Who Makes up the Oregon Coast STEM Hub?

Partners * Leadership Council * Executive Team * Backbone Staff * Work Groups * Liaisons

Oregon Coast STEM/CTE Hub Impacts

  • Improve student/youth performance in STEM/CTE subjects
  • Increase interest in and improve preparation for STEM/CTE careers
  • Increase proficiency in STEM/CTE concepts necessary to make personal and societal decisions
  • Create enhanced teaching capabilities by providing professional development opportunities

Our Implementation Strategies

  • Professional Development: Providing Professional Development (PD) for formal and informal educators and partners in effective instructional practices that focus on STEM/CTE integration, Project Based Learning (PBL) and community partnerships;
  • STEM/CTE Experiences: Supporting STEM/CTE learning experiences for students and other youth by providing connections to STEM professionals in the classroom and in the field, equipment and resources for carrying out STEM/CTE related activities, and opportunities for youth to showcase their designs and STEM/CTE projects;
  • Networking: Creating a STEM/CTE network of resources, programs, and professionals to support STEM/CTE learning for coastal students, including this website which serves as a clearinghouse or conduit for connecting business and community resources with educators, parents and youth.



The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is comprised of over 60 cross-sector partners. The Partners support the mission of the STEM Hub and provide input to the Leadership Council. See a list of Oregon Coast STEM Hub partners, on the Partners page of this website.

Partnership Documents

Leadership Council

Provides strategic direction, networking, advice, support, and oversight for Oregon Coast STEM Hub activities.  The Leadership Council supports the backbone staff. The Leadership Council consists of not less than nine or more than 15 formal or informal leaders representing organizations of preK-14 education, industry and business, higher education, community organizations, workforce or economic development agencies, early learning, regional achievement collaboratives, elected government, community leaders and tribal leaders.

  • Provides input regarding the strategic direction of the Hub,
  • Networks and builds relationships with new partners,
  • Provides financial oversight for Hub activities, and
  • Promotes outreach and engagement of Hub activities.

Visit the Hub Leadership page of this website to find out the current composition of the Leadership Council, upcoming meetings, and notes from past meetings.


    Executive Team

    This body is comprised of four to five members of the Leadership Council. The Executive Team supports the Oregon Coast STEM Hub Director in implementing the work outlined by the Leadership Council, provides guidance and feedback in regards to any new business, maintains open communication with the full Leadership Council, provides input in planning agendas for the Leadership Council meetings, and facilitates the evaluation process for the Director.

    Backbone Staff

    The backbone includes a full time Director, part-time Communications Coordinator, Professional Development Coordinator, Student STEM Experiences Coordinator, North Coast Coordinator, Central Coast Coordinator(s), South Coast Coordinator, and Fiscal Agent. Backbone staff support the following for the STEM Hub: Governance and operations, communications, sustainability, networking, data support, equity, and program alignment. Oregon State University has been the fiscal agent for the Oregon Coast STEM Hub since October 2017. Meet the backbone staff

    June 2020
    Letter describing transition from outgoing Director Lisa Blank to Interim Director Tracy Crews.
     - from Itchung Cheung, Chair, OCSH Leadership Council

    Work Groups

    These three groups turn strategic planning into specific strategies grounded in local feedback. Work Groups may be standing or ad hoc, depending on need. Standing Work Groups in the north, central and south coast will focus on locally relevant work under key elements of the Leadership Council's broader plan and engage in a continuous process of planning and doing. Download the Work Group guidance document

    Partner Liaisons

    Each Oregon Coast STEM Hub partner organization will identify a person to serve as a liaison between the Oregon Coast STEM Hub and its community. A list of liaisons is posted on the Area Liaisons page.


    Oregon Department of Education assessed Oregon Coast STEM Hub progress in June 2017.  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 - (54 pages) Evaluation


    To learn more details about the Oregon Coast STEM Hub documents, download:

    To see a list of Oregon Coast STEM Hub partners, visit the Partners page of this website