The UOGC’s End-of-Year BBQ & Potluck!

Hey All!

This Friday June, 6th 2014 we will be having our annual End-of-Year BBQ & Potluck at University City Park. Join us to bid farewell to the Spring 2014 term/wrap up club’s academic year, and eat some burgers. Bring food, beverages, games, smiles—whatever you please—to share, and we’ll have a kicking time celebrating the coming of summer.

ALL are welcome, bring friends!

University City Park is located at 23rd and University St.

(for directions click here)

SuperNova Talks
Undergraduates at the University of Oregon are involved in some of today’s most innovative research. Hear from a sampling of Oregon’s premiere undergraduate researchers at SuperNova Talks on Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm in the  LLC South Performance Hall
Refreshments available. This event is free and open to the public!
Featured Speakers:

Speaker: Jessica Montgomery, Major: Psychology and GermanTitle: ”Moralization of Smoking in Germany and the US”Speaker: Muhammad Khalifa, Major: BiochemistryTitle: ”Alkaline Synthesis of Amidines - Exploring a New Approach to Accessing a Pharmaceutically Relevant Functional Group”Speaker: Katelyn N McDonough, Major: AnthropologyTitle: The Paisley Caves: Artifacts, Megafauna Bones, and Coprolites – Oh My!Speaker: Christine Liu, Major: PsychologyTittle: How Optogenetics Lit My Path 

This event is sponsored by First-Year Programs, a unit in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

SuperNova Talks

Undergraduates at the University of Oregon are involved in some of today’s most innovative research. Hear from a sampling of Oregon’s premiere undergraduate researchers at SuperNova Talks on Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm in the  LLC South Performance Hall

Refreshments available. This event is free and open to the public!

Featured Speakers:

Speaker: Jessica Montgomery, Major: Psychology and German
Title: ”Moralization of Smoking in Germany and the US”

Speaker: Muhammad KhalifaMajor: Biochemistry
Title: ”Alkaline Synthesis of Amidines - Exploring a New Approach to Accessing a Pharmaceutically Relevant Functional Group”

Speaker: Katelyn N McDonough, Major: Anthropology
Title: The Paisley Caves: Artifacts, Megafauna Bones, and Coprolites – Oh My!

Speaker: Christine Liu, Major: Psychology
Tittle: How Optogenetics Lit My Path
 

This event is sponsored by First-Year Programs, a unit in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Summer Job Opportunity! - (5/18/14)

Greetings!

If you plan on being around for summer and want to do some fun SCIENCE with kids, the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) is looking for instructors for our summer camps.  They still need to recruit 4 lead instructors (paid) and a whole bunch of volunteers.  Please email if you’re interested.  Hours are flexible for volunteers.  Also, SPICE gives letters of recommendation!  Camps run July 8th-18th with lots of prep work before hand and buttoning up afterwards. Plus, being a SPICE instructor is super fun!

 The goal of the SPICE program is to encourage more girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue science and education careers.  SPICE does this through fun, hands on science camps designed to build strong science identities and self-efficacy.  SPICE camp is a chance for girls to try on the role of scientist in a no-stakes environment with fun relatable role models.  

 Find out more about SPICE here: http://oco.uoregon.edu/spice

To Apply: Send a letter of interest and a resume to Brandy Todd, 541 346-4313, btodd@uoregon.edu

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Positions

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Lead Instructor - Discovery Camp (160 hours @ $10/hour) - 2 instructors needed. This is our oldest camp and the most flexible.  We have a whole bunch of tried and true activities from ballistics, to soft landers, biology days and much, much more.  Our veteran lead instructor is retiring, but she is available to meet with the new instructors and impart her wisdom. Camp description below. 

Lead Instructor  - Engineering and Computer Science Camp (160 hours @ $10/hour) - 2 instructors needed. Much of the heaving lifting in terms of curriculum development has been worked out by our physics grad volunteers.  We need a couple of super organized instructors who aren’t afraid of a little (easy) programming to keep the camp on track and manage the construction of some pretty awesome pinball machines. Camp description below.

 Volunteer Instructors - Assist the camp leaders, lead an activity, play games, hang out with cool science crazy kiddos. We have lots of flexible options. If you have a cool activity that fits one of our camp theme’s and would like to try it out with our campers this is your chance!

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Camp Descriptions

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More than Meets the Eye: Science Discovery Camp

Rising 6th Graders

Learn about physics, chemistry and biology while exploring the UO campus.  Explore ballistics on our live “Angry Avian’s” projectile range, make bubbles with super cold fluids, and make your own hot air balloons.  Then take everything that you’ve learned and apply it to the amazing science race at the end of camp.

Science Mystery: Forensic Investigation

Rising 7th Graders

Make your own footprint casts and bit impressions.  Learn how to interrogate witnesses.  Dig up mysterious fossils.  Then work with your team to uncover the mystery at the end of camp. Deduce who the culprit is and arrest your suspect at the final presentation!

Engineering Made Fun: Physics and Computer Science

Rising 8th Graders

Learn how to program using Arduino Uno boards.  Build devices with your own hands and put them all together to make a working pinball machine.  Campers will have the opportunity to present their creations at the Lane County Fair in August!

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR - (5/14/14)

The seminar for Wednesday is entitled:

Extraterrestrial Impact in Yucatan, Lava Floods in India, and the Great Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction: A New Autopsy Report on T. rex and Friends

By: Mark Richards

UC Berkeley

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4:00-5:20pm

110 Willamette Hall

A song for your geology playlist…

Garrison Keillor, Brad Paisley and Rich Dworsky perform “Geology” during the May 10, 2014 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.

(Source: youtube.com)

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