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 FABCamp. This past summer, her work involved piloting the APPCamp 2.0 program: a week-long introduction into text-based programming through Python [...]

2016-17 Lead STEM Practitioners

Through a partnership between the Orange County Department of Education and OC STEM, the Lead STEM Practitioner (LSP) Network has been developed to engage a strong cadre of teacher/leaders to become the conduits of information for their respective districts regarding new, innovative work happening in STEM education globally, nationally and locally.  This group of [...]

2016 California STEM Symposium

Designing Our Future The 2016 California STEM Symposium brought together thousands of teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. OC STEM had the wonderful opportunity to present two sessions at the symposium on October [...]

STEM Technical Assistance Team

The OC STEM Initiative’s vision states “All educators and teachers are provided the tools and support to ensure their students are STEM competent and STEM literate.” Through the RISP, we offer quality professional development opportunities for out-of-school time practitioners, providing innovative ideas and logistical support for staff who bring STEM content into their programs. We [...]