4th Annual Try Science Outreach and Teaching Fair- A Success!

Dr. Stan Micklavzina demonstrates the connection between wavelengths, energy, and modes with Amy from the Eugene Public Library.

Connections were made! New members were recruited!  Our science community here at the University of Oregon was strengthened!  Check out the list of Outreach Opportunities and Campus Collaborators on our right-side menu.  A heartfelt thank you to all who participated.

Online, Self-Paced Science Teacher Professional Development

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.

Guest Presentation about Policy-Driven Education

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.

“IcePosium” Features UO Scientists’ Research

Dr. Alan Rempel demonstrates how icebergs flow.

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.