2021 Legislator of the Year Awards
View the press release announcing the award recipients for the 2021 Legislator of the Year Awards here.
About the Legislator of the Year Awards
Washington STEM’s Legislator of the Year Award is presented annually to members of the State Legislature who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation and policies that promote excellence, innovation, and equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education for all Washington students, especially those furthest from opportunity.
To be considered for the award, legislators must demonstrate an awareness and interest of equity in STEM education in their respective communities, actively engage in Washington STEM’s two focus areas- Career Pathways and Early STEM, and advocate for improved policies and practices as they relate to STEM education.
Washington STEM Advocacy
With the 2022 Washington legislative session underway, Washington STEM, alongside our STEM Network partners, will continue to advance our policy priorities with Washington students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and rural students at the center of those efforts.
This year, we are supporting proposals, bills, and initiatives that strengthen and create educational opportunities for historically underserved students in our state, investments that are sorely needed in Washington’s early learning systems, and increasing access to the critical technology that every student needs to support their education.
Read more at the 2022 Advocacy landing page.