The state recently funded two new Regional STEM Hubs, bringing the total statewide to 13. These Hubs bring together schools, nonprofits, businesses, and local leaders to drive hands-on learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The new Hubs are:
- Mid-Valley Mid-Coast STEM-CTE, serving Benton, Linn and parts of Lincoln County, received $47,382. It is a partnership among Lane Benton Community College and Oregon State University, the Linn Benton Lincoln Educational Service District, K-12 school, and industry and community partners. The Hub aims to provide a unified, coordinated approach to meeting workforce needs and addressing social and economic inequities in the region.
- Northwest STEM Hub, serving Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties, received $49,875. Housed at the Northwest Regional Education Service District (ESD), the mission of the Northwest STEM Hub is to provide local students the opportunity to develop real-world skills linked to high-wage and high-demand careers and postsecondary education and training.