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.
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, April 28, 2018. Join us as a Booth Host or a participant!
Check out these great opportunities below. Find event details, and more events, listed on the EVENTS! page...
Kitsap Strong is hosting a We Are College Bound event on Saturday, April 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Olympic College, HSS Building, Bremerton for parents and students. See EVENTS! page for details.
From Pinholes to Space Telescopes: How Telescopes Work takes teachers through the basics of what optical systems such as cameras, telescopes, and our eyes have in common. This teacher workshop explores the phenomenon of image formation using simple materials through a scaffolded instructional sequence including pinhole viewers, and lenses. The workshop culminates in participants building their own telescope, a Galileoscope, and receiving a class set of 24 shipped directly to their school. See EVENTS! page for details.
Western Washington University is offering a free Cybersecurity Camp for 25 teachers and 30 middle-school students this summer in Poulsbo. This camp includes a field trip each week to the WWU Sea Discovery Center in Poulsbo where Teachers and students will explore cybersecurity themes and principles in a hands-on marine environment, and get an opportunity to see technology in action including building water weather platforms as part of a community science project.
Video above: Students participate in the
2016 STEM Showcase Bridge Challenge