Oregon’s STEM Investment Council, established and authorized by HB 2636 (2013), functions under the direction and control of the State Board of Education and Higher Education Coordinating Commission. The Council receives staff support from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Workforce Investments.
The Council has a legislative mandate to assist the State Board of Education and Higher Education Coordinating Commission in developing and overseeing a long-term strategy to meet the following statutorily-established STEM education goals by 2025:
1. Double the percentage of students in 4th and 8th grades who are proficient or advanced in mathematics and science, as determined using a nationally representative assessment of students’ knowledge in mathematics and science.
2. Double the number of students who earn a post-secondary degree requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.