Computer Sci Course in Bend for Educators

Sharing from the Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association:

Computer Science Principles Course
The AP Institute of the Cascades

August 15-18 in Bend, OR

Learn how to effectively teach the new AP® Computer Science Principles course. This course will give your students a broad background in computer science including programming, algorithms, abstractions, data and the workings of the Internet. Continue reading

Community STEM Events June 2 & 3

Two of our Gorge communities are organizing events to showcase the awesome science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) education opportunities. With information, fun and hands-on activities for the kids, don’t miss these! Both groups are also still seeking presenters.

  • Hood River Valley STEM Fair: June 2, 5-7pm, downtown Hood River as part of First Friday. Organized by Hood River Valley High School students. Details in their Facebook event here.
  • White Salmon Valley Schools STEAM Expo: June 3, 9am to 10:30am Jr. FLL Expo, 12:30 -6pm Student and Community Expo, all at Whitson Elementary in White Salmon. Organized by Whitson Elementary. View the flyer here for presenter opportunities.

Seeking Students Interested in Flight

Hood River Soaring is a non-profit to promote the art and science of soaring by making the sport more accessible to all, including special outreach to youth. Program organizers are seeking students ages 12-26 interested in learning to fly. They have a unique work-study program with funds available to help youth cover the fees associated with flying. Learn more here or contact Mark Stanfield today.

Students from The Dalles Place Third at Underwater Robotics Contest

Guest post from Lu Seapy, Wasco County 4-H.

Students with 4-H in The Dalles placed third at an underwater robotics competition in Lincoln City that tested their engineering and problem-solving skills. The team called the ROV Sharks, representing Wasco County 4-H, took home the third-place trophy in the intermediate level “Navigator” category.

They were one of the 31 teams from Oregon that participated in the state’s 6th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle competition on April 29 at the pool at the Lincoln City Community Center. More than 200 students from elementary school through college demonstrated devices they built for the competition, which aims to prepare students for technical careers. Continue reading