The STEMtacular Science of Candy

  Click or treat!   It’s that time of year again, when candy of all shapes, sizes, and Red 40 content makes its way off store shelves and into our homes (and stomachs). But where do all these crazy edibles come from? They’re the brainchild of food scientists.   Like most careers today, candy making […]

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Washington STEM: #DiscoverUWA

Today is #DiscoverUWA, a campaign encouraging students of all ages to explore career and college pathways. DiscoverU was started locally by career and college access providers in partnership with the Road Map Project in 2012! With that in mind, today is the perfect day to hear from Washington STEM’s new intern, Christina Smith, who shares a […]

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ReImagining STEM – The Power of Imagery

Pictures say 1,000 words, but what’s left out of that picture that can say just as much.  Imagery can play a important role in how, and where, students see themselves succeeding.  And when it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related careers, that statement rings just as true.   Washington STEM is deeply […]

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The Engineering Fellows: An Engineer’s Perspective

Over the summer, Washington STEM, in partnership with Washington MESA, launched a new and innovative pilot program in order to give students the access and opportunity to explore their inner engineer. Teachers from the Yakima Valley and King County, along with undergraduate and graduate students from universities in Washington and professional engineers from around the […]

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Next Generation: Star Trek and Science Standards

West Sound STEM Network Director Dr. Kareen Borders may be the only person (on this planet, anyway) who can get me excited about working late. That’s because Kareen called me with news that she had the fortune of working with Kim Mays (General Manager, Galaxy Theatres Uptown Gig Harbor) who worked with Paramount Pictures to […]

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5th Grade Teachers Launch Catapults (and Engineering Education).

    Washington STEM and Washington MESA launched the Engineering Fellows program to increase engineering education efforts throughout the state focusing on King County and the Yakima Valley. Engineering Fellows is a highly competitive program that brings engineering expertise directly into fifth grade classrooms around the state. Thirty fifth grade teachers from the Yakima Valley […]

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