Make plans for the next Pacific Northwest College Fair November 2-3, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center.
Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232
Sunday, November 2, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
This post from the Find Tomorrow Today archive has tips for making the most of your time at a busy college fair.
This is one of our favorite awards here at Find Tomorrow Today. The National Association of Women in Computer Science (NCWIT) not only recognizes young women with the the Aspirations in Computing award, but connects them to each other across the country, creating a network of smart young women ready to take on the world. We had one NCWIT award winner in our family and the experience of networking with other girls via social media and then meeting them in person was incredibly rewarding. It opened many doors.
Aspirations in Computing awards are given both locally and nationally. Both local and national winners get fun gift bags from sponsors and they receive scholarship, internship and networking opportunities.
Apply for national Aspirations in Computing award (by November 2). Girls may apply for both awards on the same application.
High school students meet in groups with mentors and work on Architecture, Construction and Engineering design projects. The program is free and in addition to valuable experience and relationships, many students earn $1,000-$4,000 in scholarships.
During the course of the program, students engage in 12 mentoring sessions to develop a building design project, a task that gives them a taste of the teamwork, creativity, and skills to create a built environment. Students have the opportunity to visit multiple professional workplaces, learn how to network, and explore career fields within the industry. The project culminates in presentations to industry professionals, educators, family, and friends.
Read about Portland’s local ACE Mentor affiliate and application process. Info sessions will be held Nov 4&6. Applications are due November 25.
First off, October is Teen read month. If your 6-12 grader has library fines, they can get $15 forgiven for filling out a survey in the month of October.
Second, besides books and story time for little kids, the Multnomah County Library has tons of programs for big kids too.
Here is just a sample of some of the upcoming classes and programming at the libraries. All are aimed at teenage audiences:
First come, first served
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 4:30 to 5:30
Beat-making Lab — Series
Call branch to register
4 Fridays Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 3:30- 5:30
Search all teen classes and programs at Multnomah County Libraries
Free game making workshop delivered by two non-profits devoted to exposing kids to exciting and creative careers in Tech. Its free!
ChickTech and Pixel Arts are teaming up to provide a Gaming Comes to Life workshop on Saturday, October 18! We will explore important roles includingstoryteller, designer, programmer, artist, animator, and musician. With the workshop, individuals and teams can make a playable prototype of a game idea. We will use fun, easy to pick-up game tools like Stencyl, Pixlr, Beepbox, and Twine.
We have some of the best folks in the Portland Gaming industry scheduled for this workshop and they’re looking forward to meeting each of you!
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Computer Lab EB 325 West
Portland, OR 97201
The next Cesar E Chavez Leadership Conference will be held at Western Oregon University in Monmouth on March 6, 2015. This conference aims to develop Latino and Latina youth in the Pacific Northwest. To attend, you need to sign up through your school, so let your counselors know you want to attend.
Information for schools