West Sound STEM Network
West Sound STEM Network is a dynamic collaboration of educators, business leaders, and representatives from local government and the military, working to introduce and link students, teachers and the community to the vast array of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) resources in our region. As with other STEM Networks in Washington, the goal is to enhance student learning in these key academic areas. Our students' ability to understand and apply science, technology, engineering and math principles not only increases their understanding of the world, but also translates to innovation and advancement for local business and industry.
What the West Sound Network is doing:
Working cooperatively to implement STEM learning and strengthen STEM innovations in west Sound classrooms by:
Click here to see What's New with the West Sound STEM Network, read the Executive Summary from our business plan, or to view our Mission & Vision.
OESD 114 receives $450,000 NASA grant
Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is seeking high school juniors who wish to kickstart their STEM careers and earn college credit!
Students earn college credit by completing online curriculum that focuses on space travel. Students may earn acceptance into a week-long Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight where they will work with professional mentors to plan a mission to Mars, tour engineering facilities, and compete in hands-on engineering challenges. Teachers are also encouraged to apply as evaluators and summer residency facilitators.
Applications for the 2016-17 session of WAS are available now at museumofflight.org/WAS and due by November 4, 2016. Click for more information.
WaterWorks Program and STEM Outreach in CEE
Click here to link to the The Bridge, a newsletter from the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington.
Check out these great STEM-related opportunities below. Plus, find more events listed on the Upcoming EVENTS! page...
2016/2017 Lecture Series:
The Future of Oceans
Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Warden State Park
Annual STEM Showcase
Is your business or organization STEM focused? Learn more about the Network's annual STEM Showcase, which brings together nearly 70 booths and 2000 kids annually. The 2016 event is in the books, but we are always looking for booth hosts for the upcoming year!
Video above: Students participate in the
2016 STEM Showcase Bridge Challenge