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Teen Science Alliance

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OMSI is currently closed to the public. Because we do not yet have a confirmed reopen date, we are not currently accepting applications for OMSI's Teen Science Alliance program. Please use the form below to submit your contact information, and we will contact you once we reopen applications. For more information, contact volunteer@omsi.edu or call 503.239.7814.

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Take on science like never before!

If you are ages 14-18, become a member of the Teen Science Alliance to solve creative design challenges, get a backstage look at museum education, and build skills perfect for your next step!

How does it work?

There are two paths you can take depending on your time availability. You can also choose both options, if you’d like.

Option 1: Volunteering in the Science Squad

The Science Squad volunteers on the museum floor facilitating hands-on science activities for visitors of all ages. 

You’ll balance your time on the museum floor with training in communication, informal education, and leadership skills to give you the background you need to be a successful museum educator. 

In this position, you must commit to working two 4-hour shifts per week for the summer session, or one 4-hour shift per week during the school year session.

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Teenager with poster presentationOption 2: That's Sew Electric Day Camp

If you have a lot going on in your life, and can’t commit to the volunteer shifts, you can still get involved at OMSI. That's Sew Electric is a new one-week day camp for teeens, running from 11am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Learn the fundamentals of the design process, electronics, circuitry, sewing, and coding to invent wearable technology. Even better, the Arduino microcontroller (tiny sewable computer!) is yours to keep, so you can continue programming! 
 

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Don’t let the price discourage you! Financial aid is available, and you can learn more here.

OMSI’s Teen Science Alliance is sponsored by Cognizant’s Making the Future program and Comcast

 

Ready to make something?

OMSI's Teen Tech Center is a free creative and technology-focused maker space for teens ages 13-18.

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