Elementary school girls at OMSI for 2016 Elementary School event.

In 2018, SMILE will hold regional Elementary School Events in Eastern Oregon, Southern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. Elementary School Event is a one-day event where students come together to participate in STEM activities on campus and in labs, and experience life on a college campus first-hand. Find forms for each event here.

  • Eastern Oregon Challenge: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Eastern Oregon University
  • Southern Oregon Challenge: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Southern Oregon University. View the Photo Book from the SOU event.
  • Willamette Valley Challenge: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Oregon State University. View the Photo Book from the OSU event.

2017 EVENT - April 21-22, 2017
In 2017, elementary students spent the night at the Oregon Zoo, toured animal exhibits and participated in animal enrichment and science inquiry activities. On the second day, students visited Portland Community College Rock Creek for hands-on STEM activities with college professors and students.