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.
Computer Science Education Grant Awarded to West Sound STEM Network
West Sound STEM Network received a grant to continue their work with the COSTAR (Computer Science Opportunities Across the Region ) initiative. See this article published by OSPI for more information.
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...
Material Science Teacher Training
Join the legendary duo of Andy Nydam and Brian Wright in scenic Olympia, WA for a week-long material science adventure. This training is designed for instructors interested in teaching Material Science, either as a standalone course or as part of another course. ANY and ALL instructors interested in material science are strongly encouraged to attend as the content covered in this camp can be utilized with a variety of curriculums, CTE or otherwise
Perkins Reserve Grants available to CTE instructors from eligible districts.
When: July 29-August 2, 2019
Where: Washington Middle School
Registration Fee: $675
Questions? Contact Sarah Patterson, Skilled and Technical Sciences Program Supervisor, OSPI.
Video above: Students participate in the
2016 STEM Showcase Bridge Challenge