Academic Summit: Meeting of the Minds (grades 6-8) June 25 - 29, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Reed College
- Explore the challenges of the 21st century and draw on creative resolutions from science, engineering, science, technology, humanities and art. Meet experts on the cutting edge of gene-editing, energy storage, social justice, our place in space and the microscopic world. Simulate a Vulcan mind meld and make connections, identify challenges, ask questions and seek solutions through a week of hands-on learning.
Coding Camp: Computer Science Essentials (grades 6-8), July 23 - 27, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
- Dig into computer science from the ground up! Programming is the new literacy in this digital age. Learn computer programming skills and concepts such as binary numbers, image representation, sorting algorithms, and more through hands-on projects. Build your own tiny computer to learn how embedded systems can interact with the real world through "sensing and acting." Includes take-home Arduino kit.
Curiosity Challenge (grades 4-5) June 25 - 29, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Reed College
- Trace curious connections between science, engineering, science, technology and art and how creative new ideas take form. Follow your curiosity through botanical mysteries, famous characters, physics of energy storage, and the tiny, microscopic world.
Emergency Management: Prepare, Respond, Rebuild (grades 8-10), Jul. 16 - 20, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at UP
- The short- and long- term needs of fire, earthquake and tsunami victims are a reminder of the need for leaders who are trained to manage both the disaster and the aftermath. Meet emergency managers and go behind the scenes of what they do every day to continue vital operations, repair and restore our utilities and protect the health and well-being of individuals as they organize recovery efforts for our communities. Field trips include a tour of the Emergency Coordination Center with Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.
Science Olympiad Prep (grades 6-8), Aug. 6 - 10, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Marylhurst University
- Go beyond the basics. Work in teams to think, collaborate and design like scientists and engineers. Optimize designs within stringent constraints and extend your experience in the world of science. Prepare for the Science Olympiad, a state and national science competition for grades 6 – 12 where teams collaborate in knowledge, laboratory and building events. Learn how to build a team and explore Science Olympiad themes such as Forensics and BioProcess Lab, Elastic Launched Glider, Robo-Cross and Mission Possible.
Sports Science Camp (grades 7-8) July 9 - 13, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at UP
- Join the team behind every athlete. Do you love sports? Explore careers in sports medicine, communication and sports gear design. Meet medical physicians, athletic shoe designers and newscasters on the job and tour state of the art labs on the science of movement. Learn what it takes to support the sports and athletes we love.
Water Science Summit (grades 6-9), Jul. 2 - 6 (no class Jul. 4), 9 AM - 4 PM, Mon., Tues., Thurs. Fri., Four Meetings. at UP
- Follow H20 from Portland’s water source through underground systems of drinking, storm and waste water. Get a behind the scenes look at local water quality and quantity challenges and strategies. Engage with water biologists, chemists and engineers in their work with drinking water, sanitation, public health, hydropower, irrigation and wildlife habitat. Challenge yourself to find a career that doesn’t touch water! Field trips included.