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

Southwestern Community College Geology Lecture Series

Since 2005, SWOCC Geology Lecture Series in Coos Bay has featured distinguished speakers who present their research on cutting edge science to students and community members alike. The next speaker will be Dr. Roman Gomez from Southwest Research Institute/NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS). His presentation, "Probing the Secrets of Magnetic Reconnection", will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00pm. Livestream is available! For more information, visit



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Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge

Oregon Underwater Robotics Competition

e-Blast Newsletters

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Archives from previous years


Listen, Watch and Share: STEM PSAs

Radio Video
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

Exploration and Discovery - By Mark Brennan
October 14, 2017 - The Siuslaw News describes how a third grade class from Florence is learning about the ocean and coast by connecting with community and exploring outdoors. Partners include Siuslaw Elemenatry, OCEP, ODFW STEP, OSG (Finding the Hook), Marine Discovery Tours, Port of Siuslaw and more! Read the article

Marshfield High School's Manufacturing Class Creates Professionals - By Jillian Ward
September 25, 2017 - The World Link describes how Coos Bay students can earn certificates before graduation to land them in high paying jobs. Read the article

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 Daily Astorian article
Sept 24 - Reprinted in US News & World Report

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.

Archives from previous years


Check the Calendar

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