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