STEM Week save the date graphicWelcome to the 7th annual STEM Week Oregon, a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. This year, we are thrilled to partner with ReMake Learning Days Across America for the first time!

To register for any/all of Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub's FREE events happening all week long, please provide a little information about yourself and your group, here. We'll follow-up with event links, presenter information, and book and other swag giveaways, where eligible.

Get Involved
Interested in organizing your own activity or event during STEM Week? All you need to do to participate is sign up on the STEM Oregon website.

Questions?
Please contact us if you have questions, or are interested in hosting an event or activity in our region for STEM Week! Thank you for your interest in Oregon STEM Week!

Virtual Showing of "Picture A Scientist"

Picture A Scientist documentaryWatch a virtual screening of the award-winning documentary, "Picture A Scientist." This will be available all week.

About the film:

Featuring geologist Jane Willenbring, chemist Raychelle Burks, and biologist Nancy Hopkins, as well as key social scientists working to understand and reduce gender bias in the sciences, Picture a Scientist brings diversity in science into sharp view at a critical time. The current pandemic is a call to action for scientists to work together globally, with a multitude of different perspectives, to defeat COVID-19. For too long, women and other minorities in science have been left out or driven out, stymied by a system of harassment, discrimination, and general bias. “Any impediment to advancing minorities in science is an impediment to science itself,” says Sharon Shattuck, co-director of Picture a Scientist

Scheduled to premiere at the postponed 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Picture a Scientist paints a nuanced, emotional but unflinching portrait of the struggles women in science have faced, in recent decades up to today. The film challenges audiences of all backgrounds and genders to question their own implicit biases and move toward change.  

Register to watch a screening here.

STEM Week Activities

Lunch & Learn Keynote Presentation
"Project-Based Learning for All"
Monday, May 10th
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Register here!

Lunch & Learn Keynote Presentation
"Take Apart Workshop"
Tuesday, May 11th
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Register here!

STEM Story Time!
Vicky Fang will read "Invent-A-Pet!"
Tuesday, May 11th
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register here!

Lunch & Learn Keynote Presentation
"Everyday STEM: How to Build a Culture of STEM in our Classrooms & Communities"
Wednesday, May 12th
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Register here!

Educator Presentation
"Littles Learn to Code and Code to Learn"
Wednesday, May 12th
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Register here!

Lunch & Learn Keynote Presentation
"Metered Madness: 5 Ways Students Are Saving Water and Energy"
Thursday, May 13th
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Register here!

Workshop for students K-5
Writing is Inventing!
Thursday, May 13th
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Register here!

Presentation for High School Students
"Meet a Scientist” by the National Energy Technology Laboratory
Friday, May 14th
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register here!

Lunch & Learn Keynote Presentation
"Discovering Your Inner Scientist"
Friday, May 14th
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Register here!

Virtual STEAM Activity: CODE CAN DANCE
STEAM@Home workshop for youth
(Middle School & High School)
Friday, May 14th
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Register here!

Virtual STEAM Activity: CODE CAN DANCE
STEAM@Home workshop for youth
(All Ages)
Saturday, May 15th
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Register here!

Virtual STEAM Activity: CODE CAN DANCE
STEAM@Home workshop for youth
(Middle School & High School)
Saturday, May 15th
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register here!

Partner Activities

Albany Public Library STEM Story Time

Albany Public Library
STEM Story Time
Monday, May 10th
6:30 p.m.
Registration info will be posted soon!

Daily Challenges

Make It Monday

Make-It-Monday
Monday, May 10th
Paper Tube Raceway
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Take Apart Tuesday

Take Apart Tuesday
Tuesday, May 11th
Take Something Apart
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What are you wondering Wednesday?

What Are You Wondering Wednesday?
Wednesday, May 12th
Notice & Wonder
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Think About It Thursday

Think About It Thursday
Thursday, May 13th
Build a Paper Structure
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Field Trip Friday

Field Trip Friday
Friday, May 14th
Backyard Field Trip & Scavenger Hunt
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Sounds & Shadows Saturday

Sounds & Shadows Saturday
Saturday, May 16th
Shadow Art
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Soaring Sunday

Soaring Sunday
Sunday, May 16th
Paper Airplanes & Flight
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