Northwest Ohio Hub


The Northwest Ohio Center of Excellence in STEM Education (NWO) at Bowling Green State University has been serving the STEM education needs of northwest Ohio since 2002. With a mission to advance STEM education for people of all ages, NWO is a partnership among area universities and colleges, pre-K-12 schools, educational service centers, and local businesses that share our mission. 

The objectives of NWO are to work with community partners to: a) generate new knowledge about the science of learning, b) apply this knowledge by developing the expertise of K-12 educators and higher education faculty, c) increase public support for and understanding of STEM subject areas, and d) stimulate the interest of young people, especially those in underrepresented groups, in the rewarding fields of STEM study and career opportunities.

NWO strives to provide enriching STEM experiences for all learners with a focus on hands-on and minds-on learning. We strive to accomplish this through the following initiatives: 

  • Educator Professional Development: Training and enrichment activities for current and future STEM educators
  • School & Community Outreach: Engaging learners of all ages in STEM experiences and educational events and programs
  • Grant Projects: Research and training grants focused on new and innovative STEM instructional practices
  • Undergraduate STEM Research and Scholarship: Supporting the next generation of STEM and STEM education professionals
Information about many types of STEM activities, events, and opportunities can be found on the NWO web site.

STEM/STEAM designated schools of the Northwest Ohio Hub

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Susan Marie Stearns

Assistant Director of Programming and Development

Bowling Green State University

The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education is part of Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development in Bowling Green, Ohio.

STEM Designated Schools

For a full list of local schools, please visit our Schools Page.

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