West Sound STEM Network
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.
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.
WWU Cybersecurity Program Update
In early December, they travelled to PNNL in Richland to compete at the Department of Energy CyberForce Competition. Competing against 70+ teams nationwide at 7 National Laboratories, WWU placed first for Washington State (of 12 teams), second for the Pacific Northwest National Lab (of 16 teams, behind OSU), and sixth nationally.
The next big competition will be the Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, March 22-24, 2019. You can read more about the team's accomplishments in this article in Western Today and this article in EIN Newsdesk.
Teacher Spotlight: Candace Barich
Monday, January 29, 2018
Candace Barich, 7th Grade Science Teacher at John Sedgwick Middle School in Port Orchard, was profiled in the Kitsap Sun.
Click here for the article!
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. Our next STEM Showcase is coming up on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Join us as a Booth Host or a participant!
Check out the results of this year's Bridge Challenge.
Check out these great opportunities below. Find event details, and more events, listed on the EVENTS! page...
Summer Opportunities @ Fred Hutch
The Summer High School Internship Program is an eight-week, full-time paid internship for students who will be entering 12th grade in fall 2019. The program includes one week of hands-on training in laboratory techniques and safety followed by seven weeks of supervised research activities in a Fred Hutch lab. Interns also attend science and career workshops and make a presentation during the final week. Prior research experience is not required. Students with an interest in computational biology and/or programming are encouraged to apply.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm on March 31
Research Explorers is an introduction to Fred Hutch, biomedical research, and related careers. Two sessions will be offered for students who will be entering 10th or 11th grade in fall 2019. Each 2-week program meets from 9-4, M-F. Stipend provided and transportation support available. Students should have completed biology by the summer workshop and be available to attend the entire two weeks.
Apply to National Youth Science Camp
Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
Two Washington high school seniors will be selected from the applicant pool to receive a scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.
Application materials are available on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.org and must be submitted by February 28, 2019.
Prospective candidates are also encouraged to let OSPI know of their intent to apply by emailing Rachel Farrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video above: Students participate in the
2016 STEM Showcase Bridge Challenge