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Registration for BTC bicycle camp opens

The Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition is accepting earlybird applications for its four summer bicycle camps.

The camps are open to children ages 9 to 11, and 12 to 14, and will be held in Tigard, Beaverton and Hillsboro, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sessions are limited to 12 campers.

Early bird registration is $250, and available until March 31. After that date, registration will be $295. Registration closes May 30. Campers must bring their own lunch.

Campers will spend time at a “base camp,” but most of the day will be spent riding in neighborhoods and to interesting destinations.

“They are a great opportunity for kids to learn safe riding skills, rules of the road, map reading, route planning, and mechanical knowledge from trained instructors,” said BTC Executive Director Steve Boughton.

Camps are offered for ages 9 to 11 are July 11-15 in Hillsboro and July 25-29 in Beaverton. Camps for ages 12 to 14 are slated for July 18 to 22 in Tigard and Aug. 1-5 in Hillsboro.

For more information, go to washcobtc.org.

SolarWorld opens Junior Einstein Award applications

SolarWorld is now accepting applications for its 11th annual 2016 SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award.

The honor not only offers a cash prize, it also opens many doors for young scientists.

Last year’s Junior Einstein Award winner, Michael Rauer, says his honor represented the highlight of his scientific career to date.

Students in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, engineering, chemistry, physics or similar areas — who have completed a thesis focused on solar technology or a related area — are eligible to apply for the Junior Einstein prize, if their scientific thesis was written in German or English between April 2015 and April 2016.

The deadline for applications is April 29. This year, the prize will once again be presented at a celebratory event during the solar trade show Intersolar in late June in Munich, Germany.

Find more information and the application at einstein-award.de/junior-award/.