Northwest STEM Hub

About Us

The Northwest STEM Hub works in Tillamook, Columbia, and Clatsop counties to create and elevate STEM opportunities throughout the region. The partnership of K-12 educators, higher education, community based organizations, families, and industry promotes authentic in-school and out-of-school STEM experiences that ignite students’ passions and interests.


The Northwest STEM Hub has three priorities for STEM in the region:

  • Ensure formal and informal educational experiences are provided to members of the Region’s communities, so they will be ready to engage in an economy and culture that is increasingly technological;

  • Invigorate educational opportunity and economic prosperity to benefit both individuals and local communities; and

  • Ensure the historically predictable opportunity gap is closed for individuals of color, those who experience economic challenges, and those of rural origins.


"Until I did this program, I had no idea there were these many opportunities in Clatsop County.”

— Will, 12th Grade


Key Documents

Historical Timeline

This graphic provides an overview of how the Hub came to be. 

Partnership Plan

This document provides a through introduction to the Hub, the region we serve, and our priorities. 

Partnership Priorities

This document provides an overview of our efforts in three priority areas: STEM Experiences, Equity in STEM, and Economic Prosperity. 

Overview PDF

This is the document we share to introduce new people to the work of the NW STEM Hub. Feel free to download this and share with others!