Columbia Gorge STEM Hub

CGESD STEM Hub logoThe Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is a regional network of schools, nonprofits, businesses, and civic leaders working to increase opportunities for all students in the region to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

The Hub is part of an ecosystem of 13 similar organizations across the state, funded through the Oregon State Legislature’s STEM Investment Council and local champions. Each Hub uses a systems approach to drive change, while also providing several direct services in house (such as career exploration events and resources for teachers).

The Gorge STEM Hub supports the counties of Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, & Wheeler in Oregon, and collaborates with SW Washington Career Connect in Skamania & Klickitat counties in Washington.

Key Employees

  • Julie Cucuel, Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Director
  • Kate Wurster, STEM Hub Coordinator  (read Kate’s spotlight here!)  
  • Christy Christopher, CGESD Director 


400 East Scenic Drive, Suite 207
The Dalles, OR 97058

Visit the Hub’s website for information on programs and events!