There is a lot going on in the Oregon Coast STEM Hub!

Oregon Science Project NGSS Online Professional Development

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Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge

Oregon Underwater Robotics Competition

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Listen, Watch and Share: STEM PSAs

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PSA for all - Listen PSA - 21st century needs - Watch
PSA for students - Listen PSA - A teacher's perspective - Watch
PSA for girls - Listen PSA - PD and industry partners - Watch
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In the News

Girls Who Code Puts New Clubs on the Schedule - September 20, 2017 - The World Link announces that the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board is adding new "Girls Who Code" clubs for grades 6 through 12 in the Coos Bay area. Groups begin September 26 on Tuesdays or Thursdays in Coos Bay, Bandon, Gold Beach and Roseburg. - Read the article

Shipwreck Searchers Scan Oswald West for Beeswax - September 15, 2017- What does the Clatsop Community College ROV team do with their robot when they are not competing in MATE competitions? Why, they use it to look for a 17th century Spanish galleon shipwreck off the Oregon coast! - Read the article

Astoria High School Aiming to Launch Robotics Team - by Edward Stratton - September 14, 2017 - The Daily Astorian reports that a new Astoria HS robotics team is seeking student members, adult mentors and funds so they can compete in this year's FIRST Robotics tournament. Read the article

Beneath the Flats - September 12, 2017 - High school students attending the OMSI Coastal Documentary Explorers camp in Newport made a video about students and researchers who study mud shrimp. - Watch the video

SOAR Project at Oregon Coast Community College - September 7, 2017 - Four OCCC students launched four balloons to measure atmospheric conditions on the day of the Great American Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017. Watch their 8 minute video of the project, and read their field reports.

GEMM Lab Blogs - Pacific High School students working as summer interns with OSU whale researchers in Port Orford write about their experiences:
* August 7, 2017: Curiosity and Community- by Nathan Malamud, Pacific HS - Read the blog
* August 15, 2017: The Passion of a Researcher - by Quince Nye, Pacific HS - Read the blog
* September 19, 2017: New Steps Toward Community Engagement - by Florence Sullivan, OSU - Read the blog

Camp Builds Students' STEM Skills - by Katherine Lacaze - July 21, 2017 - In this article from the Seaside Signal, OSU students describe how the Oregon Coast STEM Hub sponsored mobile summer camps they are running in Seaside and other coastal communities give middle school students an opportunity to practice critical thinking and problem solving skills in a stress-free environment. Read the article

College Robotics Team Competed in International Event - July 7, 2017 - The Daily Astorian reports how the Explorer team "Lazarus Industries" performed at the International MATE ROV Competition. Read the article

Newport Robotics Team Places 14th in Global Competition - by Joan Brown - July 3, 2017 - The News Times reports how the Ranger team "Finnovators" performed at the International MATE ROV Competition. Read the article [link][pdf]

Robotics Team Seeks Funds to Get To International Competition - June 20, 2017 - The Newport High School "Finnovators" ROV team qualified to compete with their underwater robot at the International MATE ROV Competiition in Long Beach, California this month. The Oregon Coast Daily News shares their story: Read the article

March for Science Donates to STEM Hub - May 22, 2017 - The People's March for Science held last month in Newport was supported by the Mid-Coast Watershed Council and received generous donations from the public. After the event, the organizers had $758 left over, so the march committee donated these funds to the Oregon Coast STEM Hub to be used to support STEM activities in Lincoln County. Read the article

Robotics Team Qualifies for International Competition - by Edward Stratton - May 19, 2017 - The Daily Astorian describes how Clatsop Community College's Explorer Class ROV team "Lazarus Industries" is preparing to attend the International MATE ROV Competition in Long Beach, California in June. Read the article

Students Learn Real-World Robotics - by Calley Hair - May 3, 2017 - This News Times reports on the Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition describes how students work together to build and compete with underwater robots in a regional competition. Several student teams from up and down the Oregon Coast participated in this exciting competition. Read the article

STEM Network Seeks Community Input - by Gloria Tucker - April 26, 2017 - The News Times reports on the first of five Community Meetings that the Oregon Coast STEM Hub is holding on the coast this April and May to engage the community in planning for STEM education. Read the article, courtesy of the News Times [link][pdf]

3rd Annual "Girls Rock" Event Introduces Girls to Different Career Opportunities - by KCBY - April 12, 2017 - This free event on April 22nd will give young girls in Coos County the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math professions. Read the article

Teaching at a New Level - by Gloria Tucker - April 7, 2017 - Oregon Coast STEM Hub activities are the focus of a "Science on Tap" presentation given by teachers in our Hub. The News Times reports. Read the article

Party With the Stars at Marine Science Day - April 3, 2017 - Oregon Coast TODAY describes the upcoming open house at Hatfield Marine Science Center which will take place on April 8th. The theme is "Celebrating Student Research" and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub is one of many presenters. Read the article

NKN Middle Schoolers Getting Technical - by Brian Cameron - March 30, 2017 - North Coast Citizen shares a story about Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School's afterschool technology club, "I4IGM", which engages students with 3D printing, LEGO robotics, screen printing, and more. Read the article. This club was also the subject of a recent Oregon Coast STEM Hub blog post

Newport Middle School Science Fair HMSC - by Cheryl Harle - March 22, 2017 - This "hot topic" BOSS Radio interview focused on the Newport Schools Science Fair that took place on March 16th at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and featured interviews with Newport Middle School teacher Mike Pearce and three of his 7th grade students. Listen to the program

Neah-Kah-Nie Takes First Place in Oceanic Salmon Bowl Competition - by Brian Cameron - March 2, 2017 - A team from Neah-Kah-Nie High School won the Salmon Bowl competition in Corvallis on February 18th, and will go on to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) competition in April. Read all about it in the North Coast Citizen: Read the article

Students Compete in Renewable Energy Challenge - March 2, 2017 - The Oregon Coast Daily News reports that students in grades 3-12 from Clatsop, Tillamook and Lincoln counties brought their solar, wind and wave energy devices to compete in the Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge on February 28th. Read the article

Take a Shine to Science, at GEMS Camp - February 14, 2017 - Oregon Coast Today shares information about the Oregon Coast STEM Hub's upcoming Girls in Engineering and Marine Science (GEMS) camp being held in Newport on March 10th and 11th. Registration for 7th and 8th grade girls is open until March 3. Read the article

"Girls Who Code" Comes to Coos Bay to Inspire more Women to Join Tech Sector - by Christelle Koumoue - December 30, 2016 - A national nonprofit agency is launching the first "Girls Who Code" afterschool club in Coos Bay. The free program targets girls in grades 6 to 12 and involves weekly meetings for the rest of the school year.

Oregon Sea Grant Prepares Coastal Kids for High-Tech Jobs - by Rick Cooper - October 27, 2016 - The Fall/Winter 2016 Edition of Oregon Sea Grant's Confluence magazine features a story about the Oregon Coast STEM Hub. View the magazine * Online article
November 10, 2016 - Republished in the Newport News Times

Bandon Teacher Has Cruise of a Lifetime - by Amy Moss Strong - October 6, 2016 - Bandon Western World reports on last month's R/V Oceanus Shipboard Experience, highlighting local Bandon High School teacher Martha Kemple and other coastal teachers and students who participated. Read the article

Fifth Graders Get 66 Minutes to Build a Better Robot - by Edward Stratton - October 4, 2016 - The Daily Astorian describes how students at Lewis and Clark Elementary school had a chance to design, build and deploy underwater robots through the Columbia River Maritime Museum's "Under the Sea" STEM program. Read the article

In One Ear: Here A Whale, There a Whale - by Elleda Wilson - September 30, 2016 - The Daily Astorian highlights a high school student and teacher from Warrenton who took part in the 3 day shipboard experience on board the R/V Oceanus. Read the article

A Taste of Marine Research Aboard the Oceanus - by Steve Card - September 28, 2016 - This News Times article shares the R/V Oceanus shipboard experience, highlighting impressions from the three students and one teacher from Lincoln County, as well as from the Education PI Tracy Crews. Read the article [link][pdf]

Students Go on Scientific Cruise on OSU Research Vessel - September 28, 2016 - describes the experience that students and teachers from Bandon, North Bend, Waldport, Newport and Warrenton had sailing on board the R/V Oceanus for four days, conducting research alongside OSU scientists and learning about CTDs, marine mammals, and seabirds. Read the article

North Bend Senior Joins Research Vessel - by Jillian Ward - September 26, 2016 - The World Link describes how a shipboard experience on the R/V Oceanus affected North Bend high school student Matthew Perry and continued his interest in STEM. Perry and his science teacher found out about the opportunity through the Oregon Coast STEM Hub. Read the article

Tours available on OSU Research Vessel - September 12, 2016 - OSU offers dockside tours of the R/V Oceanus in Portland. Read the press release

Archives from previous years


Check the Calendar

See the Oregon Coast STEM Hub calendar for a comprehensive list of upcoming STEM events and opportunities.