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Local participation in summer camp high

Local participation in summer camp high

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Douglas County students, parents and young adults made up a large percentage of participants in a summer camp that offered hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities.

There was plenty of sun for North Douglas students to race their solar car.

There was plenty of sun for North Douglas students to race their solar car.

The OSU Mobile Science and Engineering Camps (MSEC) visited fourteen locations, including nine in Douglas County, and served 494 students (80 from Douglas County), 59 parents (26 from Douglas County) and trained 25 Umpqua Community College students to deliver STEM activities. Camps consisted of two days of hands-on STEM activities culminating in a solar car challenge event attended by parents. An afternoon session was held for parents discussing the importance of college, and how to plan and pay for college. Camps were funded by the Umpqua Valley Regional STEAM Hub, GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and OSU Precollege Programs.

Below is a table showing the location, dates and number of students participating in the summer program. To read the entire report, click here.

Table 1: Mobile Science and Engineering Camp locations, dates:

Location Date Students Parents
Corvallis Boys and Girls Club Jun. 19-20 20 0
Roseburg Boys and Girls Club Jun. 23-24 24 0
Port Orford Jun. 25-26 11 8
Cobb School in Roseburg Jul. 1-2 15 6
Jo Lane & Roseburg high school Jul. 7-8 21 9
4-H International Camp (ES) Jul. 10-11 94 0
Corvallis Boys and Girls Club Jul. 14-15 20 0
Native American Youth and Family Association (NAYA) Jul. 16-17 25 10
STEM Academy Jul. 21-25 25 15
North Douglas/Yoncalla/Elkton Aug. 4-5 17 10
Phoenix Charter School Roseburg Aug. 6-7 3 1
Umpqua Community College Aug. 11-12 25 0
4-H International Camp (MS) Aug. 13-15 100 0
4-H Diversity Camp (HS) Aug. 20-22 94 0
TOTAL 494 59