An Insider’s Sneak Peak into Learning Labs pt.II:

Happy New Year! We here at Washington STEM have been continuing our collaboration with the Workforce Board in observing, across the state, the different Learning Labs that create work experiences for young people.   Before the New Year, we had talked about five Learning Labs that Washington STEM had visited;  since then we have had […]

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Student Design Team Night: STEMfest for Girls

In early November we hosted a first Student Design Team meeting with the intention of having students help us design a STEMfest event for girls. A STEMfest is an event that promotes STEM-related subjects by way of guest speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, etc. The STEMfest we are planning with this group of students is specific […]

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Inspiring Words from an Inspiring Student:

For those who were unable to attend the 5th Annual Washington STEM Summit on November 29th, we had such wonderful speakers who were incredibly inspiring. One such speaker was, Apars Walia is a freshman at the University of Washington studying Computer Science and Engineering. As a high school student, she was actively involved with Washington MESA […]

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An Insider’s First Sneak Peek into Learning Labs:

As announced in late September, Governor Inslee, the Workforce Board, and Washington STEM identified 21 career related programs across the state with the goal of identifying promising practices and other success factors in career connected learning. For those catching up, the Learning Labs project is a component of the National Governors Association Policy Academy on […]

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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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