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Oregon STEM strives to revolutionize how we involve individuals from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their identities, abilities, economic circumstances, or geographic locations.

 

Our goal is to ensure accessible experiences that align their passions with a wealth of opportunities for the future.

Fundamentally, we firmly believe that providing access to STE/A/M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) experiences is a powerful strategy for promoting equity.

Our Mission

To promote equitable access to

STE/A/M opportunities across Oregon

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Our Vision

Oregon STEM envisions equitable STE/A/M learning experiences for a creative, collaborative, future-ready Oregon.

Our Commitment to
Equity

Oregon STEM and the regional STE/A/M Hubs commit to identifying and addressing systemic social, educational, and economic barriers by reaching, connecting, engaging, and championing underrepresented youth and educators throughout Oregon to increase their visibility, participation, and sense of belonging in STE/A/M, support their success and representation, and create a diverse culture of equitable prosperity in Oregon.

Leveraging formal and non-formal partnerships and embedding equity and youth voice every step of the way, Oregon STEM works to shift perceptions of STE/A/M in education and industry. 

We collectively address the management of statewide efforts for communication and advocacy, data and evaluation, and community engagement, relying on individual Hubs within the Oregon STEM Hub network to lead regional initiatives and build local partnerships through collective impact.

Oregon STEM focuses on strategic statewide leadership; the development of partnerships among business and education; advocacy and resource development; and coordination of strategic priorities across the PreK-20 education continuum. 

Priority Initiative #1

Educator support for STE/A/M professional development

Oregon STEM increases educator engagement opportunities throughout the state through cross-hub collaboration and statewide initiatives.

Focusing on embedding STE/A/M into elementary and secondary teaching practices, while supporting a broad statewide network of educators, Oregon STEM develops and expands best practices in educator professional development.

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Priority Initiative #2

Career Connected Learning

Through grants and industry sponsorships, Oregon STEM leverages, expands, and replicates best practices in the areas of pre-apprenticeship, mentorship, and internships, while building community through K-12 industry exposure opportunities, including field trips, career days, guest speakers, and more. 

Priority Initiative #3

Digital Literacy & Computer Science

Oregon STEM impacts computer science instructors, industry partners in the technology sector, and Oregon youth through continued expansion of computer science and digital literacy experiences, development, and opportunities.​

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