News and Current Events

6/10/2015 STEM Summer Camp to be held at UO for ages 8-13

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Click here to register by June 11!

6/03/2015 Science communication workshop from Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

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The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science held a science communication workshop supported by STEM CORE, Science Literacy Program, and a program grant from the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more about it here!

5/12/2015 Chronicle Article on Science Literacy Program

scottThe Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article highlighting University of Oregon’s Dr. Scott Fisher and the UO Science Literacy Program. Click here to read!

5/6/2015 Lane County STEM Hub Planning Efforts

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Building steam for STEM: Schools and businesses are focusing their efforts to improve science and math education. Click here to read the Register Guard article about Lane County STEM Hub Planning.

5/4/2015 STEM Week Oregon May 2- May 10

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Register your STEM education activities today! Follow and tweet #StemWeekOregon and visit http://stemoregon.org to find out more.

4/22/15 Regional STEM Hub Meeting to be held May 5th, 2015

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The STEM Community Engagement process develops a long-range plan to improve STEM education by bringing together a diverse group of community members to plan, design, and create innovative changes in how we teach and learn. National research, education best practices, engineering design processes, and other community engagement protocols have informed the development of the phases, activities and milestones of the process.

View our calendar here for more information.

Click here to RSVP or subscribe to STEM Hub email list.

4/10/15 Video features STEM education involving Springfield Schools and STEM CORE

Check out this video highlighting the Springfield Schools and STEM CORE: Springfield Public Schools – STEM: A Community Effort.

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3/13/15 Science Communication Workshop for faculty, post-docs, and grad students

STEM CORE and the Science Literacy Program are partnering to offer a free, two-day workshop on Communicating Science facilitated by faculty from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. To apply for the May 14-15 workshop, please visit the Science Literacy Website

The workshop will provide attendees with training and communication tools to engage public audiences. In addition to media training, the sessions will include improvisation instruction intended to provide scientists with the skills to talk  freely, directly, and spontaneously about their work. An additional focus of the workshop is on distilling science messages.

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2/9/15 Congratulations to Traci Lemon on being featured in the Register Guard article about Darwin Day at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Thanks to Traci and all the other fabulous volunteers for helping show the community the wonders of science!

Article from Register Guard

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12/23/14 Education development grant awarded to UO’s STEM CORE

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12/20/14 Two great opportunities for students interested in education, outreach, or science.

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Science Instructional Coach

Are you a science major, interested in teaching? Apply today to be a science instructional coach and get real-world experience before you graduate!

Check out the Opportunities Page for more information!

Happy Holidays from the STEM CORE team!

Opportunity to speak to middle school students about pursuing a degree in science.

The AVID coordinator at the Arts and Technology Academy is looking for science students at UO to speak to their AVID electives about why they pursued a degree in science. AVID is a program at ATA that focuses on college and career readiness. If you are interested in doing this please contact stemcore@uoregon.edu. (No payment available for your time, however there will be cookies and the students will make you cards)

10/8/14 Try Outreach and Teaching Fair

STEM CORE will be hosting the Try Outreach and Teaching Fair on October 8th, 2014 from 12:00-2:00pm. 30+ outreach programs will be present to give information about their outreach work. Come and enjoy some snacks and giveaways and don’t forget to check out the STEM CORE table to sign up for a mailing list that will give you all the upcoming outreach events going on this year!

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9/24/14 UO Fall Science Open House UO_Science_Open_House_Flier _Spanish

9/3/14 Science Scholarship Program receives new grant from NSF

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