Washington STEM was founded to reimage and revitalize STEM education for every student in Washington.
The goal is for all Washington high school graduates to be STEM literate, prepared to complete post-secondary degrees, and thrive in Washington’s STEM-driven workforce and society.
They are tackling this problem by driving innovation and improvement in STEM education. They nurture and scale breakthrough ideas in STEM education, invest in communities to grow networks of STEM professionals and educators, and advocate for important policy changes.
Since its launch in March 2011, they have invested approximately $6 million and reached over 800 teachers, 24,000 students, and over 100 organizations.
Washington STEM Networks are creating unified systems of STEM education in their own communities – fostering partnerships, eliminating the duplication of work, and increasing impact. Washington STEM’s role in this process is to create a network of networks that spreads best practices among communities and drives the scaling of effective practices across the state.
Washington STEM invests in STEM Networks around Washington state to accelerate student success in ways that align with local economies.
In 2015, Washington STEM selected Sedro-Woolley to be a STEM Network!!! We are the first STEM Network to be established north of Snohomish County!
To learn more about Washington STEM, click here.
STEM in Action stories spotlight innovations in STEM education accompanied with resources from the field to extend our impact.
Click here or on the image and watch video success stories from around Washington.
Free NW WA Employer Internship & Apprenticeship Roundtable held December 7
Just an amazing afternoon at the Northwest Washington Apprenticeship Roundtable, with more than 60 top business, education, government and community leaders in attendance.
Tremendous discussion about the power of creating a culture of learning and giving all children the opportunity to achieve the American Dream through career connected learning. College is only one path to prepare our children for life and success. Powerful learning how businesses can be creator of talent not consumers of talent.
Check out the results here.
Record 53 Skagit students receive STEM Scholarships
Students from every Skagit school district received up to $1,192,000 in STEM and health care scholarship funding through Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program in 2018. To learn more click here.
Listen to the KSVR FM story on the Washington State Opportunity STEM Scholarship with Michelle Judson Director of Skagit STEM Network and Burlington School District educators Heather Paton and Dalia Rodriguez here.
Exploring Skagit Possibilities
Prior to the viewing of the Skagit STEM Network sponsored documentary "Most Likely to Succeed” at the Lincoln Theatre, a terrific panel discussion with all Superintendents in Skagit County took place.
Click here to check out the awesome conversation that explored education possibilities in Skagit.
Thanks to the Sedro-Woolley High School for filming the event. Directed by Walter Constanza and Jayden Vinzant and filmed by Aryana Hearn, Shelby Baisch and Kane Alvarez. Advisor is Steve McCartt.
Sedro-Woolley School District
City of Sedro-Woolley
Port of Skagit
PeaceHealth/United General Hospital
Skagit Valley College
Boy Scouts of America, Mount Baker Council
Children's Museum of Skagit County
Community Action of Skagit County
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Northwest Innovation Resource Center
Northwest WorkForce Council
Skagit Community Foundation
Skagit County Child and Family Consortium
Skagit School District Partners
Other Skagit School Partners
Immaculate Conception Regional School
Rep. Rick Larsen
Career Connected Learning Coordinator
Skagit STEM Network
“STEM skills are critical for our students’ futures. By encouraging students to become more engaged in STEM education, the Skagit STEM Network is making an important investment in the next generation of workers and in the long-term health of our economy.” - U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02)