Oregon State University

COSEY Mobile Science and Engineering Camps

Kids working on circuitsThanks to generous funding by the Oregon Engineering Technology Industry Council (ETIC), COSEY has developed a library of project-based activity kits with a focus on engineering and design skills related to sustainability and “green” technology. The activity kits are rich with possibilities, including a mock oil spill activity in which students test substances that can remove oil from water, a wind energy activity and solar car activity. Curriculum is available to K-12 educators for use in the classroom.Solar Cars

The Oregon University System (OUS) and the Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC) awarded OSU’s COSEY funding in 2009 for the two-year program, as part of their “Bright Future” grants aimed to increase pre-college engineering initiatives and programs for K-12 students.

Since rural students have fewer opportunities to experience hands-on STEM activites, mobile STEM camps were developed to reach out to rural students throught Oregon. 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 Upqua Valley Regional STEAM Hub and GEAR UP.  Camps were offered in 14 locations and served 450 students.

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

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239 Covell Hall,
Corvallis, OR 97333
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