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
2019

October 2, 2019 - Wanatchee, WA - Confluence Technology Center
Agenda (draft) | Handouts | Directions | Zoom Access 

May 29, 2019 - Bothell, Washington - AGC Biologics 
Agenda | Attendees | Life Science Workforce Gap Analysis Report 

February 27, 2019 - Olympia, Washington - Washington State Capitol | Legislative Building 
Agenda | Handouts Presentations | Student Presentations and Video | Governor's Talk

2018

October 10, 2018 - Spokane, Washington - Washington State University Health Sciences 
Agenda | Handouts Presentations | WSU Spokane Campus Map | Parking |  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 toward 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 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