About Our Hubs
OSLN hubs are the nuclei of regional STEM activity. Built around a STEM platform school, hubs share resources with regional STEM collaborators, including Ohio’s 26 K-8 STEM Programs of Excellence, and facilitate partnerships with local entities representing K-12, higher education, community and business. Each hub leverages these relationships to connect and spread STEM efforts throughout its region.
There are seven OSLN hubs across Ohio that commit to:
- Design, launch and sustain a STEM platform school.
- Spread the positive impact of the school to the broader region and state.
- Capture, amplify and accelerate related STEM research and development.
- Advance a coherent STEM education and economic development strategy.
Each hub is unique. Some hub staff are employed by local university partners while others draw staff from local educational-support organizations. Regardless of structure, each hub engages in ongoing dialogue withing and beyond the network, ensuring that all regions – and all students – can benefit from innovation in STEM.