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. Two-day camps are offered throughout Oregon for local youth focusing on STEM activities and skills.
Through the use of technology and near-peer mentoring, volunteer students from Oregon State University each academic term connect with underserved K-12 classrooms, community colleges, non-profit organization, and community partners across Oregon. The main focus is to reach rural and underrepresented populations.
Science & Engineering in the Lives of Students (SELS) has the objective of designing an augmentation to teaching science to address pressing issues in science education that affect a majority of school age youth. The SELS website examines science in the built environments in which we live, work, and spend leisure time. The site is for students taking science in school, teachers who work with those students, or anyone who is curious about how science is “used” in everyday life.
The purpose of the Migrant Student Leadership Institute is to build leadership skills in Oregon migrant students as well as to expose them to college life and encourage students to attend college, which for many of the migrant students, represent the first ones in their families to attend college. Also, students are encouraged to promote their leadership and self-esteem, but also to concentrate on giving and choosing a service project back in their communities.
See the latest research and education at Oregon State University. Demos and activities for all ages, from across disciplines, including chemical and bio-engineering, forestry, geosciences, and oceanic and atmospheric sciences.
YEBW’s college-accredited programs apply textbook theory to real world situations. Students reside in Weatherford Hall and experience the value of business skills for any occupation. Participants are placed in mock companies and are given the opportunity to lead their peers as the CEO, crunch numbers as part of the finance team, or develop a marketing plan to skyrocket their sales. They learn business and investing strategies, develop leadership skills, and are inspired to network and prepare for their future.
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.
Program goals are teaching leadership and public relations skills as well as gaining subject matter knowledge in various disciplines. Participants become acquainted with Oregon State University through on-campus tours and involvement in educational activities.
The main goal of the Camp is to establish a bridge between the Latino community and OSU; to expose young people to healthy, educational, and fun environments where they have the opportunity to explore different career opportunities at OSU; and to learn about the different programs for academic support, financial aid, and admissions for minorities. All activities have been designed to help the participants develop leadership skills, new abilities, and become successful adults in the future.
High school students can start their college career early while helping meet high school graduation requirements. This program allows high schools students the opportunity to earn transferable college credits online, start a college transcript, and complete these courses in the comfort of their own environment. These online courses, taken through OSU Extended Campus, are offered in almost every subject area.