Tillamook Bay CC in 2020... 1/12/21 - STEM achievements in review. Read more
Researchers seek pictures...10/31/20 - Oregon King Tide photo project. Read more
Mini-boats in schools... 9/2/20 - with Columbia River Maritime Museum. Read more
Libraries distribute STEM kits... 8/19/20 - 800 free kits in Lincoln County. Read more
Intel grants awarded... 8/14/20 - Siuslaw and Reedsport schools benefit. Read more
Register Your STEM Week Event
STEM Week Oregon is a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. All you need to do to participate is sign up! Let STEM Oregon know what you are doing: with your family, your class, your neighborhood. Register your activity on the STEM Week Oregon website and a pin will be dropped on the Oregon map to show how community members are participating throughout our state. Here at the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, we'd love to see pins all up and down the coast, so register your event today!
PLUS: When you register your event, you become eligible to win cool STEM prizes! Hint: The sooner you register, the greater your chance to win a prize!
AND: If your event is open to the public, you can also apply for $250 mini-grant to support your activity.
Mini-grants from Remake Learning Days
Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival with hands-on and engaging events designed for youth and families at libraries, schools, tech centers, museums, play spaces, businesses, community centers and more. Remake Learning Days is partnering with STEM Oregon in 2021 to provide STEM Hubs with funding so that we can offer mini-grants this year; up to $250 per event are available to cover food, staff time, STEM kits and more. To qualify for a mini- grant, events need open to the public in some way, and the events can be virtual or in person.
Alli French, Talent Maker City in Ashland, OR
INTRODUCTION: Alli is a long-time educator and maker. For the past 23 years she has been involved in all aspects of education in Southern Oregon. She has taught middle school and high school and contributed as an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College. At Ashland High School, she led the redesign and implementation of the science-based health and wellness curriculum, advised the school newspaper, and coordinated the school-wide Advisory Program for 1,100 students. Alli co-facilitated AHS’s Fresh Start Program for all incoming high school students, focusing on empathy and engagement. She also co-created a very successful project-based, alternative education program for some of the district’s most challenged and trauma impacted youth. Her experiences have molded her beliefs in equity, diversity, cultural agility and developing meaningful community partnerships. Currently, Alli is the Programs Director for Talent Maker City where she coordinates workshops and programs for curious minds of all ages. TMC’s STEAM Programming has served over 800 students and hundreds of adults since its inception in 2016.
Oregon Coast educators have access to the Oregon Coast STEM Hub regional license!
Educators, engage your students in career-connected learning! Oregon Connections (OrC) uses the online Nepris platform to connect educators and students with STEM professionals. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub has purchased a regional license for 2020-21 which enables educators from our region to access the platform at no cost.
Do you need a refresher on how to join an Industry Chat with your students? There are Four Teacher Trainings coming up:
April 14, April 19, April 20 and April 27. Click here to learn more and register
The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is excited to be able to provide a free week-long screening opportunity to watch the documentary PICTURE A SCIENTIST. Our screening window for the film is May 9-15, 2021, and there are no limits to the number of individuals that can view the film/access the screening room at the same time. To watch, sign up to receive the link * Download a Flyer
Per the website: “PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.”