Washington STEM Rising Star Awards
Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners!
Learn more about our Awardees
Eliza Dawley from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane
Harmony Grace from Tyee High School in SeaTac
Jazzmin Lane from the Science and Math Institute in Tacoma
Lizbeth Medina from Stanwood High School in Stanwood
Estefany Pelayo-Mata from Davis High School in Yakima
Deborah Sheriff from the Quileute Tribal School in Forks
Samantha Miranda Silva from Delta High School in Kennewick
Olivia Strandberg from Chelan High School in Chelan
Kimberly Verdeja Soto from Burlington-Edison High School in Mount Vernon
Audrey Zdunich from Long High School in Longview
Christine Zhang from Olympia High School in Olympia
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Join us on Facebook and Twitter beginning on Oct 17th for a week-long celebration of these amazing young women!
About the Awards
Washington STEM believes every girl should have access to, and feel empowered to take advantage of, the transformational opportunities STEM has to offer. The Washington STEM Rising Star Awards highlight young women doing just that!
The awards honor girls who embrace STEM education and who explore STEM in ways that will support their education, career, personal development, and the development and needs of others. This annual statewide effort acknowledges one student, nominated by a wide array of education, community, and business leaders, from each of the 11 Washington STEM Network partners/regions.
In addition to being honored as their regional Washington STEM Rising Star, online and in the media, awardees receive a $500 stipend, some cool STEM goodies, and personal development/mentorship opportunities.
We are not accepting nominations at this time. For future awards, please contact your local Washington STEM Network partner for information about the nomination process in your area.
- Participate in STEM activities in or outside of the classroom (robotics, 4-H/ag science club, computer science group, etc.)
- Develop or create STEM projects in or outside of the classroom (website development, business ventures, STEM related art, etc.)
- Use STEM as a means of service to their community and/or family (tutoring, volunteering with a STEM-based community program, etc.)
- Have a general passion for learning and exploring topics in STEM (exhibits infectious enthusiasm for STEM activities and/or topics)
- Excel academically, particularly in STEM-focused subjects (exceptional grades or evaluations in a STEM course/class or overall)
For a complete list of last year’s awardees, visit the 2021 Rising Star landing page.