Central Oregon STEM Hub

The Central Oregon STEM Hub connects regional Pre K-12 education systems, higher education, community organizations, and business and industry partners to align, enhance, and catalyze new opportunities and exploration in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The Central Oregon STEM Hub is one of 13 STEM Hubs in Oregon. We work collaboratively so that learners can connect to STEM experiences early and often, igniting students’ passions and interest in these fields. When students are shown real-world connections to learning material and given opportunities to problem-solve outside of the classroom, they actively engage with school. STEM Hubs play an important role in Oregon by:
  • Identifying needs and assets in communities
  • Bringing together families, preK-12 educators, career technical education partners, higher education, community-based organizations and industry to promote in-school and out-of-school STEM experiences.
  • Strategizing to fill STEM learning gaps.
  • Working creatively in their region to build shared social and economic prosperity through STEM access, interest and attainment of skills, especially for students furthest from opportunity.
STEM Hubs believe that every student, regardless of where they live in Oregon, deserves access to the learning experiences that will inspire them to be innovators and prepare them to help solve the challenges of tomorrow.