West Sound STEM Network has done some cool things!
These PAST events are in the archives so that people can see some of
the exciting science, technology, engineering and math activities going on in our region.
The next STEM Showcase will be held April 28, 2018. See our Showcase page for more info.
Care to host a STEM Cafe? Have some ideas for a booth at the next STEM Showcase? Please contact us!
This popular annual event offers fun and interactive science, technology, engineering & mathematics activities for adults and youth of all ages. The annual event takes place thanks to nearly 70 business, industry and education partners that hosted booths.
The Catapult Challenge was part of the 2014 STEM Showcase event at Kitsap Mall. Students designed, built & brought their catapults for live action marshmallow flinging! (Who could resist this?!)
Although the event is over, you can still download detailed Catapult Challenge instructions for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students. Or, click here for Teacher Resources for the Catapult Challenge.
The 2016 Bridge Challenge has already taken place, but you can still download detailed Bridge Challenge instructions for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students.
Other past STEM Café events include:
February 2018 -
February 3, 2018 - Full-Day NASA Workshops
January 2018 - Cybersecurity & Computer Science
December 2017 - Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
November 2017 - Coding and Beyond
October 2017 - Marine Science/ROV
May 2017 - Astronomy and Aerospace
March 2017 - Building Bridges
January 2015 - STEM Café
Featuring keynote speaker Jill Marilley from HDR, Inc.
November 2014 - STEM Café
An Hour of Code: A One-Hour Course Demystifying Computer Science
April 2014 - Olympic College/Washington State University Engineering Lab Open House
Sponsored by the West Sound STEM Network and Olympic College
February 13, 2014 - Pacific Planetarium, Bremerton:
An opportunity to network with educators and community members interested in supporting STEM education. We provided an update on the West Sound STEM network actvitiies and encouraged participation as we continue to expand our reach throughout the Kitsap and Mason county region. This event was free and open to the public.
November 17, 2013 - Earthquake Hazards of the Olympic Peninsula:
We invited Ken Austin, a project manager from the Plate Boundary Observatory at UNAVCO, to do a presentation on earthquake hazards of the Olympic Peninsula. The evening will began with food and beverages and an opportunity to network with educators and community members interested in supporting STEM education.
Foster Outdoor Observation Skills Through Science Notebooking
Bring science alive through outdoor observations and science notebooking, while helping your students meet Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Sessions for Primary Teachers and Teachers of Grades 3 - 8 available.
Astronomy and Aerospace STEM Café
On May 12, 2016, dozens of educators joined West Sound STEM Network for the 5th STEM Cafe of the year. Highlighting the “S” and "E" in STEM, the evening focused on Astronomy and Aerospace—a theme designed to demystify the universe and show educators how to introduce students to space-based engineering design challenges. This exploratory evening ties in with an educational shift toward Next Generation Science Standards. As part of the learning process, participants entered a portable planetarium for a tour of the universe, engaged in a design challenge of their own, and heard from STEM experts talking about their work and how space science education is relevant from kindergarten through college.
STEM Cafe: Ocean Science and Engineering
A West Sound STEM Café featuring ocean science and engineering was held in October at the USS Turner Joy in Bremerton. OESD 114 partnered with PSNS, Kitsap Regional Library, school districts, and the USS Turner Joy to deliver three-hours of STEM professional learning. Guest speakers included Captain Bill Metzger (six-year Vietnam POW) and scientists from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Activities included buoyancy engineering challenges and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Attendees included 34 teachers, 4 Kitsap Regional Library junior librarians, and 12 other agency representatives.
GEMS 2018: Girls Exploring Math & Science
Adults and 5th - 8th grade girls are invited to attend a GEMS Career Conference presented by women for future women on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Olympic College.
The panel of speakers include: