Oregon Coast STEM Hub Impacts:

  • Improve student/youth performance in STEM subjects
  • Increase interest in and improve preparation for STEM careers
  • Increase proficiency in STEM concepts necessary to make personal and societal decisions
  • Create enhanced teaching capabilities by providing professional development opportunities

Oregon Coast STEM Hub Implementation Strategies:

  • Professional Development: Providing Professional Development (PD) for formal and informal educators and partners in effective instructional practices that focus on STEM integration, Project Based Learning (PBL) and community partnerships;
  • STEM Experiences: Supporting STEM learning experiences for students and other youth by providing connections to STEM professionals in the classroom and in the field, equipment and resources for carrying out STEM related activities, and opportunities for youth to showcase their designs and STEM projects;
  • Networking: Creating a STEM network of resources, programs, and professionals to support STEM learning for coastal students, including this website which serves as a clearinghouse or conduit for connecting business and community resources with educators, parents and youth.

 


STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION

2016 STEM Hub structure graphic


From the Governance Framework document adopted by OCSH Leadership Council January 20, 2017

 

Partners - The Oregon Coast STEM Hub Partners are comprised of over 55 cross-sector partners. The Partners support the mission of the STEM Hub and provide input to the Leadership Council.

Leadership Council - Provides strategic direction, networking, advice, support, and oversight for Oregon Coast STEM Hub activities.  The Leadership Council supports the backbone staff. The Leadership Council consists of not less than nine or more than 15 formal or informal leaders representing organizations of K-12 education, industry and business, higher education, community organizations, workforce or economic development agencies, early learning, regional achievement collaboratives, elected government, community leaders and tribal leaders.

  • Provides input regarding the strategic direction of the Hub,
  • Networks and builds relationships with new partners,
  • Provides financial oversight for Hub activities, and
  • Promotes outreach and engagement of Hub activities.

Executive Team - Comprised of four to five members of the Leadership Council. The Executive Team supports the Oregon Coast STEM Hub Executive Director in implementing the work outlined by the Leadership Council, provides guidance and feedback in regards to any new business, maintains open communication with the full Leadership Council, provides input in planning agendas for the Leadership Council meetings, and facilitates the evaluation process for the Executive Director.

Backbone Staff - include a full time Director and part-time Communications Coordinator, Professional Development Facilitator, Programming Coordinator, North Coast Coordinator, South Coast Coordinator, and Fiscal Agent. Backbone staff support the following for the STEM Hub: governance and operations, communications, sustainability, networking, data support, equity, and program alignment. As of October 2017, the fiscal agent for the Oregon Coast STEM Hub is Oregon State University.

Work Groups - turn strategic planning into specific strategies. Work Groups may be standing or ad hoc, depending on need.  Standing Work Groups will focus on the north, central and south coast gather around key elements of the Leadership Council's broader plan and engage in a continuous process of planning and doing, grounded in constant feedback around what is or is not working.

Liaisons:
Each Oregon Coast STEM Hub partner organization will identifies a person to serve as a liaison between the Oregon Coast STEM Hub and its community. A list of liaisons is posted on the Area Liaisons page.

 

REPORTS

Oregon Department of Education assessed Oregon Coast STEM Hub progress in June 2017.  Read the report

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub completed and submitted its final report to the Oregon Department of Education detailing activities and impacts for the 2013-2015 biennium. Read the report - (54 pages) Evaluation


PARTNERSHIPS

To learn more details about the Oregon Coast STEM Hub documents, download:

  • Coming Soon: Partnership Plan for 2017-18
  • Governance Framework document adopted by OCSH Leadership Council January 20, 2017
  • Oregon Coast STEM Hub updated Partnership Plan (PDF, 1.1 MB) submitted to ODE on October 9, 2015
  • Oregon Coast STEM Hub Partnership Plan [PDF, 1.1 MB] submitted to ODE on July 31, 2014
  • Oregon Coast STEM Hub Declaration of Cooperation [PDF, 4.0 MB] submitted to ODE on September 2, 2014

To see a list of Oregon Coast STEM Hub partners, visit the Partners page of this website