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Jesus Rodriguez – STEM Super Youth Advocate: Wenatchee
I hope that with my background, work ethic, and service I am able to contribute and make a positive difference in my career industry and community. As I reflect back on my education and extracurricular involvement, my two passions are agriculture and serving my community - that’s why I am a STEM super advocate.
GUEST VIDEO: STEM TEACHING AND LEARNING AT MARTIN SORTUN ELEMENTARY
We're proud to feature this guest video from Martin Sortun Elementary in Kent, a school that’s been on an almost decade-long journey to becoming a traditional public elementary school that also does STEM well.
Washington STEM Selected as SAP Concur Community Impact Partner
Statewide nonprofit Washington STEM is pleased to announce it has been chosen by SAP Concur as a Community Impact Partner to support student opportunity through a high-quality, equitable STEM education.

TerraGraphics + Mid-Columbia STEM Network: Creating Opportunity Pathways
“TerraGraphics extraordinary commitment to community service has led to them becoming a top provider of STEM Like ME! volunteers in our region.  TerraGraphics employees are creative, dedicated and make a huge impact on our students,” reports Deb Bowen, STEM Network Director.
Computer Science Catalyzes Career Connected Learning in the West Sound STEM Region
On August 1, 2018, MacDonald-Miller hosted 20 teachers from the West Sound STEM Network for a day of intensive learning and engagement to discuss how computer science skills, including computational thinking, coding, and design thinking, are used daily at MacDonald-Miller.
Washington STEM Summit 2018
The 7th annual Washington STEM Summit brings together 375+ education, business, and community leaders to tackle some of the biggest STEM education issues in our state.
Remembering Alex Johnston
On July 17, 2018, Alex Johnston, Washington STEM’s passionate, talented, and driven Chief Development Officer, passed away suddenly. Today we honor her contributions.

Karla La Torre Alvarez, STEM Super Youth Advocate: Spokane
I faced many adversities and challenges to get where I am today, and for that reason I would like to help other minorities and young women to pursue a career in the STEM field.
Emma Zucati, STEM Super Youth Advocate: King County
"I encourage people to pursue the academia they love in whatever ways possible and the opportunity to continue this in a more official position is not one I take for granted. That's why I'm  STEM Super Youth Advocate."
Emily Peite, STEM Super Youth Advocate: Tri-Cities
"As an ambassador of STEM education, I identify with the pressing need in our community for change, and will focus my efforts on preparing our community for the future, which will certainly entail a great deal of STEM! That's why I'm a STEM Super Youth Advocate."
Katherine Yuko Fry, STEM Super Youth Advocate: Snohomish
"I hope that by sharing my story, I can encourage people to take chances and not be afraid when the first option doesn't work out entirely as planned. That's why I'm a STEM Super Youth Advocate."
Funding Opportunity: STEM Classroom and Labs Grant
Washington STEM and OSPI are pleased to announce that the next round of STEM Classroom and Labs Grants are now open.
West Sound District Consortium Awarded Grant to Further Computer Science Education
West Sound District Consortium Awarded Grant to Further Computer Science Education

