OC STEM Hosts Raspberry Pi Maker Academy for Orange County Educators!

We hosted our first Raspberry Pi Maker Academy last month! About 25 educators from different Orange County school districts that have previous participated or are currently participating in our STEM Ecosystem Institute came down to UC Irvine to learn about using a Raspberry Pi through lights, sound, and motion modules. They learned how to [...]

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Archive|

13 Orange County School Districts Join Year 4 of STEM Ecosystem Institute

OC STEM warmly welcomes the following Orange County school districts to Year 4 of the OC STEM Ecosystem Institute! Anaheim Elementary Buena Park Capistrano Unified Centralia Unified Cypress School District HB City School District Irvine Unified School District Magnolia School District Orange Unified School District Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District Santa Ana Unified [...]

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Archive|

#STEMonTheSidelines Challenge, by Ducommun Inc. and the Los Angeles Chargers

OC STEM is partnering up with Ducommun Incorporated and the Los Angeles Chargers for the inaugural “STEM on the Sidelines” Challenge, kicking off this Fall! Here’s the game plan: Participating high school teams will be given a tech sandbox to build a football launcher, and compete against each other on Sunday, November 11th. Top [...]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Archive|

UCI Mobile Rocket and FAB Lab Completes Summer Adventures

Guest Post by Clayten W. Eggleston Americorps VISTA Member, OC STEM The Mobile Rocket and Fab Lab (MFL) Among other duties, my role was to help facilitate the effective launch of the Mobile Rocket and Fab Lab (MFL) and oversee it's journey; a forty foot by nine foot airstream trailer housed at the Samueli [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: Archive|

Americorps VISTA Member Joins OC STEM Team

OC STEM warmly welcomed Clayten Eggleston, Americorps Vista Member, to their team at the beginning of summer! Read more about Clay's mission and vision as a VISTA with OC STEM, below. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”-- Margaret Mead [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: Archive|Tags: |

OC STEM Ecosystem Institute Cohort 3 Commences, Year 4 on the Horizon

The STEM Learning Ecosystem: Leadership for Articulated STEM Programs Institute is a professional development initiative designed to help school district leadership cultivate sustainable STEM Learning Ecosystems focused on a shared vision for providing high-quality, articulated STEM learning opportunities (in and out of school) for all youth beginning in early childhood through graduation. On May 9th, 2018 Cohort 3 [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: Archive|

High School Esports League Expands Beyond Orange County After Successful First Season

Update Provided By Claire LaBeaux NASEF Communications Director The esports movement that is sweeping the country has an added dimension in Orange County: education intertwined with competitive video gameplay. Through the first half of 2018, the Orange County High School Esports League piloted a program with 38 teams from 25 schools. “The first season [...]

Orange County STEM Hub Updates – July 2018

Power of Discovery: STEM 2017-18 Program Year Data Guest Post By Suzanne Hill Power of Discovery: STEM Project Assistant, Instructional Services Early Learning, Expanded Learning, and Family Support Services Communities of Practice 6 Communities of Practice Meetings 75 different attendees with over attendance over 200 for the year; representing [...]

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 to apply for STEM Signing Day through STEM Premier, an application that connects students, educators, and employers together. Through STEM [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Archive|Tags: , , |

Lead STEM Practitioner Network (LSP) Concludes Successful 2017-18 Academic Year

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 districts.  Each district team will collaboratively investigate and address a unique challenge within their district that presents itself as an [...]

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