About Washington STEM

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.


To learn more about Washington STEM, click here.

STEM in Action

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.

Jennifer Veltri has been named the new director of the NW Washington STEM Network, which is a catalyst for STEM education in Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties and is a part of Washington STEM.

“I am so excited to be working in support of the NW Washington STEM Network, the Career Connect Washington Regional Coordinating Network, and the Northwest Educational Service District 189 to bring together stakeholders to advance STEM educational programming and provide critical education and economic opportunities for students in our region,” Veltri said. 
Read more here.

Women in STEM Spotlight Coming in September


The NW Washington STEM Network and the Skagit STEM Network are paving the way for women in STEM fields. Don’t miss this powerful and inspiring program that will connect middle school and high school girls and young women with STEM professionals in their backyards.


Check out the video here to preview this year’s event!

Lots of great NW Washington STEM news in our latest newsletters:

NW Washington STEM Spring 2021.pdf
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NW Washington STEM Winter 2020 News.pdf
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NW Washington STEM Fall 2020 News.pdf
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High School and Beyond Plan creates fantastic opportunities!

HSBP Program.pdf
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Skagit STEM Network

Advisory Committee

Wayne Barrett

Superintendent Concrete School District


Phil Brockman

Superintendent, Sedro-Woolley School District


Larry Francois

Superintendent, NWESD189


Darren Greeno

Dean of Workforce, Skagit Valley College


Julia Johnson

Mayor, Sedro Woolley


John Sternlicht



Skagit School District Partners





La Conner

Mount Vernon


Contact Us:

Shaun Doffing

Program Manager 

Skagit STEM Network


(360) 941-6929 

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene kicked off the second annual Spotlight on Women in STEM that attracted nearly 400 area junior and high school students from all Skagit schools. She shared her journey in STEM fields. “As someone who made a career in STEM before coming to Congress, I know how important it is for young women to develop the skills to compete in a 21st century economy,” she said. “Understanding how things work will benefit you wherever you go! I want to encourage you to pursue your passion.”

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