Apple STEM Network
Apple STEM Network
The Apple STEM Network is a three-dimensional alliance of K-12, Higher Ed, and community partners seeded at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, including the cities of Cashmere, Wenatchee and East Wenatchee in Chelan and Douglas counties. They represent a diverse region with tremendous potential for STEM industry in agriculture, energies, and innovation. With their collective efforts, they intend to: provide a constructive support system for educators who aim to meet the rising challenge for all students to develop 21st century skills and STEM literacy, to integrate community mentorship and promote authentic project-based learning and field experiences for all levels of education, and engage students in exploring the world of opportunities on the horizon through STEM.
STEM by the Numbers
Washington STEM’s annual STEM by the Numbers reports let us know if the system is supporting more students, especially students of color, students living in poverty and/or rural backgrounds, and young women, to be on track to attain high-demand credentials.
Programs + Impact
Science in our Valley Series
In 2017-2018, the Apple STEM Network served as a key convener for the “Science in our Valley” series. Scientists and science educators in the Wenatchee Valley organized a seminar series to catalyze the development of an engaged regional scientific community. Researchers at Washington State University, Wenatchee Valley College, and the local United States Department of Agriculture labs in partnership with the Apple STEM Network, gathered together for 10 weekly seminars to promote the amazing scientific research in the valley.
Pizza, Pop, and Power Tools (1, 2, 3, 5) –
May 16, 2017, Wenatchee Valley College
More than 200 8th grade girls connected with non-traditional careers for women, connect with female professionals and challenge themselves to try new skills, and learn about the education and training needed for a range of career paths. Partners: Wenatchee Learns Connect and Chelan PUD.