middle school students building structures from pasta and candy at the challenge event

WHAT IS THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHALLENGE?
In 2019, SMILE will hold regional Middle School Challenges in Eastern Oregon, Southern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. Middle School Challenge is a one-day event where students came together to solve a STEM-based problem and experience life on a college campus first-hand.

  • Eastern Oregon Challenge: Date to come at Eastern Oregon University
  • Southern Oregon Challenge: Date to come at Southern Oregon University.
  • Willamette Valley Challenge: Date to come at Oregon State University.

2018 EVENTS
In 2018, SMILE held regional Middle School Challenges in Eastern Oregon, Southern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. Middle School Challenge was a one-day event where students came together to solve a STEM-based problem and experience life on a college campus first-hand. The Challenge focused around the Edison Robots clubs were provided at the Winter Teacher Workshop.

View the Photo Book from the SOU event.
View the Photo Book from the OSU event.

  • Eastern Oregon Challenge: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Eastern Oregon University
  • Southern Oregon Challenge: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Southern Oregon University
  • Willamette Valley Challenge: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Oregon State University

Read a story about the 2016 Middle School Challenge and view the Photo Book for more images of the event.