Whatcom STEM

Whatcom STEM

TAGNW is proud to announce Whatcom STEM: a new partnership of businesses, nonprofit organizations, education institutions, and local government to collectively advocate for STEM education, career-connected learning, and digital literacy in Whatcom County.

Whatcom STEM Overview

Mission

Develop and promote STEM education, career connected learning, and digital literacy in Whatcom County.

Status

Whatcom STEM has soft launched in April 2022 with orientation meetings and partner activities to prepare for a May 2022 launch. Initial launch includes the establishment of partners, collecting organization and program information, and readying for the new Whatcom STEM website which will include resources and centralize communications throughout Whatcom County featuring Partner news, events, announcements and organization profiles, community resources, and community campaigns. In addition to infrastructure and communications, TAGNW will host a monthly Whatcom STEM event highlighting stories, resources, and news, which will be freely available to our community.

Cost

Whatcom STEM is FREE for all at launch! Our focus is on establishing Whatcom STEM as a true community effort. Costs will be determined for our September 2022 Academic Year Launch. Nonprofit organizations ALWAYS participate in Whatcom STEM for FREE. Financial support of Whatcom STEM is appreciated! Donations are accepted directly by TAGNW, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsorship opportunities will be available shortly.

Organization

TAGNW facilitates Whatcom STEM as a major TAGNW program, providing shared infrastructure and communications, and managing relationships with Affiliations, Partners, and Sponsors. As a Whatcom STEM Partner, TAGNW also provides technology resources, programs, and services.

Whatcom STEM Partners are businesses, nonprofit organizations, education institutions, and local government agencies who develop and/or promote STEM education, career-connected learning, and digital literacy in Whatcom County. As we launch Whatcom STEM, a few initial Whatcom STEM Partners comprise the Whatcom STEM Planning Committee.

The Whatcom STEM Planning Committee provides guidance during the formation and launch of Whatcom STEM, providing insight from their personal and professional experience, and on behalf of their Partner organizations.

Whatcom STEM Sponsors are Partners that financially support Whatcom STEM operations, programs, and services. In gratitude, sponsors will be provided sponsorship benefits, including invitation to serve on the Whatcom STEM Advisory Committee and Whatcom STEM Industry Committees.

The Whatcom STEM Advisory Committee comprises representatives of Whatcom STEM Partners and Sponsors. Members are invited to represent their organization on Whatcom STEM Industry Committees.

Whatcom STEM Industry Committees provide guidance regarding their industry to influence Whatcom STEM programming, represent current industry knowledge, and guide development. Industry Committees in planning include Construction, Energy, Engineering, Finance, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Technology, and Manufacturing.

Partners

Whatcom STEM Partners each individually advocate for and/or provide programs and services in support of STEM education, career-connected learning, and digital literacy in Whatcom County. Partners include:

Affiliations

TAGNW orchestrates affiliation with fellow organizations across Washington State to expand statewide and regional knowledge and programs to Whatcom County, and participate in the larger community. Affiliations include:

Partner Information Form

Whatcom STEM Partners are invited to complete our Whatcom STEM Partner Information Form to integrate your organization’s information into a new Whatcom STEM website in development, join Whatcom STEM meetings, and join the Whatcom STEM Partner Mailing List.

Not a Whatcom STEM Partner and are interested to participate? Submit your information and we will reach out to you to discuss! We would love for you to join us in promoting and developing STEM education, career-connected learning, and digital literacy in Whatcom County!

Contact Information Form

ANYONE interested in Whatcom STEM is welcome to complete our Whatcom STEM Contact Information Form. We’ll add you to the Whatcom STEM Mailing List and keep you informed of activities.

Contact

Interested to learn more? Become a partner? Volunteer? Please contact Michael Gan, Executive Director of TAGNW, with any questions or comments at director@tagnw.org. What programs and resources would you like to see Whatcom STEM provide? We would love to hear from you.