WHAT: The research vessel Oceanus, which is operated by Oregon State University and owned by the National Science Foundation, will be docked in Portland. About 200 K-12 students from Portland will tour the ship and learn about how the ship operates and how science is conducted on it.
WHEN: Media are invited to tour the boat and talk to scientists and students from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Broadcast media can remain on site for live shots through the morning and lunchtime with the ship as a backdrop.
WHERE: North Breakwater Dock at Riverplace Marina, 315 SW Montgomery Street, Portland.
WHO: The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach tours will be given by Oregon State University scientists and students, as well as teachers and students from coastal Oregon community colleges and high schools. These outreach activities are coordinated by OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Oregon Sea Grant. The event is coordinated by the Oregon Coast STEM Hub. The trip is supported by the Oceangoing Research Vessel Program at Oregon State University, a program established by the Oregon Legislature to provide time on ships to students and researchers from Oregon’s public universities and natural resource agencies.
TO ATTEND: Contact Sean Nealon, news editor at Oregon State, at 541-737-0787 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27.