Connecting Scientists and Educators: Research in Environmental Health Sciences and Plant Sciences
August 25, 2014
8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Are you interested in bringing scientific research in environmental health sciences or plant sciences to your classroom? Do you want to learn more about scientific research going on at OSU?
Meet scientists from different departments at OSU
Learn from teachers (grades 6-12) and scientists that have been part of successful research experiences
Participate in hands on activities that you can bring back to the classroom
Coffee/ refreshments and catered lunch will be provided.
Location: OSU campus, Corvallis, Oregon
Register: Contact Dr. Diana Rohlman
Indicate workshop title, your name, school, grade level, and summer contact information (e-mail address, phone number). Pre-service teachers welcome.
Housing: Limited funds are available to provide overnight accommodations for participants who live greater than 75 miles away. We will arrange these accommodations in either dorms or local hotels.
Classroom Equipment Sets to support biotechnology, renewable energy, astronomy, and water quality testing (hope to add this summer) are available for classroom use during the school year for no charge. See list of available equipment.
The workshop is organized by: Dr. Rachel Okrent, OSU, Dr. Diana Rohlman, EHSC, Dr. Kari van Zee, OSU
Co-sponsored by EHSC and USDA-NIFA
During the summer months local teachers from Salem, Albany and Corvallis attend day long workshops at Oregon State University. These activities center around concepts in toxicology and are led by Diana Rohlman, EHSC Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.
Team TOX grad students get involved and present outreach modules in toxicology, immunology and environmental chemistry.
Students sort M&Ms by mass, size, shape and color to understand how mass can be used to identify individual chemicals. A model of a mass spectrometer demonstrates how objects are sorted based on their mass.
The students range in age from 2nd – 12th grade and come from diverse areas of Oregon such as Eugene, Newport, Siletz, Salem, Ontario, and Corvallis. Diana Rohlman, COEC Program Coordinator took the lead with help at some events from Erin Madeen and other graduate students affiliated with the Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC). On the EHSC web page, there is a resource page for K-12 Educators, which includes curriculum, eNewsletter, workshops, and funding resources.