Capital Region STEAM Network

The Capital Region STEAM Network was established in 2017 to organize school, business, and community organizations interested in enhancing career readiness and STEM learning opportunities in the region consisting of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties.

Capital Region STEAM Network

The Capital Region STEAM Network was established in 2017 to organize school, business, and community organizations interested in enhancing career readiness and STEM learning opportunities in the region consisting of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties.
Backbone Organization:
ESD 113 and RALLY
Lorie Thompson
Capital Region STEAM Network Director

Overview

Despite the economic struggles throughout the region, businesses offer many STEAM jobs for which our students are not qualified to pursue, especially our youth from rural communities, youth of color, youth with disabilities, and those impacted by poverty. The Capital regional community needs to build an innovative, well-qualified workforce to grow current businesses and attract businesses of the future.

The Capital Region STEAM Network is committed to building a healthy, sustainable, collaborative regional infrastructure to enhance STEAM learning opportunities so that all children in the region can look forward to a positive career.

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.

View the South Olympic regional STEM by the Numbers report here.
For citations and references on this report, click here.


Programs + Impact

Collaborative action to advance STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is essential to the region’s educational and economic future. The Capital Region STEAM Network was founded by the Regional Alliance for Youth (RALLY) whose mission is to “rally communities to nurture our children and youth from cradle to career.”

Enhancing each student’s curiosity, creative problem solving, critical thinking and technical skills developed through STEAM learning will build students’ capacities and encourage lifelong learning.

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