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STEM Education Grants


The Oregon Legislature, in collaboration with the Oregon STEM Investment Council, the Chief Education Office, and the Oregon Department of Education, funded several STEM-related grant programs for the 2015-2017 biennium. These programs are described in HB3072, passed in 2015.

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Regional STEM Hub Program Expansion Grant

We are pleased to announce the release of the Regional STEM Hub - Program Expansion Grant, Cohort 2. This grant is intended to continue to build capacity and address the urgency to address student academic success in CTE and STEM education through programs and activities that have been identified through a needs assessment and gap analysis. These CTE and STEM programs in formal and informal settings will increase awareness and interest, and provide pathways to foster 21st century career skills. They will expand access for student populations that have been historically underserved and underrepresented throughout the state.

Regional STEM Hub Grants

The grants are intended to develop and expand collaborative efforts that leverage community assets in order to increase students’ proficiency, interest, and attainment of post-secondary credentials and degrees in STEM and CTE. These regional collaborations will be a catalyst to drive economic vitality for individuals, communities, and the State. This grant supports the "backbone" coordination, data, and communication efforts of emerging Regional STEM Hubs. The purpose of funding the Emerging STEM Hub Backbone is to provide initial funding to develop a local framework of sustainable partnerships and to create a formalized Partnership Plan.



STEM Innovation Grants

STEM innovation grants expand the implementation of effective programs related to STEM and propose innovative approaches or programs that provide professional development to transform instruction within the STEM disciplines.

Math in Real Life

Adaptive Math Learning Pilots

The Oregon STEM Council in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) intends to conduct a series of pilot tests of adaptive math learning technologies in Oregon classrooms grades K to 8. An adaptive learning technology is software that can personalize education for a student, adapt based on student interaction, and provide feedback to teachers about student progress. Funds will be awarded to schools to pilot previously identified adaptive math learning technologies.

Here are some facts you need to know about the status of this work and your involvement with it:

  • Districts will be asked to identify 2-3 products to pilot during the 2016-17 school year. Successful applicants may receive up to $20,000 per student cohort piloting each product.
  • Click here to begin reviewing provider information. Please begin by reading the READ ME FIRST document.
  • All questions and comments about individual products should be directed to the providers, as they will be best positioned to discuss their products and how they may apply in your particular learning environment.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science Innovation

The Digital Literacy and Computer Science Innovation grant is focused on developing a state plan for computer science education. The plan will include a network of teachers who will develop and deliver long-term professional development leading to the creation of new CTE Programs of Study in computer science.

Out of School STEM Innovation

The purpose of this project is to fund one or more out of school time providers that have the capacity to ensure STEM opportunities are made available to historically underserved students across the state.

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