The STEM Research Center served as the evaluator for the STEM Beyond School program which used an innovative approach to expand STEM opportunities and student STEM interest, motivation and enthusiasm in STEM-related activities and careers among historically-underserved students in grades 3-8 by supporting high-quality out-of-school STEM programming, professional development and a statewide network for community-based out-of-school-time providers. 

The STEM Beyond Schools project was recognized in the 2018 Vice Provost Awards for Excellence by the Division of University Outreach and Engagement for significantly advancing the mission of outreach and engagement across the university and throughout Oregon. This award is a reflection of all the hard work that was put in by Nancy StausKari O'ConnellMartin StorksdiekBrianna Keys, and the rest of the STEM Beyond Schools project team. Congratulations!

Learn more about Oregon's STEM programs by visiting

To learn more about this project click here.

Click these links to read our evaluation reports from Year 1 and Year 2