TAG Whatcom STEM

Whatcom STEM

Do you represent a local organization supporting STEM? See our Community Partners page for details on how you can join TAG and collaborate.

Whatcom STEM Partners

Bellingham Makerspace

Bellingham Makerspace

About: The Makerspace is a volunteer run non-profit with a big heart for connecting the Bellingham community and beyond. We provide access to creative tools, trades, and education for Makers from all walks of life.
Contacts: Mary Elliot, Executive Director (email); Jeremiah McCoy, Manager (email)
Resources: Website

Bellingham Public Library

Bellingham Public Library (BPL)

About: The Bellingham Public Library serves the residents of Bellingham and Whatcom County, circulating over 1.6 million items annually to almost 60,000 active cardholders. Our library is known throughout the state and nation for its high use among community members. In state-wide data, Bellingham Public Library consistently ranks among the highest circulation per capita and among the most-visited.
Volunteer Opportunities: Tech Helper Volunteer
Activity: Tech Help every other Wednesday afternoon
Contacts: Library Admin (email)
Resources: Website, Tech Helper Volunteer Application


Computers for People in Need (C4PIN)

About: C4PiN is committed to the planet and its people. We accept donations of used computers, peripherals and other e-waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Donated computers meeting our specifications are refurbished for reuse. All e-waste donations that cannot be refurbished are broken down and responsibly disposed of through our recycling program. We accept the following items: Computers (Desktop, Laptop, All-in-One), Printers, Flatscreen TVs, Cables, Phones, Audio Equipment, and Office Equipment.
Contacts: Douglas Bestle (email)
Resources: Website

Seamonsters Robotics

Seamonsters Robotics

About: The Seamonsters are FRC Team 2605 and are 25+ members strong. Our mission is to create an environment within the team that is as enriching as it is gratifying, where every student is presented with equal opportunities to pursue their interests in the applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Volunteer Opportunities: Program mentor
Activity: Build season begins in January and competition begins in March.
Contacts: Program Email (email)
Resources: Website


Social Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (SAVE)

About: We give students the skills they need to be more self sufficient by showing them how to start their own businesses! In addition to our ongoing Kids Biz Club courses at Alderwood and Cordata Elementary Schools, SAVE will be offering business startup courses for residents of Agape House in conjunction with the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham beginning in January 2020.
Contacts: David Spring, Executive Director (email)
Resources: Website

SPARK Museum

SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention

About: The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention provides exciting and educational experiences for audiences of all ages and backgrounds through innovative programs and a world-class collection of artifacts representing the historic development of electricity, radio and early technology. Spark embraces the wonder and mystery of electricity.
Contacts: Abby Russell, Program Coordinator (email)
Resources: Website


Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS)

About: Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects classroom teachers with tech-industry volunteers to create sustainable CS programs. Volunteers support teachers as they learn to teach CS independently over time.
Contacts: Rachel Huang, Pacific Northwest Regional Manager (email)
Resources: Website