Have a Heart for Kids Day
January 30, 2013
This is an energizing, inspiring day of advocacy at the State Capitol in Olympia, WA inviting hundreds of parents, youth, and advocates to speak up for Washington's children. The day features workshops, a march, and time for individuals to meet with legislators. The Washington Afterschool Network will also host an Afterschool and Youth Development (AYD) Workshop available to the public at this event.
National Engineers Month
Oregon and Southwest Washington
Throughout February, thousands of students across Oregon and Southwest Washington will engage with hundreds of volunteer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals who visit their classrooms. The purpose is twofold. First, give students a glimpse into a vast world of exciting career opportunities. Then inspire them to excel in math and science-the key to those opportunities.
Afterschool for All Challenge
February 7, 2013
In conjunction with a week-long national meeting of Statewide Afterschool Networks in Washington, D.C., the Afterschool Alliance's Afterschool for All Challenge will be an "advocacy from home" event. To facilitate participation at the local level, the Alliance has developed a toolkit and is sponsoring webinars to explore federal issues, to provide resources for effective meetings and communications with local Congressional leaders, and to encourage and support local advocacy efforts by community members.
Northwest Council for Computer Education Conference (NCCE)
February 26 - March 1, 2013
NCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting effective uses of technology in education. This is the largest educational technology conference in the Pacific Northwest, billed as the "Greatest EdTECH Show on Earth!" The conference will feature 100 sessions, 60 workshops, 130 exhibitors, and plenty of resources and professional development opportunities for educator professionals.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Open House
February 28, 2013
Explore 110 Academic Degrees and Professional Certifications at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Open House event. During the event, attendees are invited to walk through classrooms and participate in hands-on activities using the cutting-edge equipment students use in class. Current instructors and students will be available for questions.
Women in Science and Engineering Conference
March 2, 2012
The conference is a day devoted to celebrate women in engineering academics and careers. The conference offers educational and professional enrichment, bringing pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students together with faculty, administrators, and professional women.
Women in Trades Career Fair
May 16-18, 2013
Presented by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc., the Women in Trades Career Fair is a three day interactive event designed to increase the overall number of women working in the trades and to help fill the imminent gap in the labor force. The event offers hands-on activities designed to introduce women and girls to the possibility of a future career in the trades.
Oregon University System Engineering Expo
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
May 17, 2013
High school juniors will explore the Oregon State University College of Engineering, and accepted high school seniors can delve more deeply into which kind of engineering engages them, and learn about clubs and teams.