Computer Science and Special Education

When a person talks about equity, they usually talk about race, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds, which are major issues, but when we talk about equity we need to make sure to include students with disabilities. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, 12 percent of our state’s students have a cognitive disability of some […]

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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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