Bremerton schools get $1 million grant for math education

by Michelle Beahm, Kitsap Daily News BREMERTON — The Bremerton School District was awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity, the district announced Jan. 5. Linda Hupka, BSD director of career, technical and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, said the grant will go toward further developing math education. “What we wrote the grant [application] for was to […] Read more »

Unmanned Safety Institute Brings Drone Curriculum to Bremerton

Posted by Betsy Lillian – Unmanned Aerial Online The Orlando, Fla.- based Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International Inc. and a provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, has expanded its drone education into Washington state. Bremerton School District, which is located across the Puget Sound from Seattle and has about 5,200 students, […] Read more »

Kitsap Regional Library Leverages Youth Voices to Support Sustainable STEM Learning

By Shannon Peterson – Kitsap Regional Library In 2015, Kitsap Regional Libraryreceived an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries to support the Make Do Share project. Building upon success and lessons learned from previous youth and technology initiatives, the goal of Make Do Share (link is external) is to ensure that Youth Librarians are confident and empowered to successfully facilitate sustainable STEM learning in libraries. In […] Read more »

Washington STEM presents: Women in STEM Town Hall

Bremerton, WA: October 5, 2015 5pm-7pm Olympic College Register Now! Presented by Washington STEM and Women’s Funding Alliance copresented by the West Sound STEM Network   “Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. This has been the case throughout the past decade, even as college-educated women have increased their share […] Read more »

WSTA presents Innovation, STEM & Fixing the Talent Gap

WSTA Luncheon Briefing May 20th, 11am -1pm – Bainbridge Island City Hall Panel on initiatives, policies, and advocacy to stimulate innovation, promote STEM, and support efforts to fix the talent gap. This is a FREE event but pre-registration is required.   Panelists Ed Stern, Council member, City of Poulsbo; and Board of Directors of Association of Washington Cities (AWC); Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC); Kitsap […] Read more »

West Sound Academy will establish tech center

North Kitsap Herald POULSBO — West Sound Academy will use a $36,000 grant to create a technology center to expand Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) instruction for students and the community. Through developing partnerships with Kitsap Regional Library and North Kitsap Parks and Recreation, students and adults will participate in new opportunities to explore robotics, 3-D modeling, digital art, and graphic design. According […] Read more »

Kilmer Announces STEM Competition for Local High School Students

Representative Derek Kilmer today invited high school students from Washington’s 6th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” This new nationwide competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Local high school students will compete against other students in the 6th Congressional District […] Read more »