Summer Institutes

Summer Institutes

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Cottonwood Crossing :June 16-21
Med Quest: June 17-22
High School Mathematics Competition

EOU Mathematics Competition

The state of Oregon holds an annual High School Mathematics Skills Competition. Competitors in the State competition must first place as a top finisher of one of the many regional qualifying competitions held throughout Oregon. Eastern Oregon University holds one of these annual regional competition every year on the third Tuesday of Spring Term.

Date: April 18, 2023
Grade Range: 8th-12th

A student presents their work at Spring Symposium

Spring Symposium

The Spring Symposium is an opportunity for all undergraduate students at Eastern Oregon University to showcase and present their creative activities and accomplished studies to fellow students, faculty and the community. Students present on a variety of topics spanning the breadth of scholarly work undertaken on our campus.

Date: May 17, 2023
Grade Range: EOU Undergraduates

Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

Cottonwood Crossing

Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute (CCSI) is a week-long residential field studies program for high school students currently in grades 9-12. Participants choose from five course options where they learn about locally significant cultural or natural resources. Projects are led by EOU faculty, EOU Capstone students, and other regional professionals.

Dates: June 18-23, 2023 (Registration Closed)
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Credits: 2
Cost: $450

MedQuest students posing in front of Inlow Hall on the EOU Campus

MedQuest

MedQuest health career exploration camp gives students an exclusive look at the world of healthcare during a week-long camp. Students get to try out college dorm life, shadow health professionals, sit in on fascinating presentations and medical panels, and much more. MedQuest will connect you with new friends, resources and unique learning opportunities!

Dates: June 19-23, 2023 (Registration Closed)
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Cost: $400

Eastern Oregon Teacher Academy cohort posing in Zabel hall

Eastern Oregon Teacher Academy

The Eastern Oregon Teacher Academy at Eastern Oregon University (EOU), sponsored by The College of Education, aims to graduate the brightest high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Opportunities also exist for current paraprofessionals in the field to participate.  All participants will have the chance to earn EOU credit.

Dates: June 25-29, 2023 (Deadline May 19th)
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Credits: 2
Cost: Free

Wonderlandia

Exploring the short play scripts and costume design ideas in support of the plays and their characters. Students will become familiar with the central social, cultural, political, and economic developments in the history of Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States. Students will explore the folk elements of Ibero-American (Spanish and Portuguese) music and collaborate in producing music through composition, arranging, and improvisation in support of a theatrical production.

Dates: June 25-30, 2023 (Deadline June 5)
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Credits: 2
Cost: $550
Some scholarships are available.  Contact eci@eou.edu for more information.

Life: Past, Present and Future

Life: Past, Present and Future

Students can choose from three paths of exploring Life on the Earth.

Ancient Life (Past):  This class is a hands on exploration of past life on earth. The student will work directly with fossil organisms including trilobites, turtles, sharks, mammoths, and oreodonts. The pre-human to modern human fossil record will also be  examined.

Human Disease and Epidemiology (Present): Students will learn about common human diseases including their etiology, modes of transmission, and risk factors. The basic principles of epidemiology will be explored, and through the application of scientific theory and findings, disease prevention and treatment will be analyzed.

Pondsnail Sensory Physiology (Future): Students will investigate how animals interact with their environment through the special senses such as smell and vision. We will focus on pond snails that provide an opportunity to study the sensory mechanisms underlying behavior through behavioral, microscopic, and physiological approaches. Throughout the week students will combine these approaches to obtain an understanding of how nervous systems underlie behavior in animals.

Dates: July 23-28, 2023 (Deadline July 1)
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Credits: 1
Cost: $500
Some scholarships are available.  Contact eci@eou.edu for more information.

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

Whether you think you already have a fantastic idea, or want to explore a new or refine an existing one, the EOU Shark Tank is just the summer institute for you. Our labs and facilities will be open for exploration and refinements. Who knows? You could be the fortunate student entrepreneur who gets the Sharks to reveal their true level of interest and to bid up the price of their investment in your idea!

Dates: July 23-28, 2023 (Deadline July 1)
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Credits: 1
Cost: $500
Some scholarships are available.  Contact eci@eou.edu for more information.

Forms

All students attending Eastern Oregon University ECI institutes must fill out and return the following forms prior to attendance. Completed forms can be emailed to eci@eou.edu.