Washington STEM 2018 Legislative Recap

STEM in the Short Session   This year’s 60-day legislative session was a productive one for STEM education. Thank you to our state legislators who worked days, evenings, and weekends to craft legislation and a budget that provides strong opportunities for STEM education for Washington’s students.   Washington STEM also thanks the members of our 50-person […]

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STEM Super Advocate: Wenatchee Schools CTE Director Dennis Conger

Dennis Conger comes by his expertise in career pathways honestly. His resume includes time as a sign painter, illustrator, silkscreen artist, logo artist, teacher, principal, Skills Center Director, and Career Technical Education Director. While finding the right career pathway takes time, talent, and a bit of luck, Dennis knows that a strong Career Technical Education […]

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Labor Market Data for K-12 Educators Forum

Firefighter. Mail carrier. Doctor. Nurse. Lifeguard. These are the people in your neighborhood, the careers you know about from an early age, so when someone asks a kid “what do you want to be when you grow up?” it’s likely those careers will come up.   In King County, however, the visible careers aren’t always […]

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2018 Advocacy Day

Last week, Washington STEM staff traveled to Olympia to meet with legislators to advocate for STEM education issues.  We were joined by our regional STEM networks and partners to promote key opportunities to support STEM education for Washington students during this short legislative session. Together, we connected 65 attendees with legislators and held over 70 […]

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Unified Robotics: Inclusivity, STEM, and Collaboration

Our guest blogger is Delphine Lepeintre.  She is  currently a senior at Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. She enjoys calculus group quizzes, writing for her school newspaper, and is a proud member of both her FIRST robotics team and Unified robotics team!   Lego pieces littered the floor. Sean described to me his newest idea […]

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2017 State Legislative Session Update: STEM = STRONG

Earlier this month the Washington Legislature made some big decisions for public education by passing the 2017 operating budget and the McCleary-K-12 funding plan, both signed by Governor Inslee.   Washington STEM worked in partnership with our STEM Networks and over 100 community, business, and education leaders to advocate for the support of STEM education. […]

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