Monthly Archives: March 2016

Learn how to turn your science into a business at chemistry society’s startup forum

Science in and of itself can be quite an undertaking, but if you wish to translate science into a business, you might find the prospect a bit daunting. Lucky for you, help can be had at the upcoming Oregon Science … Continue reading

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STEM meetup offers chances to connect in Vancouver area

Do you STEM? If so, here’s your chance to meet and network with other professionals and individuals in the Portland-Vancouver area who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. An inaugural STEM Coffee Hour will be held from 8 … Continue reading

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Portland-based Yellow Scope impresses at national toy events, plans more science kits for girls

Portland-based Yellow Scope’s Foundation Chemistry Kit might not have won the 2016 Educational Toy of the Year Award, presented by the Toy Industry Association, but they certainly made an impression. “It was great to get validation (from this industry that … Continue reading

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Portland State chemistry student Joseph Thiebes loves materials science and explored battery technology during NASA internship

Chemistry is his major but materials science is his passion. Meet Portland State University student Joseph Thiebes. He’s expected to graduate in December and go on to grad school, but last summer, he also completed a pretty cool research internship: … Continue reading

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Odds and ends: Portland ranks in the middle of metro areas for STEM work, and a Vancouver man is a winner in NASA contest

Here are a couple of news and online items that recently caught our attention at Science In Portland. First, WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently put out its 2016 ranking of the best and worst metro areas for STEM (science, … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens revisited: Vancouver geologist and author to give talk about historic eruption (video)

May 18, 1980, was quite the memorable day for Northwesterners. It’s the day Mount St. Helens blew its top, and one local geologist and author will give a talk about witnessing the eruption’s aftermath. Richard Waitt, author of “In the … Continue reading

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For Portland-area middle school girls and their parents, OSU STEM workshop may be worth the drive

At Science In Portland, we focus primarily on science people and happenings in the Portland metro area. However, sometimes we find items that clearly would be of interest to our Portland audience, even though they may be tied to another … Continue reading

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