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2016-10-27 - 2016 California STEM Symposium

2016-10-27 - Dimensions of Success Training with the PEAR Institute at Harvard University

2016-10-27 - OC STEM Ecosystem Institute News & Updates

  OC STEM held another exciting Ecosystem Institute Session on September 21, 2016 at the Tiger Woods Learning Center, focused on Project Based Learning.  The morning started off with various discussions around the value of relationships within a STEM Ecosystem. CynDee Zandes, Ecosystem Consultant, spoke on the importance of an ecosystem and the legacy teams…

2016-10-27 - STEM Ecosystems Leadership Institute

On July 13-14, members of OC STEM were invited to participate at the STEM Funders Network STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative Leadership Institute in Newport Beach. OC STEM and over 80 key leaders representing STEM Learning Ecosystems from across the country participated in the intensive leadership development institute. The STEM Learning Ecosystems Leadership Institute focused on…

2016-10-05 - Member Spotlight: Tiger Woods Foundation

2016-07-18 - Ecosystem Institute 2016 Summer Intensive

The first day of the OC STEM Ecosystem Institute Summer Intensive took place on June 8, 2016 with guest presenters Marc Siciliano and Julie Stoltzer from the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES). They focused on Innovation by Design™ which uses the Design Process and Design Thinking to enable Ecosystem Teams to work collaboratively…

2016-06-03 - Member Spotlight: OCDE

Tom Turner has been involved in education for 19 years in education. During that time, his roles varied from classroom teacher to high school administrator to elementary school principal to the member of the Superintendent’s cabinet. Common threads in his work history are an innovative use of technology and progressive practices —no matter the position.  Tom…

2016-03-31 - Member Spotlight: OCTANe

Christina Alexopoulos Smith is the Director of Business Development at OCTANe. Prior to joining OCTANe in 2013, Christina worked in development at the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University where she focused on fundraising, outreach, and program marketing along with teaching as adjunct faculty in the voice department at the Hall-­‐Musco Conservatory…

2016-03-16 - Women Advancing Through Technology

Traditionally, there has been a shortage of women in STEM fields to a greater degree than many other professions. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, women in fields commonly referred to as STEM made up 7 percent of that workforce in 1970, a figure that by 2011 had grown to just 26 percent. In a…

2016-03-02 - Health Career Pathways

Through a new, robust partnership with The Cal Endowment (TCE), OC STEM has received a $225,000 grant to work with a variety of partners in the region to develop a countywide infrastructure for Health Career Pathways. For the initiative, OC STEM will hire two facilitators to conduct a labor market analysis for health careers in Orange County and…