STEM Education Innovation Alliance

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STEM Education Innovation Alliance

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are vital to Washington’s economy. Because of this, it's essential for our state to align education and career training with workforce needs. The STEM Innovation Alliance advises the Governor on policies to align and advance STEM education. 

The Alliance brings together leaders from labor, education, government, and non-profit organizations. The group meets several times a year and produces an annual STEM Education Report Card. The report card updates legislators on STEM education and workforce initiatives. 

Washington State’s Legislature created the alliance in 2013. The Office of the Governor directs the group.


STEM Education Innovation Alliance

The STEM Education Innovation Alliance pursues innovative policies to: 

  • Enhance STEM education and career pathways. 
  • Advance economic development. 
  • Meet our state’s urgent workforce demands. 
  • Catalyze regional public and private partnerships. 
  • Enable more Washingtonians to compete for jobs in this vital, high-wage sector.
Goals
  • Inspire youth through career-connected and real-world STEM learning opportunities.
  • Provide every K-12 student with access to computer science education.
  • Contribute to the state's 70 percent postsecondary education goal and prepare the future workforce by increasing attainment of:
    • Technical credentials. 
    • Two- and four-year degrees.
  • Improve equity through interventions to:
    • Close educational opportunity gaps from cradle to career. 
    • Provide excellent preparation and support for STEM teachers. 
    • Improve workforce diversity.
  • Raise public awareness and support for STEM.

Meetings

STEM Alliance Meetings & Materials
2018

October 10, 2018 - Spokane, Washington - Washington State University Health Sciences 
Agenda | Handouts Presentations | WSU Spokane Campus Map | Parking Info |  NAAEE Conference | Meeting Notes 

May 15, 2018 - Seattle, Washington
Agenda | Presentations | Handouts | Vigor Stories | AttendeesMeeting Notes

February 14, 2018 - Olympia, Washington
Agenda | Student Science Presentation Slides | Student Presentation Descriptions | Handouts I Meeting Notes

2017

November 28, 2017 – Redmond, Washington
Agenda Handouts | Washington STEM Summit Agenda | Driving Directions & Parking Meeting Notes

September 20, 2017 – Seattle, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | UW Campus Map | UW CSE Presentation | Meeting Notes

May 31, 2017 - Redmond, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | TEALS Opportunities for Students | Meeting Notes

March 1, 2017 – Olympia, Washington
Agenda Handouts | Meeting Notes

2016

November 29, 2016 – Redmond, Washington
Agenda Handouts Meeting Notes | Strategic Action Plan | SAP Feedback Form

September 27, 2016 – Seattle, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes | Presentation Slides

July 13, 2016 – Seattle, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes | Video: National PTA STEM Initiative

April 28, 2016 – Seattle, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes

February 10, 2016 – Olympia, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes

2015

December 16, 2015 – Seattle, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes

December 1, 2015 – Redmond, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes

September 17, 2015 – Olympia, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes | Recommendations to the Governor

March 6, 2015 – Olympia, Washington
Agenda | Handouts | Meeting Notes

2014

December 2, 2014 – Redmond, Washington
Agenda | Handouts Meeting Notes

October 9–10, 2014 – Seattle, Washington
Agenda | Handouts

September 22, 2014 – Olympia, Washington
Agenda | Handouts Meeting Notes

STEM Dashboard

STEM Talent Supply and Demand Dashboard

The STEM Talent Supply and Demand Dashboard displays data for Washington’s employee talent supply in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and associated workforce demand.

The Dashboard will help decision-makers track Washington’s progress in fueling a strong and vibrant economy in the state. Increasing STEM talent in Washington communities is imperative to fill jobs, grow the economy, and close the opportunity gaps for the next generation.

The STEM Education Innovation Alliance, Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), Washington STEM, and Washington State Office of Financial Management Education Research & Data Center (ERDC) contributed to the Dashboard's initial development. WSAC, in collaboration with the STEM Alliance, ERDC and others, is expanding and updating the dashboard metrics annually.

Reports

STEM Alliance Members

Invited Members
  • John Aultman - Washington State Office of the Governor 
  • Brian Bonlender - Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Jeff Charbonneau - Zillah High School
  • Maud Daudon - Career Connect Washington
  • James Dorsey - College Success Foundation
  • Susan Enfield - Highline School District
  • Jeff Estes - Citizen Member
  • Paul Francis - Council of Presidents
  • Janet Frost - Washington State University College of Education
  • Evangelina Galvan Shreeve - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Deborah Jensen (interim) - Thrive Washington
  • Christine Johnson - Community Colleges of Spokane
  • Sue Kane - North Central Educational School District
  • Caroline King - Washington STEM
  • Gary Klein - Chehalis Bicycle Incorporated
  • Kathryn Kurtz - Pacific Education Institute
  • Ed Lazowska - University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering
  • Suzan LeVine - Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Glenn Malone - Puyallup School District
  • Marcie Maxwell - Citizen Member
  • Michael Meotti - Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Rai Nauman Mumtaz - Student Representative
  • Isabel Munoz-Colon – Gates Foundation
  • Abel Pacheco (interim) - Washington Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement
  • Eleni Papadakis - Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • Hadi Partovi – Code.org
  • Chris Reykdal - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Dana Riley Black - Everett Public Schools
  • Abby Ruskey - United States Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development Fellow
  • Joel Sacks - Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Naria Santa Lucia - Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
  • Michael Schutzler – Washington Technology Industry Association
  • Gene Sharratt - OSPI/Association of Educational Service Districts Network
  • Ron Sisson – Association of Washington School Principals
  • Brad Smith - Microsoft Corporation
  • Randy Spaulding - Washington State Board of Education
  • Terri Standish-Kuon - Independent Colleges of Washington
  • Brian Teppner - Renton School District
  • Nancy Truitt Pierce - Monroe Public Schools
  • Kevin Wang - Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS)/Microsoft Philanthropies
  • Yale Wong - General Biodiesel
  • Jan Yoshiwara - State Board for Community and Technical Colleges