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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Next Generation: Star Trek and Science Standards

West Sound STEM Network Director Dr. Kareen Borders may be the only person (on this planet, anyway) who can get me excited about working late. That’s because Kareen called me with news that she had the fortune of working with Kim Mays (General Manager, Galaxy Theatres Uptown Gig Harbor) who worked with Paramount Pictures to […]

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State Grants Create New STEM Learning Spaces

There are some truly creative educators throughout Washington teaching STEM education with a bare minimum of resources. At River View High School in Kennewick, Ms. Yochum is teaching science using water tubs in an old bus barn. At Centralia High School, students are creating scientific models on computers housed in a tight storage space. Robotics […]

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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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Students and Business Leaders Learn From Each Other at Vancouver’s Digital Technology Expo

Big news from Vancouver, Washington. If you put 300 students in a room with a bunch of photo booths, electronic whack-a-mole games, and people from the tech industry ready to talk about job opportunities, the whack-a-mole stays silent and the tech industry folks go hoarse from engaging in multiple networking conversations with engaged STEM high […]

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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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Four Ways to Involve Women in STEM

If you want to know about how the STEM field is performing in Washington state, all you have to do is flip through the employment ads or look up at the cranes building new spaces to house tech workers in South Lake Union or sustainable energy windmills in eastern Washington. They’ll be almost 50,000 unfilled […]

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