Elementary & middle school students participate in SMILE workshop at EOU

Contact: Tawnya Lubbes | Assistant Professor of Education
541-962-3329 | tlubbes@eou.edu

May 3, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University will host 60 elementary and middle school students from Ontario and Nyssa for an all-day science workshop May 11.

Donna Rainboth and Tawnya Lubbes of EOU’s College of Education have partnered with Oregon State University’s SMILE program to bring the group to campus. Students in the English as second language program at EOU will help conduct hands on science exploration and inquiry with participants.

SMILE provides educational programming through afterschool science and math clubs for underserved youth, and training and support to teachers in elementary and high schools in rural Oregon. A majority of the students served are Latino and Native American, and others are low-income.

For more information contact Lubbes at 541-962-3329 or e-mail tlubbes@eou.edu.