Greater Oregon STEM Mission
A regional partnership cultivating a community that values STEM learning, prepares youth for successful STEM careers, and builds pathways and pipelines to meet workforce needs.
Realize regional prosperity through a thriving STEM workforce and career‐ready rural youth.
What is GOSTEM? Read more.
- July 23 – July 27, 2018
- Camp Dates:
Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs CAMP and SPONSORS offer educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.. If you have a disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend this event contact the NBT CAMP Coordinator, Kalie Davis, at KalieD@portofmorrow.com.
August 6-8. Join GO-Healthcare Professionals!
Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center, in partnership with GO-STEM and Eastern Oregon University, will host an immersive three-day workshop from August 6th-8th to prepare 10 regional high school educators to teach our collegiate-level online health careers course at their schools.
Teachers will collaborate with faculty at Eastern Oregon University to become familiarized with Future Health Professionals of Oregon (FHPO) curriculum, make a plan to deliver the course during the upcoming school year, synergize with other health educators, and join the GO-Healthcare Professionals PLC (Professional Learning Community).
Applicant must have a master’s degree to qualify.
*However, if no other master’s-prepared instructor is available to teach a health careers course at your school, ample teaching experience in health sciences could potentially substitute for this requirement (upon Eastern Oregon University’s discretion).
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions, or to request a copy of the FHPO syllabus to learn more about the online curriculum.
Mindful Learning in Science and Art summer camp we have scheduled at Oak Haven, August 13-16, 1:00-4:00.The curriculum will be for Preschool-2nd grade students, with a focus on bees and pollinators. We will integrate experiences across different content areas, including music, math, and literacy, with a focus on science and art.We’re located at 2109 Oak St., and tuition is $100 for the week. Interested families could contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 541-663-1528.
October 13: Share your expertise with educators around the state! OSTA is accepting proposals for Sessions on Friday, October 12 and Workshops on Saturday, October 13th. For details on the strand descriptions and to submit your proposal, check out their conference webpage at http://oregonscience.org/OSTA18.
Still lots to give away. New stuff each week!
Each month GOSTEM will showcase a different STEM Launch Point and the connections that can be explored in each STEM discipline. These stories are quick summaries of interesting people and circumstances where using STEM was as an integrated way of thinking and necessary to solve the problem. The story we offer in this month’s newsletter is Water to Drink.
Have you ever thought about pouring a glass of water out of a faucet–how we rarely consider the luxury of this essential? Most of us don’t. We just expect the water is clean, free from toxins or bacteria, and looks and tastes good. This is not the case for most of the world, however. Some 4000 children die each day as a result of lack of adequate or drinkable water. Underdeveloped countries primarily use rivers, lakes and rain run-off as their water supplies. These become contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens. This STEM story starts with personal descriptions of people working wth these contaminated water supplies and the challenge to covert what they have to something that won’t harm or kill.
In this STEM unit, students learn about the problems of adequate drinking supply and then learn that they can use some basic chemistry to help solve the problem. Students use baking soda and cream of tartar to make CO2 bubbles. They add this mixture to plaster of Paris to make a porous mud. They mold the plaster mud into the shape of a filter and then use their filter to test different aspects of “dirty” water. A complete curriculum Water to Drink can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/eou.edu/stem-stories/water-for-africawater-filtration