OIT Professior works with IPC Education to promote engineering to middle and high school students

OIT Professior works with IPC Education to promote engineering to middle and high school students

Since early summer, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Kevin Pintong has been working with IPC Education Foundation to attract and engage STEM students in workshops nationwide using Project Owl. The IPC Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which works to prepare students for rewarding careers in the electronics industry by providing learning opportunities focused on electronics manufacturing and improving the perception of manufacturing as a stable and well-paid sector.

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Oregon Tech Adds Data Science Degree, Opening Up Pathway to the “Best Job in America”

Oregon Tech Adds Data Science Degree, Opening Up Pathway to the “Best Job in America”

Starting next year, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will launch a bachelor’s degree in Data Science, a program created to answer the quickly growing need for analysts of “big data,” and the first undergraduate program of its kind at a public university in Oregon. First announced in January, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) recently approved the degree for fall 2020 enrollment at the university’s Klamath Falls campus.

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KCC to host Hay Klamath! Scholarship Round-up Aug. 24

KCC to host Hay Klamath! Scholarship Round-up Aug. 24

Klamath Falls, Ore. — Whether a city slicker or buckaroo, you’re in for a fun-filled evening of country Western comedy, dinner, and auctions at the Klamath Community College “Hay Klamath! KCC Scholarship Round-up.”

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OIT Names Joanna Mott as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

OIT Names Joanna Mott as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) welcomes Joanna Mott, Ph.D., as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for the university after a national search. Dr. Mott leaves her position as dean and professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State).

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New outdoor art sculpture ‘flows’ at KCC

New outdoor art sculpture ‘flows’ at KCC

The installation, titled “The Flow of Education,” is located in front of the Work Skills Technology Center and is designed to function as an irrigation system that waters the land below it. The sculpture stands more than 20 feet tall and consists of seven pipes topped by shallow bowl-like dishes.

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Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019.

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Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Ashland, Ore) — Collaboration to benefit the region’s students and economy is continuing this month as the new Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium holds two separate meetings for academic and enrollment leaders.

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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

Dental hygiene students at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently completed a yearlong course designed to help the Klamath County community while also gaining real-world experience, amounting to over $27,000 in dental services through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4 terms.

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KMSB Foundation Invests in Oregon Tech Allied Health Programs

KMSB Foundation Invests in Oregon Tech Allied Health Programs

In memory of longtime board member Robert Graham, M.D., Klamath Medical Service Bureau (KMSB) Foundation has made a $100,000 contribution to Oregon Institute of Technology’s allied health programs. This generous gift gives a boost to the Foundational Campaign for the Future, and will aid Oregon Tech in meeting critical equipment needs in allied health. The applied, hands-on educational experiences which make Oregon Tech graduates highly sought after in the workforce are not possible without investment in state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology.

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Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

Keeping its promise to students, Oregon Tech reduces tuition rate for 2019-20

The Oregon Institute of Technology’s (Oregon Tech’s) president, Dr. Nagi Naganathan, today announced that the university would reduce its tuition rate increase to 6 percent, instead of the previously announced rate increase of 9 percent. This is based on the budget approved for Oregon’s public universities by the Oregon Legislature on June 29. Oregon Tech’s Board of Trustees, at its May 30 meeting, had approved the higher rate based on legislative proposals being floated at that time, with the caveat that the rate would be reduced should the legislatively approved budget exceed those amounts.

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The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

Portland, Ore. – A team of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” students won big this weekend at the InventOR Collegiate Challenge. The grand prize winners are The Reclaimers, a team of Oregon Tech students made up of Renewable Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering senior Annika Andersen of Baker City, Oregon, and recent graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Ashlei Morgan of Meridian, Idaho, and Jessica Arrington of Paisley, Oregon.

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Oregon Tech Civil Engineering Students Place in Top Half at National Construction Competition

Oregon Tech Civil Engineering Students Place in Top Half at National Construction Competition

The Oregon Tech Steel Bridge team, led by construction captain Grant Banister of Pendleton, Oregon, and design captain Bryce Terhune of Roseburg, Oregon, ranked in the top 50 percent at the 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Student Steel Bridge Competition that concluded June 1 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Oregon Tech team had earlier this spring placed second at the Regional version of the competition, which qualified them to compete at the nationals.

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8 Klamath Basin Seniors honored with scholarships from athletic officials

8 Klamath Basin Seniors honored with scholarships from athletic officials

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Sports Officials Scholarship Committee announced today that they have awarded eight scholarships totaling $3,000 to local high school student-athletes representing five Klamath basin high schools.

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KCC Dual credit aviation courses prepare high school students for flight

KCC Dual credit aviation courses prepare high school students for flight

ifteen-year-old Ceasar Rodriguez said it wasn’t until his family moved to Central Oregon that he contemplated whether flying could be in his future. Rodriguez moved with his family from San Jose, Calif., to Sisters about three years ago.

“We didn’t have [aviation] classes there,” he said. “When I was setting up my classes for ninth grade, one of the things I saw was intro to aviation. I thought that could be fun so I took it. It was one of the most fun classes I’ve taken since I’ve been here.”

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Oregon Tech to offer a Multitude of Summer Camps

Oregon Tech to offer a Multitude of Summer Camps

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Oregon Tech will be offering Summer Youth Camps for basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball to the community and surrounding areas. These camps will provide children from the ages 5 through 18 with the opportunity to participate in various activities that will teach them teamwork and Improve their skills from Oregon Tech coaches and players.

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Registration is open for KCC Black Rocket summer camps

Registration is open for KCC Black Rocket summer camps

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Registration is open for five Klamath Community College Black Rocket summer camps that provide a platform for youth to launch their creativity in coding and design.

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Oregon Tech Board of Trustees give the green light for 9% tuition increase

Oregon Tech Board of Trustees give the green light for 9% tuition increase

The Oregon Institute of Technology (“Oregon Tech”) Board of Trustees met May 30 at the university’s Klamath Falls campus, discussing among other items tuition levels for academic year 2019-20, and recommendations for two new degree programs.

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