The Oregon Coast STEM Hub was established in 2014 and is a collaborative effort of more than 60 partners, including coastal school districts, post-secondary institutions, non-profits, government agencies, and businesses. Headquartered at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, the Oregon Coast STEM Hub supports integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, serving coastal educators, youth, and rural communities along the entire Oregon coastline, from Brookings to Astoria. We leverage local and regional resources to promote college and workforce-ready students who are equipped to pursue STEM careers and address real-world challenges.
The Oregon Coast STEM Hub seeks to improve STEM education opportunities for all students along the Oregon Coast by promoting best practices in STEM education, connecting in and out-of-school learning, facilitating communication amongst stakeholders, and mentoring students and educators. Our Hub’s geographic region provides unique opportunities for place-based learning focused on coastal ecosystems, marine science and technologies, and career-connected learning for the maritime sector and other coastal industries.
Since its inception, our STEM Hub has provided more than 28,000 direct hours of STEM activities for coastal students, and more than 13,000 hours of STEM-related training for educators in our region. We also support teachers in the implementation of STEM activities through our STEM resource trailers in various locations along the coast and through the collecting and curation of STEM curriculum highlighted on our website. Information on STEM careers, student competitions and out-of-school STEM opportunities are also available on this website.
Last updated November 2020