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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Equity & STEM: An Interview with Dr. Gregory King, Tukwila School District

Washington STEM designed the STEM Learning Tours to create an immersive experience around equity, access, and shared learning standards. The tours involved 1000 plus miles to numerous communities, schools, and cities across Washington. One of the most important components of those trips were the 80 ambassadors that signed up for this journey and chose to […]

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The Washington STEM Learning Tours: Perspective and Planning From Inside the Yakima Valley

The Washington STEM Learning Tours were filled with engaging experiences, robust learning communities, and eye opening conversations. Behind the scenes, a dedicated group of STEM Network members were hard at work organizing, coordinating, and making sure things went smoothly for the 80 plus people that took part in both tours. I sat down to talk […]

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From Idea to Implementation: the Washington STEM Learning Tours

Recently, Washington STEM and 80 plus educators, administrators, non-profit leaders, community advocates, and business leaders took part in the first ever in-state Washington STEM Learning Tours. The Learning Tours consisted of two separate bus trips that took participants all around the Puget Sound and across Washington. Participants logged over 1000 miles between the two excursions […]

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Perspective From the Road: Student Resources Are Not Gifts

Four weeks ago, 40 educators, administrators, advocates, and the Washington STEM team, including myself, hopped aboard a bus to explore STEM education across Washington. This particular trip was geared towards a large state-wide representation of STEM education in various communities in southern and eastern Washington. Our goal? To spend three days immersed in communities around Washington […]

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Entering the Education World: Reflections of an Intern

Danny Gross is a graduate student in the University of Washington’s Communications Leadership Program. He’s currently interning with Washington STEM’s Communications Team.   Last week I joined the Washington STEM team and a ton of really talented, intelligent, and thoughtful educators, administrators, and advocates to explore STEM education around the Puget Sound. We all hopped […]

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