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Regional STEM Hub Network was formally established in 2015 with the passage of House Bill 3072, with the aim of improving student outcomes in STEM education, increasing participation in STEM and CTE majors, and increasing the number of Oregon youth who enter high-wage, high-demand STEM and CTE professions. The Network has grown to 13 Regional STEM Hubs that now cover all counties in Oregon and is unique in that it is a statewide ecosystem that embraces the notion that education is a collective responsibility and that learning takes place throughout one’s life in all manner of settings and interactions. STEM Hubs empower their communities to build inclusive, sustainable, innovation-based experiences, creating opportunities for all students to fully contribute to an increasingly complex global society while addressing high-demand, competitive workforce needs through piloting programs, establishing best practices, and scaling successful approaches across the state.
While funding from the State of Oregon partially supports the work of the Network, Oregon’s STEM Hubs are independent entities with which the Oregon Department of Education partners on a number of projects. Each Hub has its own regional partners, and together, they work closely with and are supported by
Oregon STEM, a 501(c)(3) organization that works in close collaboration with the STEM Hub Network to promote STEM equity and prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Oregon is one of the first partners of the STEM Learning Ecosystems, a global community of practice comprised of local, regional and state STEM Learning Ecosystems from across the world. Ecosystems encompass preK-16 schools; community-based organizations, such as after-school and summer programs; institutions of higher education; STEM-expert organizations, such as science centers, museums, corporations, intermediary and non-profit organizations and professional associations; businesses; funders; and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments.
Find more information on STEM ecosystems here.
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