August 7, 2016 First-Year Teacher's Orientation
Welcome new teachers

August 8 - 10, 2016 Summer Teacher's Workshop

STEM curriculum enhancement
Planning for SMILE Club academic year

August/September 2016 Clubs begin meeting at all levels

Recruit new and returning club members

  • Estimating 650 youth in 40 clubs

September 6 - 18, 2016 Bioenergy Summer Bridge

For up to 32 incoming OSU students

  • Hands-on, inquiry-based instruction about Bioenergy
  • Learn about campus resources to help transition into college life

November 2016 Family Math & Science Nights in all communities

January 27 - 28, 2017 Winter Teacher's Workshop
At Oregon State University
Math and science curriculum enhancement
College Connection events preview and planning

March 8 - 9, 2017 Middle School Challenge 1
At Oregon State University and Western Oregon University
Dayton, French Prairie, Neil Armstrong, Siletz Valley, Valor, Willamina, Jefferson, Monroe, Warm Springs, Sisters

March 9 - 10, 2017 Middle School Challenge 2
At Oregon State University and Western Oregon University
Chiloquin, Jefferson County, Lorna Byrne, Nyssa, Ontario, Sage Community, Lincoln Savage, Fleming, Coquille, Four Rivers, Seven Oak

April 21 - 22, 2017 Elementary School Challenge event

April 27 - 28, 2017 High School College Connection event
At Oregon State University and Western Oregon University
All high school clubs participate

May 11 - 13, 2017 Spring Teacher's Workshop
At Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center
Program evaluation