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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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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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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Help Us Review STEM Pilot Project Grants!

Washington STEM is seeking nominations for reviewers of the STEM Pilot Project Grants. This new grant program provides funding for Washington State school districts to construct or renovate science lab learning spaces to help meet the 2013 Washington State Science Learning Standards and new class of 2019 graduation requirements of three science credits, two of […]

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