For educators and K-12 school administrators who are transitioning to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), STEM CORE and Academic Extension have partnered to develop UO Real Solutions for NGSS Science Teaching. The self-paced online professional development provides resources, videos, tools, and guided activities to help teachers adapt their lessons for the new vision of science instruction. See the press release in Around the O or visit http://realsolutions.uoregon.edu/ngss/ to learn more.
STEM CORE is excited to host author and scholar Dr. Matthew Hora from University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday, May 12th from 3-4:30 PM in the Science Library room B040. Please join us as Dr. Hora will discuss the research in his book Beyond the Skills Gap which explores the shortcomings of the policy-driven educational movement to prepare students with “market-ready” skills.This event was re-scheduled from the original date of January 18, 2017.
With support from STEM CORE, the research of UO scientists Dave Sutherland and Alan Rempel from the Department of Earth Sciences was the inspiration for an “IcePosium” event on April 7th that involved every student at Arts and Technology Academy (ATA) Middle School in hands-on activities led by the scientists, a cadre of UO student volunteers, and other community members. See a feature on KEZI news. Read more about the event in Around the O. Learn more about Dr. Sutherland’s research and Dr. Rempel’s research.
The SPUR Program is accepting applications for summer research opportunities for undergraduates in University of Oregon laboratories with faculty mentors. Visit the SPUR Program website to learn more and begin your application today!
We will model three dimensional instruction as envisioned by NGSS. Take-aways: ideas to support NGSS implementation, shared resources, complimentary Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) membership! For more info and to register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/gp4z798
UOTeach Info Session: Learn How to Become a Teacher
University STEM Centers: What and Why?
STEM CORE welcomes Martin Storksdieck and Julie Risien from the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University to lead an interactive presentation on Thursday, November 3rd 3-5PM in HEDCO Education Building room 230T. See the STEM CORE calendar for details and other events.
Try Outreach and Teaching Fair on Thursday 10am-1pm
Opportunity for UO Students to find courses, jobs, and volunteer roles involving STEM communication and teaching! Link to opportunities here.
UO’s Dave Sutherland recently received a 5-year NSF CAREER award that includes a plan to involve middle school teachers and students at Eugene’s Arts and Technology Academy in project-based lessons inspired by and connected to his research on icebergs in Greenland. Read more…
6th-12th grade science and language arts teachers: Apply today for STILTS – Strategies for Technology-Enhanced Inquiry Learning and Teaching in Science
Cloaking devices, helium-powered cars, and girl power will be on display at the University of Oregon Saturday 11-4 at the 5th Annual UO Science and Invention Fair. Read more in the R-G…
Register by May 2nd for this opportunity to engage in a mix of presentations, discussion, and hands-on activities related to current physical science research on motion and stability. Workshop offered by University of Oregon’s Dietrich Belitz and Stan Micklavzina, Department of Physics.Teachers visit with a researcher in Lokey Laboratories.
Teacher Opportunity: Content in Context SuperLessons (C2SL)
The C2SL Program is currently accepting applications from 3rd-8th grade Lane County teachers who wish to participate in the 2016-17 school year. Link to flyer with application. Visit the C2SL website to learn more. The application deadline is April 15th.Teachers compare representations of proportional relationships in a C2SL workshop.
CWOSE Science Fair – This Saturday, March 5th
Participants: Indicate Your UO Lab Visit Preferences Here
2/1/16 Scholarships for Oregon Scientists – Apply by 2/26
11/20/15 Science Fair to be Hosted at UO on March 5th: Teachers can register 5th – 12th grade student projects now
10/27/15 Try Outreach & Teaching Fair
Willamette Atrium 10:45 AM – 2:00 PM on Tuesday 10/27
UO Students: Learn about STEM outreach and teaching related opportunities! 25+ programs/ opportunities will be represented, with opportunities ranging from internships to paid positions, courses to clubs. Free swag! Download flyer here: Try Outreach & Teaching Fair PDF. If you want to host a table, Register Here.
8/28/2015 Documentary about the STEM Lab School Project at the Arts & Technology Academy (ATA) Middle School
6/10/2015 STEM Summer Camp to be held at UO for ages 8-13
Click here to register by June 11!
6/03/2015 Science communication workshop from Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
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
The 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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
12/23/14 Education development grant awarded to UO’s STEM CORE
12/20/14 Two great opportunities for students interested in education, outreach, or science.
Science Outreach Course
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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!