The Oregon Coast STEM Hub (OCSH) was formed in 2014 thanks to the vision and leadership of several coastal partners and funding from the Oregon Department of Education. Given our location on the coast, the OCSH is particularly focused on career-connected learning related to the Blue Economy and ocean health. Since its inception, the OCSH has provided over 22,000 hours of student STEM/CTE experiences, 9,020 direct hours of educator STEM/CTE professional development, and nurtured partnerships with 64 entities located up and down the Oregon coast - from Brookings to Astoria.
Partnerships are central to our work and include STEM/CTE businesses and organizations, K-12 school districts, early childhood learning hubs, informal education and government organizations, and two- and four-year colleges, to name a few. In 2020, we are partnering with CSforAll to support P-12 computer science education pathways for participating coastal school districts, providing computer science teacher professional development in partnership with CS for Oregon, and CS counselor professional development in partnership with the National Center for Women in Information Technology. We are also rolling out Next Generation Science Standards support for rural Oregon school districts in partnership with the Oregon Science Project and early childhood STEM professional development in partnership with the Bostom Museum of Science.
In February, the Georgia Pacific mill in Toledo presented a $25,000 donation to expand our reach. As a global leader in the wood products and paper industry, GP employs a broad range of STEM professionals ranging from engineering, information technology, environmental health and safety, to accounting, manufacturing and operations. With this support, we are excited to expand STEM family engagement opportunities in Lincoln County and along the coast. Thank you Georgia-Pacific!
If you are a STEM/CTE business or industry interested in STEM/CTE education and the work of the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, we consider you a partner. Please select the "Our Partners" navigation tab above to learn more. If you or your community would like to learn more about STEM/CTE opportunities in your area, please be sure and check out the many resources provided on this website or contact us directly. We would love to hear from all of you!
Last updated May 2020
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Oregon Department of Education assessed Oregon Coast STEM Hub progress in June 2017. Read the report
In June 2016, Oregon Coast STEM Hub prepared a Community Report that presents baseline data for the state of Oregon as well as each school district in the OSCH region. Read the report
The Oregon Coast STEM Hub completed and submitted its final report to the Oregon Department of Education detailing activities and impacts for the 2013-2015 biennium. Read the report
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