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June 17, 2020 LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Greater Oregon STEM (GO STEM) Hub is pleased to announce David Melville as the new Executive Director, replacing Michael Jaeger who served as Interim Director during the nationwide search.
“David brings the ideal combination of experience, education, and interest to this position,” Jaeger said. “His strengths in program development and delivery, and his ability to work with the spectrum of partners in the region will be a tremendous asset in advancing the goals of science, technology, mathematics and engineering in eastern Oregon.”
Eastern Oregon University hosts the GO STEM Hub, as part of its role as an educational engine for rural Oregon.
“STEM education plays a vital role in developing 21st Century skills in our students as they grow and prepare for high-paying careers in the growing healthcare, natural resources and tech industries throughout our region,” Melville said. “In this ever-connected and increasingly online world, GO STEM is poised to support educators and industry leaders in developing the next generation of thinkers, innovators and explorers.”
GO STEM Advisory Board Chair Karen Patton pointed to Melville’s background in education and longstanding connections to eastern Oregon. Prior to joining GO STEM, Melville coordinated the 4-H SNACZ project, a partnership between Union County Extension Service and Oregon Health and Science University at EOU. He has served as an educator for over 15 years throughout the western U.S. and is excited to be back in eastern Oregon to serve in this new position.
“David has worked and established solid relationships in eastern Oregon and is a good fit to meet the diverse needs and large geographical area of the GO STEM region,” Patton said.
To contact David Melville, call 541-962-3566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about GO STEM visit go-stem.org.
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