Tech Expo 2017 Sessions

Registration info

  • Students - If you’re in 8th thru 12th grade and attend one of our component school district’s middle or high schools, you’re eligible to register to attend Step Tech Expo 2017 at no cost to you. Tech Expo is being held on the EOU campus in La Grande, OR on 3/9/2017. School districts will be transporting students to this full day event, lunch is included.

Registration Instructions

  • Select one of the offered teams to reserve the courses that are of interest to you; course descriptions are available on the Step website at http://step.imesd.org/
  • Enter in your school email address (not your personal email address)
  • Registration deadline is 2/16/17
  • Accepting the terms and conditions during submission includes acceptance of IMESD utilizing any digital images of you while participating in Step activities

*Note - Team and course selection are subject to change depending on the total students who register and course availability.

Step Tech Expo 2017 – Course Descriptions

3D Animation, all grades

Hands-on exploration of the creation of 3D animations used for film or video games held in EOU’s Mac Lab. Presented by Dr. Richard Croft, EOU FAculty of the College of Arts & Sciences.

3D Printing, all grades

Exploration of 3D printing and applications; review process comparisons and the endless possibilities. Presented by Will Lehnertz, EOU Information Technology.

Best First Impression, all grades

Explore personal options to provide your best first impression during future college and career interviews; dressing for success and presenting a positive, confident attitude. Presented by Justin Chin, Director of EOU Career Services.

Break Out, all grades

Use your intellect, creativity and collaboration skills along with your teammates to solve the mystery in record time to “Break Out” from this puzzle. Presented by Heidi Paullus and Joe Buglione, IMESD Instructional Services Coaches.

Classroom Attack, all grades

Have you ever spent time in a school building over summer?  The classrooms are EXPLODED!  IT staff need to get all the classrooms and computer labs put back together before the first day of school.  How quickly can YOU put a classroom back together and what challenges will you run in to? Presented by Theo Asberry and Kylee Naughton, IMESD IT Technical Specialists.

CMD-DOS, all grades

What happens inside of a computer?  What do all the different components do?  Where do you start troubleshooting when a computer just beeps at you when you turn it on?  In this session you’ll have the hands on opportunity to take apart a desktop computer and put it back together again.  We’ll also investigate some of the diagnostic beep and light codes computers might give you. Presented by Jaco Thompson, IMESD IT Technical Specialist and Cindy Naughton, IMESD IT Server Analyst.

EOU Campus Tour, all grades

Join EOU Alumni and Campus Ambassadors to get a personalized tour of the campus. Presented by EOU Admissions Department.

e-Commerce WebDev, all grades

Hands on experience with web development strategies for creating a website for e-commerce. Presented by Wilson Zehr, EOU Faculty of the College of Business.

Kano Computer Build, all grades

Simple computer build and intro to computer programming. Presented by Annett Conner, IMESD IT Web Services Analyst and Joel Sou, IMESD IT Technology Specialist.

*Makey Makey is now Science Explorations With Chemical Instrumentation, all grades

Have you ever asked yourself how the complex instruments in CSI shows work? In this session you will have an opportunity to conduct hands-on activities on instruments that are used in chemical laboratories to discover new medicines, solve forensic mysteries or check the purity of food and beverages. Presented by Dr. Anna Cavinato, EOU Chemistry Faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Networking Lab, all grades

How does the Internet get to you?  Where does that cable go after leaving the back of your computer?  In this session you’ll have the hands on opportunity to build your own network cable.  We’ll also see what happens when you plug a computer and other devices into a network switch. Presented by Dr. Stephen Clements, EOU Faculty of the College of Business and Tim Willey, EOU Information Technology.

School to Careers, all grades

In this session we’ll talk about getting a jump start on your career in technology by earning college credits NOW!  We’ll also explore what kind of college level education or training you might need to jump into a technology career, or other career, that interests you and how to get there. If you can, bring a copy of your college transcripts with you. Need help finding your college transcripts? Go to www.eastern-promise.org and click on the “Eastern Promise Transcript” link for instructions. Presented by Kris Mulvihill, IMESD Eastern Promise K-12 Coordinator.

Science Explorations With Chemical Instrumentation, all grades

Have you ever asked yourself how the complex instruments in CSI shows work? In this session you will have an opportunity to conduct hands-on activities on instruments that are used in chemical laboratories to discover new medicines, solve forensic mysteries or check the purity of food and beverages. Presented by Dr. Anna Cavinato, EOU Chemistry Faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Scratch Programming, all grades

Learn more about creation of basic animations, games, etc. with this free visual programming language, held in one of EOU’s computer labs. Presented by Peter Hernberg, BMCC Math and Computer Science Instructor.

Tech Fun w/Cayuse Technologies, all grades

Learn the back story and techniques of app development with Cayuse Technology software programming engineers; enjoy the opportunity to interact with the program. Presented by Cayuse Technology Specialists.

You and Social Media, *Geared for Juniors & Seniors

Learn how your online presence can have an impact on your future; prepare now to make sure it doesn’t limit your success. Presented by Justin Chin, Director of EOU Career Services.