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  • Champions of success
    Champions of success
    Champions of success Event celebrates supporters of Bright Futures Umpqua, STEAM There were STEAM-related tools and toys to tinker with, tasty food and presentations. But the highlight of the first-ever Partner Celebration Dinner was the chance to recognize and honor the dozens of champions who are working in...
  • Modern and meaningful
    Modern and meaningful
    Modern and meaningful Partnerships celebrated during Manufacturing Month By Gwen Soderberg-Chase Each year, on the first Friday in October, we celebrate Manufacturing Day. Some industry leaders have expanded this celebration of modern manufacturing careers to last throughout October, and Douglas County Partners for Student Success followed that lead...
  • Engines of inspiration
    Engines of inspiration
    Engines of inspiration Ford and RHS celebrate auto program partnership In its second year at Roseburg High School, the automotive program is already churning out employable graduates who can also serve as role models for younger students. During the recent Ford TechDrive Month event at the school’s auto...
  • Creating links
    Creating links
    Creating links State leaders seek to promote partnership between education, business Leaders from around Oregon gathered recently to discuss how business and education representatives are partnering to advance opportunities for underserved youth in the areas of career and technical education and STEAM thinking. The Oregon Community Foundation, the...
  • Celebrate and inspire
    Celebrate and inspire
    Celebrate and inspire Manufacturing Month a chance to reach next generation of employees Oct. 4 is National Manufacturing Day, but at Douglas County Partners for Student Success, we’re going to spend the whole month celebrating modern manufacturing careers. Following on the heels of September’s Southern Oregon Trades and...
  • 'Empower the Possible'
    ‘Empower the Possible’
    ‘Empower the Possible’ Students come face to face with trades, other professions at expo For Bureau of Land Management forester Shaun Harkins, the chance to expose youth to possible careers in natural resources is also an opportunity to pass on the importance of land stewardship. Harkins grew up...
  • Enhancing STEAM teaching
    Enhancing STEAM teaching
    Enhancing STEAM teaching Summer STEAM Institute draws educators looking to engage students through STEAM Thinking Teachers are always looking for new ways to keep their students engaged in the classroom. And that means educators must continue learning throughout their careers. Dozens of Douglas County teachers participated in this...
  • STEAM comes to the fair
    STEAM comes to the fair
    STEAM comes to the fair Youngsters take a break from funnel cakes to develop critical thinking skills With a range of interactive games and activities set up at August’s Douglas County Fair, Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub helped make sure local students had opportunities to put their STEAM thinking...