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 March 23, 2019. 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 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.
FieldSTEM and Distance Learning
Join PEI for an online Project Learning Tree workshop August 17-18! This workshop combines asynchronous and synchronous sessions to introduce you to the Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide.*
During the workshop you will have the opportunity to:
Building Bridges - February 5, 2019
We are excited to host this event highlighting the “M” and "E" in STEM for an evening of “Building Bridges”— a fun-filled evening designed to demystify engineering and show you how you can introduce your students to engineering design challenges, apply mathematical reasoning and can also prepare them for this year’s STEM Showcase.
Check in with the STEM Cafe coordinator at your school district if you are interested in attending this event.
NASA and Earth’s Oceans - February 6, 2019
From STEM to STERN - March 13, 2019
Engineering and Climate Control with MacDonald-Miller
We are excited to host this event highlighting the “S” “E” and “M” in STEM for an evening of Building Controls Technology & Engineering-- designed to connect classroom investigations with career and industry examples.
November 30, 2018
Computer Science & Coding—Hieroglyphics, Rovers, and Beyond
We are excited to host this event highlighting the “T” and “M” in STEM for an evening of Computer Science. This evening is appropriate for grades 5-12.
November 13, 2018
NASA Mission Science and the Sun
We will provide updates on the West Sound STEM Network & Next Generation Science Standards, share information about West Sound STEM Network services, introduce you to heliophysics (how the Sun affects space and the space environments of planets), give you time to engage with colleagues- AND take a tour of the Sun with NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission!
October 25, 2018
We are excited to host this event highlighting the “S” “E” and “M” in STEM for an evening of Astronomy-- designed to connect classroom investigations with NASA Mission Science.
October 29, 2018
Marine Science Engineering @ the USS Turner Joy
We are excited to host this event highlighting the “S” “E” and “M” in STEM for an evening of Marine Science Engineering-- designed to connect classroom investigations with marine science career and industry examples.
September 17, 2018
Size Does Matter! Testing with Simulated Hanford Tank Waste
Check out this offering in the Community Science and Technology Seminar Series from The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Through a series of recent case studies, learn why choosing the appropriate scale for Hanford waste process test systems is critical to obtaining meaningful results.
January 12, 2021
Register for the Zoom Meeting
Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into coastal hazards in Washington in this 3-part online workshop occurring January 25, 27 & 28 from 4PM to 6PM. Read this bulletin for more information and to register.
The following, free, FieldSTEM workshops are available at two locations:
Chief Leschi School in Puyallup:
GEMS 2019: 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 16, 2019 at Olympic College.
The panel of speakers include: