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Technoscience Supersite lists programs and Events in the Northwest

The TechnoScience Supersite provides a categorized listing of science, technology, engineering, and math camps, classes, programs, events, scholarships, conferences, internships, clubs, and other resources available in the Northwest.

Students, parents, and educators in the Portland oregon area may find many excellent resources! visit the Technoscience website at the following link for more information: http://www.technosciencesupersite.org/


Robotics Hands On and Interactive – April 4, 2009

Robotics Hands On and Interactive
An event for TAG students in grades 7-10 at Portland State University in Portland Oregon – April 4, 2009

The Oregon University System and Johns Hopkins University’s Center For Talented Youth are collaborating to bring a day of hands-on robotics to the Portland State University campus on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 9:00 – 4:00. Faculty and students from several Oregon instituitions of higher education as well as experts from industry will be on hand to lead small-group sessions. The content and pace will be targeted towards high-achieving students. Students are not required to be members of the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) to attend; students must be accompanied by an adult.

This day‐long event will feature hands‐on sessions on a variety of robotics topics, including:
• Swarm robots – How can we create robots that simulate the behavior of cockroaches?
• Robotics teamwork – Small groups of students will each build part of a robot, and then put the parts together to get a working robot.
• Robotics sensors – What are sensors? How and why do robots use them?
• Robots that exhibit artificial intelligence
• Humanoid Robots that simulate human facial features while talking
• Robots designed for Mars exploration
• Parents’ session ‐Family STEM Learning (Science Technology Engineering Math) by keynote speaker Dr. Lynn Dierking
• And more …

Program cost is $80 per person. Breakfast pastries, beverages, and lunch are included. Registration and breakfast open at 8:00 a.m. The program starts at 9:00 and concludes at 4:00.

To register, please visit https://ctyjhu.org/cnonlineapp/introOnlineConfApp.cfm
or download the form at http://cty.jhu.edu/family/docs/08-09RegFormRevised.pdf

Membership in the Center for Talented Youth is not required, but please do include your CTY ID if you have one. Please register by 2:00 Pacific Time Monday, March 30, 2009.

You are registered once you have received a written confirmation form. Registered families will receive an advance packet with maps, schedule, and travel information before the event.

Questions? Please contact CTY Family Academic programs at 410-735-6115 (Eastern) or ctyfam@jhu.edu  or visit http://www.cty.jhu.edu/family/science.html  and scroll down.

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OMSI Rooster Rock State Park Star Party – April 12, 2008

(from our friends at OMSI in Portland, OR)

Another OMSI Star Party is scheduled for this Saturday evening at Rooster Rock starting at 8:30 pm. The early weather forecast shows some potential for mostly clear conditions for the event. ISS will be visible as a bonus at 8:24 pm. For possible weather cancellation, check the webpage link below, or call (503) 797-4610 on April 12 after 3:00 PM to get the latest information. Clear Skies! Jim Todd


April 12, 2008
Two of the visible planets of the solar system will join Earth’s moon in the night sky in mid-April, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is inviting sky gazers to watch them at an evening event. Saturn, Mars and the Moon will gather in the evening sky on Saturday April 12, and OMSI, the Rose City Astronomers (RCA) and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers are throwing an Star Party that evening, weather permitting. Join us as we gaze at the spring night sky at Rooster Rock State Park, located 22 miles east of Portland on I-84 (east of Sandy River) at exit 25, starting at 8:30 pm. For possible weather cancellation, call (503) 797-4610 on April 12 after 3:00 PM to get the latest information. Parking is $3 per vehicle.

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Road to Biglow Blade Signing Event in Portland – August 3-4, 2007

OMSI and Portland General Electric will sponsor a celebration on August 3 and 4, 2007 (10am – 2pm) in dowtown Portland Oregon.  The Road to Biglow blade event celebrates PGE’s newest wind farm, scheduled to open in December 2007.  Attendees will enjoy music, activities, prizes, food, and lots of information about wind power and renewable energy!  Look for the GIANT white turbine blande that stretches between Salmon and Taylor Streets on Southwest First Avenue! 

Participants who enroll in PGE renewable power at the event will have the chance to sign the trubine blade before its installation at the Biglow Wind Farm.  If you’re already enrolled in the PGE renewable power plan, bring your newsletter or bill and you can sign the turbine blade too!

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