Oregon State University

Science

Mobile Science and Engineering Camps

Description: 
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.
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?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Jean Garcia-Chitwood
Contact Phone: 
541-737-6422
Cost of program: 
Free for Students
Scholarships available: 
No
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
Off

Beaver Hangouts

Description: 
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.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
4
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
5
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
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
9
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
12
Season/term: 
Fall
Season/term: 
Spring
Season/term: 
Winter
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?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Jean Garcia-Chitwood
Contact Phone: 
541-737-6422
Cost of program: 
FREE
Scholarships available: 
No
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
Off

Science & Engineering in the Lives of Students

Description: 
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.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
K
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
1
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
2
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
3
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
4
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
5
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
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
9
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
12
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Does the program qualify for Provost-sponsored staff background checks?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
The SELS Project
Contact Phone: 
xxx-xxx-xxxx
Contact Email: 
contact@theselsproject.org
Cost of program: 
No additional charge
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
Off

Migrant Student Leadership Institute

Description: 
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.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
12
Season/term: 
Summer
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Residential (overnight) program?: 
Yes
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?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Amas Aduviri
Contact Phone: 
541-737-3923
Contact Email: 
amas.aduviri@oregonstate.edu
Cost of program: 
Varies
Scholarships available: 
No
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On

TEAM Tox

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Description: 
TEAM Tox is comprised of students and post-docs affiliated with the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology department who combine their efforts to facilitate K-12 educators, introduce kids and teenagers to science and encourage all to pursue higher education.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
K
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
1
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
2
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
3
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
4
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
5
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
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
9
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
12
Season/term: 
Fall
Season/term: 
Spring
Season/term: 
Winter
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?: 
Yes
Grant broader impact program?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
TEAM Tox
Contact Phone: 
541-737-3791
Contact Email: 
outreach.teamtox@gmail.com
Cost of program: 
Free
Scholarships available: 
No
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
Off

OSU Summer Veterinary Experience

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Description: 
The OSU Summer Veterinary Experience is a hands-on learning experience for academically talented, low-income and minority high school students interested in veterinary medicine.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Season/term: 
Summer
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Residential (overnight) program?: 
Yes
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: 
Tess Collins
Contact Phone: 
541-737-6985
Contact Email: 
tess.collins@oregonstate.edu
Cost of program: 
$650
Scholarships available: 
Yes
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On

da Vinci Days

Description: 
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.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
K
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
1
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
2
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
3
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
4
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
5
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
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
9
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
12
Season/term: 
Summer
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Residential (overnight) program?: 
No
Parent/Family participation options?: 
Yes
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?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
DaVinci Days
Contact Phone: 
541-757-6363
Contact Email: 
davinci@davinci-days.org
Cost of program: 
Free
Scholarships available: 
No
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On

Young Entrepreneur’s Business Week (YEBW)

Description: 
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.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
9
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
12
Season/term: 
Summer
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Residential (overnight) program?: 
Yes
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: 
YEBW
Contact Phone: 
800-755-9329
Contact Email: 
info@yebw.org
Cost of program: 
$795
Scholarships available: 
Yes
College credit possible: 
Yes
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On

GEAR UP Summer Programs

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Description: 
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal program that promotes college readiness for low-income students in rural locations. OSU partners with the Sweet Home GEAR UP cluster to provide annual summer camps that integrate science and engineering project-based activities, reinforce college planning curriculum and provide an inspiring on-campus experience to students.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
7
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
8
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
9
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
10
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
11
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
12
Season/term: 
Summer
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Residential (overnight) program?: 
Yes
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?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Emily Nicholson
Contact Phone: 
541-737-9424
Contact Email: 
precollege@oregonstate.edu
Cost of program: 
Varies
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
On
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
Off

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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