Bits & Bytes – November 3, 2016



everfi_logo_146x25 TEACHERS – Shannon Gedo, west-coast school manager for EverFi, will be in Portland November 9th – 11th.  EverFi is a FREE online curriculum and can support STEM career exploration, financial literacy, and many other subjects.  You can reach Shannon at –

2016area2logoTEACHERS –  NSTA’s Portland Conference is coming November 10th – 12th!   If you can’t make it in person follow the conversation on social media at #NSTAchat.  OSTA is also having pre-conference workshops!  Sign Up here!!


03iurbanteen_logo2STUDENTS –  iUrban Teen’s STEM + Art Summit has been rescheduled for December 10th!  It is a FREE day of STEAM exploration and lunch is provided.  The event aligns with the global Hour of Code events.



STUDENTS – Airway Science for Kids is launching their build a plane with youth program called TeenFlight in NE Portland at the Rebuilding Center on N. Mississippi St.  This program is targeted for high school youth, 9th through 12th grade, and meets twice in the evenings and Sunday afternoon.  They provide the mentors, supplies, tools, support, space, and kit to build the plane (a real airplane).  They need youth who like or want to build something, likes hands on projects, wants to learn more about STEAM and/or aviation/aerospace.  If you would like to learn more about our program please visit our website Airway Science for Kids, Inc.  Kids interested in participating can also apply online through our website.

Untitled.png STUDENTS – FutureWorks is looking for youth interested in internships with local businesses!  If you are interested (or know someone who would be great for the program) contact Kim Blair –



STUDENTS – AKA Science (All Kids Are Scientists) is a fun, hands-on after school science program for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. They are rolling out awesome classes for grades K-3 & 4-6 this school year: Forensic Science for Winter Term (January onward) & Earth Science for Spring Term (April onward) Winter class registration is now OPEN! Please see below for details about winter classes and contact Kim Menig to register:

Kim Menig, AKA Science Program Supervisor
Cell: (503) 709-1286


CLEANTECH_CHALLENGE_2.png An RFP is open for the next stage of the Clean Tech Challenge!  The state of Oregon announced a new initiative to encourage young inventors and entrepreneurship in colleges and universities this week, called “InventOR.”  See more info HERE.



K12CS_Badge_Blue.png The Association for Computing Machinery,, Computer Science Teachers Association, Cyber Innovation Center, and National Math and Science Initiative have collaborated with states, districts, and the computer science education community to develop conceptual guidelines for computer science education. Find the guidelines HERE.



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