kyle.cole@oregonstate.edu, phone: 541-737-8262).

Contact Info

239 Covell Hall,
Corvallis, OR 97333
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