Student OpportunitiesStudents, be sure to check out our great local resources for ongoing opportunities!
For example, we encourage you to visit the Springfield Public Library website frequently to see everything they have going on. For example, did you know that every Tuesday at 4:30 the library has fun programming for teens? Click here to see the online library calendar (or here in Spanish).Also, visit willamalane.org to find out about Willamalane's ongoing programs and special events, which are far too numerous to list here!
Sprout Children's Business ExpoPosted by Deb Jolda at 9/18/2017
Entrepeneurs of all ages are invited to this special business expo to show off their product or service ideas. Limited scholarships are available to help with supplies. Register before Oct. 15 and also get access to a free workshop for tips and techniques for your business idea.
Angela Awards for Middle School Girls in SciencePosted by Deb Jolda at 9/13/2017
The National Science Teachers Association's Angela Awards are open to girls in grades 5–8. One student who is involved or strongly connected to science will be selected to receive a $1,000 savings bond.
Requirements: Letter of nomination from teacher, parent, school administrator, or community leader; an essay written by the student about her interest and involvement in science and future aspirations; two letters of support.
For more information, visit http://static.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Angela.pdf or ask your science teacher.
A Town Hall with Abraham LincolnPosted by Deb Jolda at 9/13/2017
Well-known Lincoln actor Stephen Holgate is coming to the Walterville Grange on Sunday, October 15, starting at 2 p.m. Holgate will bring Abraham Lincoln alive in this 'town hall' program featuring selections from Lincoln's most famous speeches, followed by a question and answer session. This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to come and ask Lincoln their questions of the day! The event is free (donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the Leaburg Library), and refreshments will be served.
Library Poetry ContestPosted by Deb Jolda at 3/28/2017
Summer Experience in Science and EngineeringPosted by Deb Jolda at 2/24/2017
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are interested in math and science may apply for this week-long cam especially for high school girls and minority students. Deadline is May 15. There is a fee, but full and partial scholarships are available. Visit cbee.oregonstate.edu/sesey for more details.
BRING Recycling's Product Design ChallengePosted by Deb Jolda at 2/24/2017
Students in all grades are invited to transform salvaged materials into new and relevant products, such as jewelry, furniture, home decor, etc. Students can sign up individually or as part of a team.
All designers must participate in a mandatory Materials Selection Day on Saturday, March 4 between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. During the selection period, designers will pick from a pre-selected array of BRING material. These materials are FREE, and must be incorporated into your product design. If you are unable to attend the Materials Selection Day, you may schedule a make-up selection time (March 6 – 8).
In addition to the free material, each designer or design team will receive $20 in BRING Bucks and $5 in MECCA Bucks to spend as they wish on salvaged materials. New materials and used materials from other sources may also be used.
Designers have seven weeks from the Materials Selection Day to design and build their products. All projects must be completed by Saturday, April 22, and transported to Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center.
Visit bringrecycling.org/designchallenge for details.
Young Artist ContestPosted by Deb Jolda at 2/24/2017
Oreogn Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation invites students in grades 7-12 to submitartwork that showacases the beauty of Oregon agriculture. Entries in any media are welcome. There are even cash prizes. Visit goo.gl/RrdEQ7 for more information. The deadline is April 14.
President's Environmental Youth AwardPosted by Deb Jolda at 2/20/2017
The President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes K-12 students and their efforts to protect the environment. The award promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement.
Winning projects have included restoring natural habitats, starting recycling programs at school and in communities, and installing renewable energy projects. Applications are due March 1, 2017.
Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) SymposiumPosted by Deb Jolda at 2/20/2017
All science-minded high school students are invited to the 5th Annual WISE Symposium on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Churchill High School Auditorium. This free event will include workshops in science, bioscience, engineering, medicine, technology and more taught by professionals and college students. Meet students from the OSU engineering department and UO Physics department. Rub elbows with professionals in bio science, science, and medical technologists, and meet keynote speaker, Olenka Cullinan, national STEM speaker and founder of Rising Tycoons. Win prizes. Lunch included. Registration required.
UO Science and Invention FairPosted by Deb Jolda at 2/13/2017Calling all Mad Scientists, Inventors and Investigators! The 6th annual UO Science and Invention Fair will be hosted in the Willamette Hall Atrium April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.There's still time to register a project; cost is $20. Click here for a flyer. Details and resources on the website.Don't have a project? That's okay! The fair itself is free - come enjoy the free workshops, activities, and demo show. Volunteers are also needed.
2017 MLK Student ContestPosted by Deb Jolda at 12/9/2016
All K-12 students are invited to submit some form of creative work for this year's' MLK Contest, around the quote: "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." Students may submit a poster, video, photographic display or some other type of artwork; an essay or poem; orcompose a letter to a local or national elected official. Grades 4-12 entries are due by Jan. 10, 6 p.m.; grades K-3 entries are due by Jan. 13. Click here for detailed information and full submission guidelines. (En español) Work will be displayed and awards shared at Springfield's MLK Celebration at Springfield High.
Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen Scholarship ProgramPosted by Deb Jolda at 10/18/2016
Opportunities are available for girls in 9-11th grades to participate in the 2017 Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program. This is a very accessible program, with no fees to enter, and no pageant experience needed. Deadline to register is November 1, the competition will be held February 4, 2017. Areas of competition are talent, interview, academic achievement, formal wear and fitness.
Library Bookmark ContestPosted by Deb Jolda at 10/11/2016
K-12 students are invited to submit their bookmark designs for this year's contest at the Springfield Public Library. This year's theme is "Build a Betteer orld." Entries are due by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31. See the entry form for more details.