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.
COSEY has offered summer Mobile STEM Camps in rural communities since 2009. Aimed at the middle school level, the camps have delivered hands-on activities to over 1,400 students, primarily rural, low-income , Latino and Native American students. Mobile camps have been supported by many partners including the Umpqua Valley Regional STEAM Hub, the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, Juntos, SMILE, and GEAR UP. Here is a video highlighting program impacts.
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.
For more information, contact Kyle Cole (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 541-737-8262).