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January 2020 e-Blast

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Student STEM Experiences
Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day
February 22, 2020

REGISTER
This annual program of hands-on workshops and talks at WOU is for high school girls and their teachers. Its purpose is to encourage young women to continue their study of mathematics and to assist the teachers of women mathematics students.
Learn more at
https://wou.edu/math/sk/
Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge
March 31, 2020

REGISTER A TEAM
Students in grades 3-12 build and bring their wind, solar, and wave energy devices to the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. They share their designs with judges and see which designs produce the greatest amount of energy. Learn more at https://ocrec2020.eventbrite.com
MATE Oregon Regional ROV Competition
April 18, 2020

REGISTER A TEAM
Students from upper elementary to college age build remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and use them to complete underwater missions at the annual competition in Lincoln City. Teams share their designs with judges with poster displays and engineering interviews. Learn more at http://materovcompetition.org/oregon
Upcoming Deadlines for Online Challenges
Image from Exploravision dot org

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision
Submissions due Feb 10

Students teams in grades K-12 are invited to register to compete for prizes in this national science competition. Flyer * Learn more

Girls Go CyberStart

Girls Go Cyberstart
Registration and assessment open until Feb 14

High school girls master new skills while working their way through an online training game focused on cybersecurity and ethical hacking. Win cash prizes for your school. Learn more

Photo: solarsystem.nasa.gov

NASA's Scientist for a Day
Submissions due Feb 20

Grade 5-12 students, examine real spacecraft images of the moons of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, and write an essay about which destination would be the best place to return to and explore. Learn more

Educator Professional Development
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CS for Oregon: Exploring Computer Science
NSF funds are available for Oregon high schools interested in adopting a national, equity-based, evidence-supported computer science curriculum called Exploring Computer Science (ECS). Stipends for high school teachers included. Download a flyer

Illustration of pink rubber boots - Credit: Peg Herring

Get Involved: Student Stewardship
Feb 6 at 7:00pm online
Join educators and  the authors of Ellie's Strand to talk about student stewardship and nature journaling in this 1.5 hour Community of Practice session. Register

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Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning
Feb 11 at 4:30pm online
Support students to speak and write like scientists. This OSTA webcast features Catlin Gabel middle school science teacher Berkeley Gadbaw and and PPS Science Program Administrator Susan Holveck. Register

Dungeness Crab - Photo: Pat Kight, Oregon Sea Grant

Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest
Feb 13 at 4pm online webinar
Teachers, hear from NOAA researchers about the impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on local species. We'll also learn about Oregon's response to OA, and share a new high school OA curriculum. Register

Teachers look for marine debris - Photo: C. Goodwin Oregon Sea Grant

Marine Debris Educator Workshop
Feb 29 in Garibaldi
Explore marine debris sources, impacts, and solutions in this free workshop. Engage in hands-on classroom and field activities and connect to local resources. Register

RECENT EVENTS

At a NOAA Marine Debris funded workshop for educators in Bandon on January 4th, teachers toured Washed Ashore exhibits, learned about marine debris research and clean up efforts, and engaged in field studies at a local beach.
ABOUT US
Visit the Oregon Coast STEM Hub
website to learn more about Our Story, discover Hub Happenings, hear Voices from our region, see a list of our partners, and find out how YOU can get involved.
Archives of this and other Oregon Coast STEM Hub newsletters can be found on our website:  http://oregoncoaststem.oregonstate.edu

Contact Email:  OregonCoastSTEM@oregonstate.edu

Mailing Address:
Oregon Coast STEM Hub
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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