Thank you ...

for all you do to make sure Oregon youth have the opportunity to become STEM-capable and STEM-curious!

The Oregon Pre-engineering and Applied Sciences Initiative (OPAS) was a collaboration of industry, non-profit, and public educators and leaders working to help achieve the Engineering and Technology Industry Council's goal of increasing the number and diversity of Oregon students pursuing engineering and similar fields at colleges and universities. OPAS developed and implemented strategies that expanded formal and informal educational opportunities in pre-engineering, computer science, and other applied sciences for students in middle and high school. Despite the difficulties inherent in the intentionality, configuration, measurement, and management of investment in programs, from 2005 to 2014 OPAS influenced improved outcomes for selected students through their schools, teams, afterschool and summer programs. OPAS also influenced more effective policy and investment in Oregon STEM education, particularly K-12 public and afterschool venues.

A presentation summarizing the work, the stakeholders, lessons learned and moving forward is here. A detailed retrospective report is here.

Selected Projects, Reports, & Presentations

Information on STEM Education & Education Reform in Oregon

Wrap Up

EDOSC Resources have Moved

Selected Papers

Scaffolding Activities with STEM/STEAM
Presentations to

STEM Investment Council
of the OEIB
Oregon Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
OregonASK Afterschool for Kids Network
Oregon Girls Collaborative Project
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
South Metro Salem STEM Partnership
STEMOregon resource site
MESA ~~~ SMILE ~~~ 4-H
Saturday Academy ~~~ COSEY
Business Education Compact
Project Lead the Way
at OregonTech ~~~ National

Robotics & STEAM
ORTOP ~~~ PSU.STEMrobotics
Catlin Gabel Flaming Chickens STEMcentric

Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, OSU
Oregon GEAR-UP
GEAR-UP's Funding Opportunities Page
Lemelson Foundation




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