Quantum Innovations Announced as November IDEA Talk Speaker

Quantum Innovations Announced as November IDEA Talk Speaker

The Klamath IDEA (Inspire Development, Energize Acceleration) will host an IDEA Talk on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at MC’s on Main.

This month’s Big IDEA feature is Norm Kester, founder of the of the Central Point, Ore., ophthalmic coatings company Quantum Innovations.

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Studded Tire Season & Sno-Park Season in Oregon Begins Today

Studded Tire Season & Sno-Park Season in Oregon Begins Today

The Oregon Department of Transportation encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains. If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better. Our latest study (2014) concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year on state highways.

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Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” began a new tradition as it awarded the first-ever Oregon Tech Ambassador Award to former faculty member, John Lund, Ph.D. Dr. Lund was not only applauded for the length of his tenure, but for his continued engagement and ambassadorship, even after retirement from Oregon Tech. In recognition of his continued dedication and perennial ambassadorship for the university, the award was presented to Dr. Lund at an annual length of service event held by the university Oct. 18.

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Taking turns, second-graders from Ferguson Elementary School carefully filled their test tubes with water and mud from an outdoor wetlands classroom at Mazama High School. Their next step: Look at the water and mud under a microscope.

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Oregon Tech Announces Fifth Annual Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge

Oregon Tech Announces Fifth Annual Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge

Oregon Tech’s Catalyze Klamath Falls Challenge has been a huge success for student competitors and the Klamath community. Over the past four years, 23 student/alumni teams have competed for over $50,000 in prize money and services. The 2017-18 event was made possible through generous sponsorship and donations from AVISTA, Business Oregon, Gaucho Collective, City of Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), Oregon Small Business Development Center and the Wendt Family Foundation.

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Water Science Scholarship Helps Students Learn About Local Issues

Water Science Scholarship Helps Students Learn About Local Issues

Students at Klamath Community College are learning more about local water issues thanks to a scholarship provided by a local producer.

Ryan Kliewer, a farmer from R&L Hay & Grain, sponsored the merit-based scholarship, which is disbursed to students enrolled in the college’s water resource science course. The scholarship covers the cost of the course’s lab component.

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Oregon Tech Partners to Develop Renewable Energy Workforce

Oregon Tech Partners to Develop Renewable Energy Workforce

Cypress Creek Renewables announced today the launch of a partnership with Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) to strengthen Oregon’s energy workforce and grow the state’s clean energy economy. The partnership will support the state’s thriving solar industry and encourage development of a high-tech workforce in rural communities.

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Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test Reminder

Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test Reminder

Salem, OR - The nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) will occur on Wednesday, October 3. The test, which will be conducted by FEMA in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was originally scheduled to take place on September 20 but was postponed due to response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Florence.

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Harvest Tour Showcases Klamath Ag

Harvest Tour Showcases Klamath Ag

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) held their 11th Annual Fall Harvest Tour that included stops at; Gone Fishing, Klamath Project FF pumping station, Skyline Brewing, a horseradish field & processing shed, a mint harvest and Wong’s Potatoes.

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Kid in the Woods

Kid in the Woods

Sixth-graders from Merrill Elementary School gathered around BLM park ranger Oliva Veal as she stood under a Douglas fir. “Would you say the needles are clustered or not clustered?” she asked the group. Students leaned forward; some touched the needles. “Not clustered,” they answered. “Very good,” Veal replied as she continued with the lesson.

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Facebook Breached, 50M Accounts Affected

Facebook Breached, 50M Accounts Affected

On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts. We’re taking this incredibly seriously and wanted to let everyone know what’s happened and the immediate action we’ve taken to protect people’s security.

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Olympic-Sized Champion

Olympic-Sized Champion

For the past three weeks, fourth-graders in Dena Morosin’s Shasta Elementary School class have been trying to guess the name of their “classroom champion.”

They’ve had some clues: He is a hardcore fantasy football fan. He is good at kung fu and has a bachelor’s of arts degree in history from UCLA.

Morosin gave students one last chance to guess last week before she announced, “Our mentor has sent us a video. Are you ready?”

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Klamath County School District Sees Increase In State Test Scores

Klamath County School District Sees Increase In State Test Scores

Klamath County School District’s 2017-18 state assessment testing scores improved in English language arts and mathematics from 2016-17, jumping 4.2 percent in language arts and 0.2 percent in mathematics. Science scores remained flat.

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Fast-Charging Electric Vehicle Station Coming to Downtown

Fast-Charging Electric Vehicle Station Coming to Downtown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore—The first of up to seven electric car fast-charging stations to be developed by Pacific Power in Oregon communities is set for Klamath Commons Park in Klamath Falls.

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Oregon Tech RoboSub Team Wins Award at National Convention

Oregon Tech RoboSub Team Wins Award at National Convention

The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) Unmanned Systems (OTUS) robotics team participated in the 21st annual International RoboSub Competition, an autonomous underwater robotics student competition held this summer at the Navy's underwater testing 
pool in San Diego, California.

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Walden Applauds Support for Broadband Expansion in Rural Oregon

Walden Applauds Support for Broadband Expansion in Rural Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. --  Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today applauded an announcement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Oregon will receive $13.7 million to support rural broadband expansion. The funding is made available through the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which allocated $1.488 billion in support to be distributed over the next decade to expand broadband to unserved communities in 45 states.

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Grant from Pacific Power Foundation Improves Access for First-Generation Engineers

Grant from Pacific Power Foundation Improves Access for First-Generation Engineers

First generation students at Oregon Tech who are interested in engineering are now one step closer to achieving their educational goals, thanks to a $7,500 scholarship-directed grant from the Pacific Power Foundation.

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Working for Work Experience

Working for Work Experience

Basin Partners Internship Program pairs students with businesses for internships
Derick Johnson isn’t sure what he wants to do after high school – yet. But after interning this summer for Ken’s Body and Paint, he has a better idea. “I want to be a photographer or work in an auto body shop – or both,” he said as he sanded the body of a Toyota Land Rover.

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