Oregon State University

COSEY (Center for Outreach in Science & Engineering for Youth) Camps

Description: 
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.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
6
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
7
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
8
Season/term: 
Summer
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Residential (overnight) program?: 
No
Parent/Family participation options?: 
No
Does the program qualify for Provost-sponsored staff background checks?: 
Yes
Does this program offer K-12 teacher professional development?: 
No
Grant broader impact program?: 
No
Contact Name: 
Emily Nicholson
Contact Phone: 
541-737-9424
Contact Email: 
precollege@oregonstate.edu
Cost of program: 
Varies
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
Off

Contact Info

Precollege Programs
110 Snell Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
phone: 541-737-9424
Email: precollege@oregonstate.edu
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