May Mini-Grants Support STEM on the Coast

Educators receive funding to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning on the coast

This spring, the Oregon Coast STEM Hub solicited proposals from educators in our region for mini-grants (up to $500) that would be used to purchase materials to engage learners in STEM. The mini-grant opportunity was announced in mid-April, and successful proposals were announced in the first week of May during "STEM Week Oregon". The Hub received six times more applications than we were able to fund this year. We hope to have additional mini-grant opportunities in the future.

For those who remain in need of STEM materials, please visit the funding sources page on this website for links to other entities that may be able to support your needs. Also, explore the STEM Hub resource trailers to see if there are materials available that you would like to borrow for up to two weeks.

Congratulations to the following May Mini-Grant recipients:

  • Astoria, Clatop County: Astoria Middle School - Light cart for experiments
  • Astoria, Clatsop County: NWESD Migrant Education Program - Makey-Makey Kits for Astoria ELL/Migrant Summer School Program
  • Seaside, Clatsop County:  Seaside Heights Elementary School - Summer Storytime STEAM (early learning)
  • Tillamook, Tillamook County:  Tillamook County 4-H - Materials to make four kits for 4-H sustainability camp
  • Tillamook, Tillamook County:  NWESD Migrant Education Program - MudWatt packs for Tillamook ELL/Migrant Summer School Program
  • Lincoln City, Lincoln County:  Taft 7-12 High School - Nanotechnology project materials
  • Newport, Lincoln County:  Lincoln County Foster Parent Assoc. - LEGO Educator Stations for DHS Child Welfare visitation room
  • Newport, Lincoln County:  Sam Case Elementary - Ozobots for classroom use and family nights
  • Newport, Lincoln County:  Newport Middle School - HOBO data loggers for fieldwork and experiments
  • North Bend, Coos County:  North Bend High School - Makey-Makey Kits for computer programming classes
  • Coos Bay, Coos County:  Blossom Gulch Elementary - Bloxel Team Builder packs
  • Coos Bay, Coos County:  Madison Elementary - STEM Stations for School Garden & Greenhouse
  • Coos Bay, Coos County:  Millicoma Intermediate School - Solar car kits
  • Coquille, Coos County:  Lincoln Early Learning - STEM Early Learning project materials
  • Gold Beach, Curry County:  Riley Creek School - Snap Circuit kits