District Business Partner: Tektronix
Tektronix has teamed up with the Beaverton School District to provide science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) opportunities to students throughout the District for a number of years.
Tektronix hosts the annual BSD K-8 Science Expo fair at their Beaverton campus. They provide many professional project reviewers including their Vice President of Engineering. In addition, they provide a meal for judges and students and provide prizes for every student who participates.
They also developed the newly formed "STEM-Tek" program, an on-site, afterschool career exploration program for high school juniors and seniors. Focusing on STEM, the program engages students with hands-on activities to embrace their skill sets and career interests.
Tektronix supports career exploration, student research and volunteerism through campus tours, discussions with industry experts, mock interviews, lending equipment to teachers, providing career guidance, classroom speakers and volunteers.