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    SMILE Math and Science Nights in Corvallis

    Posted November 21st, 2012 by staff

    From LIFE@OSU Under the watchful eye of Oregon State University student Vanessa Robinson, a Lincoln School student carefully combined tape, a plastic spoon and some small sticks to make his unique version of a catapult. Robinson’s eyes widened as she saw his technique. “That is a creative solution I’ve never seen before,” she said. “Let’s […]

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    PROMISE Internship Program

    Posted July 26th, 2012 by staff

    OSU’s Precollege Programs is lucky to participate in the PROMISE internship program. PROMISE stands for Professional and Managerial Internships in State Employment and pairs OSU juniors and seniors with paid work experience at a variety of state and local government agencies. The program, which is operated out of the OSU Office of Equity and Inclusion, lasts […]

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    Discovering the Scientist Within at OSU

    Posted February 20th, 2012 by staff

    120 middle school girls plus their parents were at OSU on Saturday for the annual “Discovering the Scientist Within” program put on by a collaborative group across campus and the community.  The event is designed to foster teenage girls interest in science and engineering in addition to connecting with parents about ways to continue encouraging […]

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    COSEY Camps & Programs Inspire and Engage Students

    Posted May 27th, 2011 by staff

    With the help of a grant from the Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council, Oregon State University’s Center for Outreach in Science and Engineering for Youth (COSEY) will provide summer camps infused with science & engineering curriculum. Local camps serving 5th -8th graders will include newly developed programming with a theme of sustainability, in an […]

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    BugZoo Brings Arthropods Around

    Posted January 12th, 2011 by staff

    Sujaya Rao and the BugZoo were featured in the Gazette-Times – another example of Oregon State University’s phenomenal commitment to youth outreach and engagement in the community. “Rao, a professor in Oregon State University’s Crop and Soil Science department, is an entomologist, a scientist who studies insects. She uses the creepy crawlers as many-legged ambassadors […]

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    Starting the Pipeline from High School to College

    Posted October 22nd, 2010 by staff

    The OSU campus is normally a quiet place at 9:00 am on a Saturday.  But on October 9th, 20 students from Benson Polytechnic High School were busy in a lab dissecting the many layers of disposable diapers in a lesson on the chemical engineering of superabsorbent polymers.  Benson teachers Jean Eames, Matt Pellico (OSU ’82), […]

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    Powered by Orange…Lino Solomon

    Posted September 24th, 2010 by staff

    Avelino “Lino” Solomon features on the OSU campus banners in the new Powered By Orange campaign highlighting individuals that are making a difference in all realms of society. A 2009 graduate, Lino now works as a Student Services Specialist for TRiO precollege programs at Chemeketa Community College.  He frequently collaborates with the OSU Office of […]

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    Leslie Brings Biodiesel Awareness

    Posted September 20th, 2010 by staff

    OSU student Mikkel Leslie was featured in the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce about her push to educate future generations about the possibilities of biodiesel as a viable sustainable fuel source. An environmental engineering undergraduate, she shared her passion with the COSEY camps this summer, traveling to Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H Camps, and middle […]

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    KidSpirit’s Director Honored

    Posted April 6th, 2010 by staff

    Karen Swanger, KidSpirit director and head of the Willamette Valley chapter of Girls on the Run, is recognized as one of this years  Women of Achievement by the Oregon State University Women’s Center.  An article in the Gazette-Times describes the impact she has had as a mentor and inspiration to youth and undergraduates during her […]

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