March 2019 e-Blast

A Message from the STEM Hub Director

Spring is just around the corner! To celebrate, we are launching the first annual:
Oregon Coast STEM Hub Film Festival
The theme for this year is:
"This is STEM in My Community"
Download a flyer
Please encourage your students to grab their cell phone, tablet, video camera, or whatever equipment they have at hand, and investigate where STEM happens in their community. Next, invite them to make a video that tells the story of their findings. Maybe it is at the local automotive shop, the fish hatchery down the road, or out on the docks-- if science, engineering, technology, or mathematics is being employed to solve a problem – it’s STEM.

Three Go Pros will be awarded to the top video submissions in the following categories:
 *Most Unusual STEM Job*
*STEM Career that Changes the World*
*Our Oceans Need this STEM Career*
Each original video should be submitted by May 1st using a valid URL (from YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) to
Online public judging will take place during Oregon STEM Week, May 4 – 12, 2019. Awards will be announced on the OCSH website on May 20th.  The OCSH will then curate the videos as part of our online library of STEM careers on the Oregon coast. Thanks for helping us celebrate!

Lisa Blank
Director, Oregon Coast STEM Hub

Students Demonstrate Power

On March 5th, more than 170 coastal students brought their solar and wind energy devices to compete in the Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge held at Hatfield Marine Science Center. The judges were impressed by the students and their designs! Read more:

Professional Development

Get Ready for Zero Waste Week

Are you planning to celebrate Zero Waste Week in your school? Teachers, register to attend an informational webinar on Tuesday, March 12th at either 1:00 P.M. or 4:00 P.M.
Picture Perfect STEM book cover. Photo: NSTA

Picture Perfect STEM - Starts April 3

5-week online courses on Weds 4-6pm
K-6 educators: Teach STEM and reading through picture books. Oregon Coast STEM Hub educators who register before March 22 will be reimbursed for the full cost after successful completion of the course.
Register * Flyer

Coast Connections
April 6-7 in Otis

K-6 educators from Lincoln County School District: Explore how to use coastal natural environments to improve student understanding of math, reading, science, and more. This opportunity is sponsored by the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Register * Flyer

Preregister for SuperQuest 2019

July 9 - 11 in Newport
This popular three day technology training program for teachers is coming back to the coast. Check out the available courses and pre-register today.
Preregister today * More info

Volunteers Needed!

There are many opportunities for Hub Partners to get involved in STEM education events this spring. Visit the Plug In webpage to find an opportunity near you!
Coming up soon...

MATE Oregon ROV Competition
April 20, 2019 in Lincoln City
Seeking engineering and mission judges, prop-builders, and volunteers. To volunteer, fill out THIS SURVEY:

Questions? Contact

Are you recruiting STEM professionals to help with an event? Let us know and we can add the opportunity to the Plug In page on the STEM Hub website.

Upcoming Events

Rise Above Plastics Day - March 14
Marine debris is a complex, real-world issue that provides opportunities for students to apply science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Student groups from the Oregon Coast attending Rise Above Plastics Day at the State Capitol in Salem will share and learn about plastic pollution impacts and solutions. This event is hosted by Surfrider Foundation. Learn more
SWOCC Geology Lecture - March 16
Dr. Shannon Kobs Nawotniak from Idaho State University will present "SUBSEA: Robotic submarines, underwater volcanoes, and the search for extraterrestrial life" at the next Southwestern Oregon Community College Geology Lecture. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public and take place on the SWOCC campus in Coos Bay. Learn more
HMSC Marine Science Day - April 13
Get behind-the-scenes at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest. Meet researchers and see what's new; it's fun for the whole family.
Learn more Schedule of Events
Planning a STEM Field Trip on the Oregon Coast?

Get some great ideas from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website:

Opportunities for Students

Marine organism. Photo: CMLC
Charleston Marine Life Center
Spring Break Program
High school junior and seniors are invited to apply to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Charleston Marine Life Center to engage in hands on marine science exploration for a 5-day session March 25-29. Visit the STEM Hub website to learn more.
MATE/UNOLS Long Term Internship
Apply for an undergraduate Summer-at-Sea internship on board a research vessel. Great for students in two-year and certificate marine technology and science programs, or in related marine technology undergraduate programs. Applications are due March 18, 2019. Learn more
NASA Internships
Applications for high school and undergraduate summer internships are due April 1. Learn more

Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium
Scholarships up to $1000 for STEM are available for students in community college or 4 year undergraduate institutions. Apply by May 24. Learn more

Visit the Oregon Coast STEM Hub
website to learn more about Our Story, discover Hub Happenings, hear Voices from our region, see a list of our partners and liaisons, and find out how YOU can get involved.
The next Oregon Coast STEM Hub Leadership Council meeting will be held April 25th in Toledo. Please RSVP by April 10th. For more information and to RSVP, contact
Archives of this and other Oregon Coast STEM Hub newsletters can be found on our website:

Contact Email:

Mailing Address:
Oregon Coast STEM Hub
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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