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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Bridget Sevigny, Senior Engineering Manager and STEM Superstar

On May 4, 2017, Washington STEM and Tableau hosted an evening focused on supporting computer science education. Bridget Sevigny, a Senior Engineering Manager at Tableau, delivered these remarks about her support of STEM education.   My path through STEM starts before I was born.  My older sister—Elizabeth, Co-Director of the Science and Math Institute in […]

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A Washington STEM Transition Announcement

Dear Friends, Partners, and Supporters,   Washington STEM has worked for the past six years to advance excellence, innovation, and equity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all Washington students.   Today we are launching into a new chapter of our growth as an organization. Our CEO for the past five years, […]

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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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I was the student I am trying to reach: Reflections on Career Connected Learning

This guest post includes excerpts of a speech by Long Dinh, the co-facilitator of the Student Design Team for the Washington STEM Career Connected Learning Initiative. Washington STEM’s Career Connected Learning Initiative works to open doors for Washington’s young people by increasing the availability, quality, and opportunity for real-world, career connected learning opportunities that will […]

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Three Standards of Mathematical Practice as Exemplified on the Washington STEM Learning Tour

As I began the 36-hour journey on the Puget Sound STEM Learning Tour with Washington STEM, I was incredibly anxious to observe classrooms and talk to students. Being a math teacher, it had been over two years since I’d done any similar observation experience. I was hoping this experience would continue my development of truly […]

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