Congratulations to the four summer programs in Seattle, Tukwila, Tacoma, and Eatonville who helped create code to go head-to-head against 13 other states and a Russian team as part of the Zero Robotics final competition. Middle-school youth from the programs convened at the Museum of Flight to watch a live stream of their code in action as astronaut Jack Fischer refereed the competition live from space, controlling satellites aboard the International Space Station.
Earlier this month, new resources and research were released highlighting how afterschool programs can provide gains in critical workforce skills and interest in STEM careers. The key findings emerge from the Afterschool & STEM System Building Evaluation 2016, an ambitious study supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and STEM Next.
Wondering how you can bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics education into your community? Wonder no more. As part of Boeing’s centennial celebration, Boeing has launched 100 Days of Learning—an educational initiative designed to inspire the next generation of innovators to explore the wide world of STEM and beyond. With materials that are perfect for […]
SOWA has been working closely with former NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence on our Zero Robotics program. This is a STEM summer learning program where students across Washington state get a chance to program a trio of robots located on the International Space Station. Tomorrow is the final competition for programs in Washington, when their code will actually be […]
School’s Out Washington was thrilled to be included at U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s Connected STEM Roundtable on May 31st at the Pacific Science Center. The roundtable focused on the critical need to include quality, accessible STEM programming to children and youth across our state and nationally in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation process. […]