Washington State Legislature affirms commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in K-12 schools.
STEM by the Numbers: Access and Opportunity
New Washington STEM report series uncovers systemic gaps in student opportunity; offers bold agenda to close the gaps
Jameisha Rice – STEM Super Youth Advocate: Tri-Cities
I want to be able to provide that same guidance to other students, as well as help others understand why all students in the education system need equitable standards and opportunities that can be relayed into a career. That’s why I’m a STEM Super Advocate.
Bidding Farewell to our retiring CFO, Cindy Gustafson
Join us in wishing our retiring CFO, Cindy Gustafson, a fond farewell.
Brittany Bishop – STEM Super Youth Advocate: King County
"As I move forward with this passion and in my future career, I intend to continue this path of science communication and engagement, working with students, engaging with the public, and sharing science with the world.  That’s why I’m a STEM Super Advocate."
Gabriella Tosado – STEM Super Youth Advocate: Tacoma
"I know there should be more women in the field being awesome and discovering new things. That’s why I’m a STEM Super Advocate."
A TRIO OF TRIUMPHS NEAR THE TRI-CITIES: VISITING THE MID-COLUMBIA STEM NETWORK
When we want to think big at Washington STEM, we encourage each other to “put on Deb’s big hat.”
STEM Like Me! introduces students to real STEM
Inspiring students to pursue careers in engineering starts in the classroom. STEM Like ME! empowers teachers to introduce STEM professionals into the classroom to educate students about what careers are available to them.
WASHINGTON STEM 2018 LEGISLATIVE RECAP
STEM in the Short Session
STEM SUPER ADVOCATE: WENATCHEE SCHOOLS CTE DIRECTOR DENNIS CONGER
Dennis Conger comes by his expertise in career pathways honestly.
LABOR MARKET DATA FOR K-12 EDUCATORS FORUM
Firefighter. Mail carrier. Doctor. Nurse. Lifeguard.
2018 ADVOCACY DAY
Last week, Washington STEM staff traveled to Olympia to meet with legislators to advocate for STEM education issues.
UNIFIED ROBOTICS: INCLUSIVITY, STEM, AND COLLABORATION
Our guest blogger is Delphine Lepeintre. She is currently a senior at Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. She enjoys calculus group quizzes, writing for her school newspaper, and is a proud member of both her FIRST robotics team and Unified robotics team!
Kaiser Permanente: Supporting STEM, Educating Our Future Health Care Workforce
Susan Mullaney, President of Kaiser Permanente Washington, speaks on the importance of equality in STEM education and the positive impact it has on health care workforce development at the 2017 Washington STEM Summit at Microsoft.
Earth-to-Space: It’s the West Sound STEM Network
On December 12 1,000 students from the West Sound STEM Network spoke with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station.
A PILGRIMAGE OF GROWTH AND LEARNING
“The difference between a trip and a pilgrimage is that at the end of a pilgrimage, you are a changed person. This experience has taught me things I thought I knew and opened my eyes to how our country’s history impacts every one of us every day. Now that I know better, I must do better.” Lee Lambert, Network Director, Washington STEM
HOW CAN BUSINESS INTERSECT WITH CAREER CONNECTED LEARNING?
LESSONS FROM THE GOVERNOR’S SUMMIT ON CAREER CONNECTED LEARNING, MAY 31, 2017
A SUMMARIZATION OF THE BEST INTERNSHIP I COULD’VE EVER ASKED FOR
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus
BRIDGET SEVIGNY, SENIOR ENGINEERING MANAGER AND STEM SUPERSTAR
On May 4, 2017, Washington STEM and Tableau hosted an evening focused on supporting computer science education. Bridget Sevigny, a Senior Engineering Manager at Tableau, delivered these remarks about her support of STEM education.
COMPUTER SCIENCE: MORE OF AN ART OR A SCIENCE?
Our guest blogger Karolina Pyszkiewicz is a Computer Science major at the University of Washington, graduating this quarter. She is joining Google full time in July, and in the meantime will be doing mobile development for an early-stage startup based in Silicon Valley.
AN INSIDER’S SNEAK PEEK INTO LEARNING LABS PT.II
Happy New Year! We here at Washington STEM have been continuing our collaboration with the Workforce Board in observing, across the state, the different Learning Labs that create work experiences for young people.
STUDENT DESIGN TEAM NIGHT: STEMFEST FOR GIRLS
In early November we hosted a first Student Design Team meeting with the intention of having students help us design a STEMfest event for girls.
AN INSIDER’S FIRST SNEAK PEEK INTO LEARNING LABS
As announced in late September, Governor Inslee, the Workforce Board, and Washington STEM identified 21 career related programs across the state with the goal of identifying promising practices and other success factors in career connected learning.
THROUGH AN INTERN’S EYES: THE WENATCHEE LEARNING TOUR
I have never watched the show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, but I can completely imagine the inadequacies you could feel when talking to one, or in my case, 6th graders, 7th graders, 8th graders, and some high schoolers.
WASHINGTON STEM: #DISCOVERUWA
Today is #DiscoverUWA, a campaign encouraging students of all ages to explore career and college pathways.
NEXT GENERATION: STAR TREK AND SCIENCE STANDARDS
West Sound STEM Network Director Dr. Kareen Borders may be the only person (on this planet, anyway) who can get me excited about working late.
MAKE IT WORK: SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUMMER STEM PROGRAMS
“Make it work.”
WENATCHEE STEM STUDENTS TOUR HIGH-TECH AGRICULTURE SITE
On July 7, Stemilt Growers hosted a group of Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) recipients along with Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) students to learn more about the company and career paths in high-tech agriculture.
EQUITY & STEM: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. GREGORY KING, TUKWILA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Washington STEM designed the STEM Learning Tours to create an immersive experience around equity, access, and shared learning standards.
THE WASHINGTON STEM LEARNING TOURS: PERSPECTIVE AND PLANNING FROM INSIDE THE YAKIMA VALLEY
The Washington STEM Learning Tours were filled with engaging experiences, robust learning communities, and eye opening conversations.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING WITH RAISBECK AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL
We’re happy to share this guest blog from Raisbeck Aviation High School and The Boeing Academy for STEM Learning at The Museum of Flight.