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 (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and career connected learning in Whatcom County.

Whatcom STEM Overview


TAGNW leads 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 programs and services.

Whatcom STEM Partners are businesses, nonprofit organizations, education institutions, and local government who advocate and/or provide STEM education and career connected learning programs and services 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 Healthcare, Life Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy, Construction, Finance, Education, and Nonprofit.


We are currently in the planning phase: establishing affiliation relationships, operations, and communication systems. Partner and Sponsor outreach will launch in Summer 2021, with initial programs directly following in Fall 2021. Upon launch, Whatcom STEM will have it’s own website featuring Partner news and events, shared community resources, Partner organization profiles. Communications will include social media and a monthly newsletter.


Whatcom STEM Partners each advocate and/or provide programs and services in support of STEM education and career connected learning.

Partners: Bellingham Technical College, Western Washington University, Port of Bellingham, Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington, Whatcom Community College, Youth Engagement Initiative, and growing!


TAGNW orchestrates affiliation with fellow STEM and career connected learning organizations across Washington State to expand statewide and regional knowledge and programs to Whatcom County and participate in the larger community. Thank you all for your support.

Affiliations: Career Connect Washington, Northwest Educational Service District 189, Northwest Washington STEM, Skagit STEM, Snohomish STEM, and Washington STEM.


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. We would love to hear from you.