Governor’s STEM Education Innovation Alliance
Coming in Spring 2018, the new STEM Education Innovation Alliance Members Page!
Until then, please visit the site hosted on the WSAC website at http://wsac.wa.gov/STEM-Alliance
About the Governor’s STEM Education Innovation Alliance
The STEM Education Innovation Alliance, legislatively created in 2013 [E2SHB 1872], brings together leaders from a broad range of business, labor, education, government, and nonprofit organizations, with the role of advising Washington’s Governor and Legislature on policy and strategic planning in support of STEM education initiatives
The STEM Education Innovation Alliance is committed to devising innovative policies that will enhance STEM education and career pathways, advance economic development, meet our state’s urgent workforce demands, incentivize regional public and private partnerships, and provide opportunities for more Washingtonians to compete for jobs in this vital high-wage sector.
- Inspire youth through career connected and real-world STEM learning
- Provide every K–12 student access to computer science
- Prepare Washington’s future workforce by increasing attainment of technical credentials, two- and four-year degrees, and contributing to Washington’s 70% postsecondary education attainment goal.
- Improve equity by implementing interventions to close educational opportunity gaps from cradle to career, providing excellent preparation and support for STEM teachers and improving workforce diversity.
- Raise public awareness and support for STEM.
About the NGA-STEM Project
Forging Key Partnerships through the NGA-STEM Project
The STEM Education Innovation Alliance works with key partners.
- Regional STEM networks in South King County (Puget Sound), Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Yakima Valley, and Snohomish County will help build education and training systems aligned with the needs of local and state economies.
- Washington STEM will help forge strong relationships with crucial partners in this endeavor and coordinate annual statewide summits, convening a broad range of interested education, business, and community leaders, as well as policymakers and philanthropists.
- Established organizations focused on STEM issues like Washington Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) and Leadership & Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) will form a solid foundation on which to build policy activity.