Network’s Priority 2: Real-World Experiences for Youth Has The Potential to Reinvigorate STEM

As part of Crosscut's Community Idea Lab, we highlight three programs diversifying Seattle's tech workforce. Seattle’s tech boom isn't just for rich kids: 3 programs reinvigorating STEM education  By Marissa Luck Crosscut, an online Seattle news website, published an article highlighting three programs with the promise of providing access to STEM careers for all young people.  Developing a … [Read more...]

Washington Business Leaders and Educators Urge Legislative Support for STEM

A recent article by Jeanne Bennett in the Columbian asks lawmakers to support funding for STEM opportunities.  She highlights the personal story of Danil Popov, an Uzbek immigrant living in Clark County and how an internship opened his eyes to the pursuit of an engineering degree. While Gov. Jay Inslee is a supporter, lawmakers continue to debate the budget in Olympia while our kids' need for … [Read more...]

Senator Murray ‘Revs’ Up on Road Map Region Race to the Top Work

On May 29, Puget Sound ESD hosted an informational meeting for Senator Patty Murray on the progress of the region's Race to the Top work. Senator Murray, who provided a letter of support for the consortium during the grant application, specifically requested the meeting. Partners involved in the meeting included district representatives, the ESD, community organizations and the teacher's … [Read more...]

Is 2013 the Year of STEM Education?

An interesting article in The Olympian makes the case that 2013 could be the year of STEM education in our state. Certainly Gov. Jay Inslee is a champion and wants to be Washington's first science technology, engineering and math governor. There has also been significant interest from both sides of the aisle to support STEM-literate students. Prioritizing STEM makes sense – it is part of basic … [Read more...]

South King County STEM Network Receives Grant from Washington STEM

South King County STEM Network receives grant from Washington STEM to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics outcomes for students RENTON (May 2, 2012) – Students in south King County are gaining improved opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) due to the coordinated work of business and education groups. At the same time, … [Read more...]