The Center for Youth Futures strives to integrate the roles of several efforts to promote STEM education in the region: SW Hub of Ohio STEM Learning Network, Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, Believe in Ohio, and the SW Ohio Science and Engineering Expo. The Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative works hand-in-hand with OSLN in its mission to create a robust, equitable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pathways to meet the accelerating demand for science, math, and technical careers in our three-state region. The Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative brings education, community, and business partners together to provide rich STEM learning experiences for our students. These experiences are proven to grow student interest in and confidence to pursue STEM careers. For over a dozen years the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative has worked with teachers and dozens of schools. For instance, the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative has brought 3D Printers Clubs and STEM Bicycle Clubs to thousands of students. In this after-school format students learn and invent, draw, and fabricate using 3D printing technologies. In the STEM Bicycle Club students, working with mentors, take apart and re-assemble bicycles to study each component system and to learn about engineering and manufacturing.
STEM/STEAM designated schools of the Southwest Ohio Hub
The hub is hosted by the University of Cincinnati.