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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 Education Innovation Alliance advises the State of Washington's Governor on policies to align and advance STEM education. 

The STEM 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 STEM Alliance in statute 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.
  • 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.


STEM Alliance Meetings & Materials

March 5, 2024 – Virtual Meeting
Agenda I Presentation Slides | TVW Recording


November 2, 2023 – Redmond, WA | Microsoft Visitor Center
Agenda I Handouts

May 16, 2023 – Virtual Meeting
Agenda I Handouts | Presentations

February 22, 2023 – Washington State Capitol | Legislative Building | Columbia Room  
Agenda I Capitol Campus Interactive Map I Capitol Parking Information | Capitol Campus Parking MapTVW Recording | Handouts | Presentations


October 18, 2022 - Washington State University Tri-Cities  
Agenda I Campus Map I Remote Access Link I PNNL Presentations I PNNL STEM Education Handouts I STEM Dashboard Framework & Metrics I Cross-Sector Statewide Computer Science Strategic Plan (Summary | Full Report) I Washington STEM Computer Science Plan Presentation

February 23, 2022 - Virtual Gathering  
AgendaTVW Recording


Start Time on TVW

Additional Info

NASA Astronaut Interview
Captain Victor J. Glover, Jr.
0:01:07 Bio
Aerospace Education Continuum
The Museum of Flight Staff
0:23:08 Presentation
Mitigating Lunar Dust With Cryogenic Liquids
Washington State University Student Research Team
0:54:20 Presentation
Kent Valley Advanced Manufacturing: Growth in Space and Growing Skills Demands
City of Kent Economic Development Team
1:21:56 Presentation
Blue Origin - Company Overview and Current Initiative
Michael Edmonds - Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Strategy
1:45:05 Presentation
2022 Legislative Session Overview of STEM-Related Legislation
Marc Webster - Washington Student Achievement Council

September 29, 2021 - Virtual Gathering  
Agenda  I  2022 Draft Legislative Recommendations I Legislative Recommendations Additional Details I Washington College Grant Gap Handout I Cybersecurity Education (PresentationHandout & Video) I Learning Recovery and Student Success (Presentation & Video) I STEM Education Alliance Data & Metrics Subcommittee

June 10, 2021 - Virtual Gathering  
Agenda  I  Teacher Endorsements in STEM Fields | 2021 Educator Shortage Report| Innovative Teacher Preparation Program in Seattle Public Schools | Central Washington University Teach STEM | Metrics Subcommittee Update | 2021 Legislative Session – Recap of Key STEM-related Legislation

March 17, 2021 - Virtual Gathering  
Agenda | State of Innovation Challenge | STEM Survey Results and Initial Roadmap | Metrics Committee I Roadmap to Green Economy (Executive Summary & Report & Presentation)


December 9, 2020 - Virtual Gathering  
Agenda | STEM Alliance Roadmap Presentation I State of Innovation Challenge I Presentations 

February 13, 2020 - Olympia, Washington - Washington State Capitol Campus | Legislative Building 
Agenda | Handouts I Student Presentation I Presentations I Washington State Early Math Strategies


October 2, 2019 - Wenatchee, Washington - Confluence Technology Center
Agenda | Handouts | Presentation Slides

Meeting videos

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


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


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


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


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


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.


    STEM Education Report Cards
    Strategic Action Plan
    Legislative Recommendations

    STEM Alliance Members

    STEM Alliance Members

    Membership List