About The Oregon Coast STEM Hub

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub (OCSH) was established in 2014 and is a collaborative effort of coastal school districts, post-secondary institutions, non-profits, government agencies, and businesses. Headquartered at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, OCSH supports integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Our hub serves 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. 

OCSH 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 among stakeholders, and mentoring students and educators. Our hub is one of 13 in the state, and its geographic region provides unique opportunities for place-based learning focused on coastal ecosystems, marine science, technologies, and career-connected learning.


Committed to empowering inclusive STEM experience
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are essential to ignite our mission. We advance STEM DEI in coastal communities by engaging with underrepresented, underserved and marginalized populations. Our goal is to elevate their voices and co-create culturally relevant programs and resources to ensure student success.


Coastal stakeholders of all ages and backgrounds are engaged in an inclusive culture of STEM innovation and learning, which supports a vibrant and prosperous region.


The Oregon Coast STEM Hub engages diverse learners with STEM by leveraging local and regional resources and collaborating with diverse partners.


We are funded by state legislative funds through the Oregon Department of Education to implement STEM Innovation Grants related to the goals of the statewide STEM Education Plan. Our STEM Hub includes a diverse group of industry, community, and education partners who contribute resources to the Hub’s continued sustainability. We collaborate with partners to obtain additional funding through foundations, fundraising, and grant opportunities