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OC Stem

As a growing network comprised of local funders, the Orange County STEM Initiative’s mission is to partner with community stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, businesses, and funders) invested in the improvement of the quality and outcome of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in Orange County to develop the critical thinking, creative and innovative leaders of tomorrow.

Our vision:

  • All students possess the requisite STEM skills to be competitive for 21st century jobs in Orange County
  • All educators and teachers are provided the tools and support to ensure their students are STEM competent and STEM literate
  • Orange County is a leader in STEM workforce competitiveness in California and the United States
To help guide our efforts, the OC STEM Initiative is proud to present the OC STEM Initiative Strategic Plan.


OC STEM Connector is a free resource for educators, professionals and volunteers to work together to bring more hands-on, inquiry-based real life experiences to the classroom. Looking to recruit STEM professionals or volunteers for an upcoming STEM activity or event? Looking for ways to share your passion for STEM with students? Learn more.

Power of Discovery: STEM2

The OC STEM Initiative is one of the three regional partnerships in California providing critical support for STEM learning and teaching in afterschool, summer and other out-of-school time programs through the Power of Discovery: STEM2 statewide initiative.