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Orange County STEM Signing Day – June 29th, 2018

OC STEM proudly partnered with The Boeing Company to present the inaugural Orange County STEM Signing Day on June 29th, 2018 hosted at UC Irvine! Graduating high school seniors in Orange County were called [...]

Esports Workshops for OC Students

OC STEM is excited to partner with the Orange County High School Esports League for their inaugural season!  Through this partnership, we are helping in getting the word out about an exciting set of [...]

Raspberry Jam, Anyone?

Spread the love of coding to your family! 100+ Raspberry Pi ‘Jams’ are taking place throughout the world this weekend! Join us for a free family event to learn about [...]

Member Spotlight – OC STEM Coordinator

Kristin Roher is the STEM Coordinator for the OC STEM Initiative. Her work includes the design, development, implementation and coordination of several outreach programs and events, including Girls Maker Academy, Mobile FABLab, APPCamp and [...]

OC STEM Hub – STEM Training

This year, our STEM Implementation Trainings changed slightly to allow for an ongoing cohort of participants to build on the content and experiences of previous meetings.  This year we are focusing on Project Based [...]

OC STEM Hub – Community of Practice

We have had two Communities of Practice Meetings so far this year and are looking forward to our upcoming meetings in 2018! In our first meeting, we focused our discussion on the needs of [...]

Lead STEM Practitioners 2017-2018

Through a partnership between the Orange County Department of Education and Orange County STEM Initiative, the Lead STEM Practitioner (LSP) Network includes triads of established and emerging teacher leaders from ten Orange County school [...]

Ecosystem Institute – November 2017

Teams gathered for their last Ecosystem Institute session of the 2017 year! The main focus of this day was Instructional Practices & Teacher Qualifications. Teams had the chance to attend various workshops that demonstrated [...]

Ecosystem Institute – October 2017

This session's focus was workforce development, where OC STEM had the opportunity to arrange for six local businesses to host small groups to learn more about their industry. During the site visit, Ecosystem members had [...]

SXSW EDU 2018 Selection

(AUSTIN, Tex. – Oct. 18, 2017) – STEM Learning Ecosystems is proud to announce its selection as presenters at SXSW EDU 2018. The panel discussion, Not “Random Acts of STEM”: Planned Career Success, will [...]

Ecosystem Institute- September 2017

Cohort 3 of the Ecosystem Institute gathered for another session with a focus on cross sector partnerships. OC STEM invited Cohort 2 graduates  back to participate on a facilitated panel to discuss their experiences [...]

Member Spotlight- CSUF College of Education

Dr. Kirtman is the Dean of the College of Education at CSU Fullerton and earned her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in Educational Policy and Organizational Research. Dr. Kirtman’s career started as an elementary [...]

Ecosystem Institute – Summer Intensive

Cohort 3 completed their Summer Intensive on July 11 - 13! Topics over the 3 days focused on model ecosystems, early learning, and expanded learning. On the first day of the Intensive, teams were asked to [...]

Ecosystem Institute- Cohort 2 Commencement

Cohort 2 Teams Complete 12-month Professional Development Institute On May 8, 2017 over 100 Ecosystem Institute members gathered to celebrate Cohort 2 teams finishing their 12-month professional development institute! Cohort 1 team members returned [...]

Ecosystem Institute- Welcome Cohort 3!

The following school districts are currently participating in Cohort 3 of the learning institute: Anaheim Union High School District Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Saddleback Valley Unified School District Tustin Unified School District Westminster [...]

Girls Power Tech Day with CISCO

On Thursday, May 4 OC STEM partnered with CISCO to help launch this year's world-wide tech movement: Girls Power Tech Day! Every year, CISCO opens its doors to young women all over the world [...]

Member Spotlight- Broadcom Foundation

Paula Golden, President, Broadcom Foundation Paula Golden is President of the Broadcom Foundation, which advances science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) worldwide. Paula initiates innovative programs at universities, non-profits and non-government organizations (NGOs) that [...]

OC STEM receives donation from U.S. Society on Dams

OC STEM recently received a very generous donation from the United States Society on Dams (USSD)! USSD is a world class organization of engineering professionals dedicated to advancing the environmentally sustainable science of planning, design, [...]