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  • Intergalactic career exploration
    Intergalactic career exploration
    Intergalactic career exploration Lincoln Middle School students explore the space abyss Houston Oakland had a problem, and solved it. From their classroom in Lincoln Middle School, science students explored and studied one of the biggest mysteries in the galaxy: black holes.  Nicholas Krissie’s eighth-grade science class worked with...
  • Sharing skills, inspiration
    Sharing skills, inspiration
    Sharing skills, inspiration RHS students teach youngsters about robotics Students hovered around their group tables, hunched over bins full of tiny wheels, plastic connectors, switches, levers and dozens of other bits and pieces. The Fullerton IV fourth-graders excitedly shared their ideas on how to put all the pieces...
  • 'Check out' STEAM learning
    ‘Check out’ STEAM learning
    ‘Check out’ STEAM learning Libraries join efforts to encourage STEAM thinking Youth were recently invited to “light up a turkey’s eyes” using copper tape, LED lights and batteries at the Riddle City Library. In Sutherlin, at the C. Giles Hunt Memorial Public Library, robot building blocks have appeared...
  • Eyes on the future
    Eyes on the future
    Eyes on the future WOW Week connects classrooms to industry It’s time to WOW students around Douglas County with upcoming virtual tours of local and regional businesses and organizations looking to spread the word on potential careers paths for students. Douglas County Partners for Student Success is partnering...
  • Solving with STEAM
    Solving with STEAM
    Solving with STEAM Video contest invites students to think creatively about sustainability Students in Douglas County have the opportunity to compete and innovate with their peers around the globe in the World of 7 Billion video contest, which encourages the use of STEAM thinking to find solutions to...
  • 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...