Warrenton High School math teacher Dan Hansen participated in the STEM research cruise on board the R/VOceanus in September 2018. The 4-day cruise involved HS teachers, HS students and community college students from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub who worked and learned alongside graduate student and faculty researchers from Oregon State University. Following the cruise, Dan reflected:
"This experience was one of the most rewarding and impactful of my career. Looking at data is not the same thing as collecting it, and I've learned so much about what goes into obtaining marine data."
Coordinated by Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge is an annual competition in which students show off devices they built that are powered by water, wind or light.
More than 200 students entered 75 devices in the 2017 competition, which was held on Feb. 28 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. The event promotes the development of skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
Oregon Sea Grant coordinates an annual underwater robotics competition that tests students' engineering and problem-solving skills and aims to prepare them for technical careers.
The event, known as the Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition, is one of about 30 regional contests around the world in which students qualify for the annual international competition. In 2017, when this video was filmed, the Oregon competition was held in Lincoln City.