STEM Showcase Canceled
The annual West Sound STEM Showcase, scheduled for April 18th at the Kitsap Mall, will be canceled this year. This decision has been made based on guidance from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and state and local health officials. The health and safety of our schools and community are high priorities. We hope to see you back in the spring of 2021.
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!
Check out these great opportunities below. Find event details, and more events, listed on the EVENTS! page...
Remote FieldSTEM and Schoolyard Investigations
Join Pacific Education Institute's Tressa Arbow and Hattie Osborne for this three hour online Zoom workshop introducing Remote FieldSTEM and Schoolyard Field Investigations. Two session are available. Click on the links for more details:
Kinder and 1st grade
Monday, October 5, 4:00-7:00 pm
2nd and 3rd grade
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00-7:00 pm
CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (CTS)
The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations. To be eligible, Scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship program. These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Scholarships can start Fall, Winter and Spring Quarter. Check it out at https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/cts/
College & Career Planning Resources
During the current public health crisis, the Washington Student Achievement Council is sending weekly messages with resources and information about college and career planning, financial aid, and more.
Click here to view the March 31 bulletin.
Check out there list of COVID-19 resources for students and parents.
Video above: Students participate in the
2016 STEM Showcase Bridge Challenge