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Youth Outreach

Maseeh College is committed to expanding access to education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields with particular emphasis on women and students from underserved communities. If you are involved with an organization promoting science and technology education and would like to partner with Maseeh College please contact Yerewelle de Rouen, Recruitment and Outreach Advisor at 503-725-5030 or derouen@cecs.pdx.edu.



PSU High School Innovation Challenge. 
The PSU High School Innovation Challenge Competition is an opportunity for Portland-area students to innovate for humanity. Each team is paired with PSU student mentors to help them identify a problem and develop a concept to solve it using the engineering design process. Teams convene at a final event to present their projects to a panel of judges. The theme for the 2014 Innovation Challenge Competition is “Technology for Aging Generations.” Learn more.
 

 

CyberDiscovery. CyberDiscovery Camp is a week-long program for high school teachers and students working with university faculty to become better cyber-citizens and by understanding the cyber infrastructure that the nation depends on in so many ways. The camp exposes student participants to various topics including: history of cyberspace, ethical and social issues, applications, and the need for and use of security in cyberspace. The 2014 camp will be held at Portland State University Monday, July 7 through Saturday afternoon, July 12. Learn more.

 

Oregon MESA. The Oregon Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is an outreach program that engages 6th-12th grade students in hands-on, inquiry-based math, engineering, science and technology projects during weekly chapter meetings at school sites. Its mission is to expose young people to careers they may have never considered. Housed at Maseeh College, the MESA program brings engineering alive to students through campus visits, mentors and in the classroom and faculty involvement. For more information about Oregon MESA please contact David Coronado at 503-725-4268 or davidc@cecs.pdx.edu
 

ChickTech: High School. Maseeh College partners with non-profit ChickTech to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls in engineering, computer science and other technological fields. Every year the college hosts ChickTech: High School, two days of hands-on workshops in seven different areas: robotics, microcontrollers, computer games, computer construction, website design and creation, smartphone apps, and user-interface design. More than 100 Oregon teenage girls showcase their projects at the end of the program.  For more information please visit www.chicktech.org.


Geek Squad Academy: Geek Squad Academy is a weekend long, hands-on learning program that provides local youth an opportunity to engage in the design and implementation of technology, sponsored by Best Buy.

Best Buy employees and Maseeh College students and faculty will partner teach students about the latest technology in a fun, interactive learning environment. Participants will select a weekend-long workshop such as digital photography, digital film production, digital literacy, robotics, 3D printing and digital music. Learn more

 

Maseeh College Student Ambassadors. The Maseeh College Student Ambassadors are a team of student employees that represent the college to classrooms, tour groups and at community events. Their mission is to inspire more students, especially those from underrepresented communities, to consider engineering and computer science as a career. They are also available to help other students navigate their experience at PSU and oversee STEM-related youth outreach events. If you  would like to connect with the student ambassador team please contact Yerewelle de Rouen, Recruitment and Outreach Manager at 503-725-5030, derouen@pdx.edu.


Sign up for a tour! Maseeh College Student Ambassadors offer tours every other Friday at 11:15am. Groups will visit up to three research labs. Register by selecting an "Engineering Session" on the campus visit calendar.