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2016 STEM Institute

Washington State LASER

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Friday, July 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Application Instructions:

For Team Leads:

If you are the designated Team Lead, you will need to create a team profile. Once you have made your team profile, you will fill out your personal information. When you are finished you will be able to send an email to the rest of your team to invite them to join.

In the past, we have asked for each team to include a community member as one of the five team members. We realized that having a communtiy partner attend for the whole week was a challenge. This year, we are asking Team Leads to identify and work with a community member to attend on Monday and Tuesday, for an additional cost of $300 (this is to cover one night at the hotel, meals and materials). This person will also have the opportunity to be a part of our STEM Showcase. Your community member should also fill out this form.

For Team Members:

If you are Team Member search the teams listed for your team, then fill out the personal information. If you do not see your team, email or your Team Lead.

Application Process:

Applications are due on Friday, April 1st, 2016. All team members information should be completed at this time. Once the team lead has established the team and submitted their information we will send you a confirmation. Team Leads will be asked additional questions about the current STEM education program at your distict, school or consortium.

The following criteria will be used by a screening committee to select STEM education leadership teams:

  • Evidence of a leadership team with the skills, commitment, and credibility to lead a STEM education effort.
  • A team that includes:

    1. an administrative lead with financial decision-making authority
    2. experienced teacher leaders from the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subject areas (note: teachers do not have to have experience teaching STEM, they can be from one subject area, i.e. a Math teacher)
  • In your application, the committee will look at the qualifications of individual team members, the team’s willingness to attend and fully participate in all sessions, and the team’s ability to develop and lay the groundwork for implementation of a STEM Education Action Plan.

Acceptance letters will be sent to the Team Lead on April 18th, 2016.


What is the cost of the Institute?

The cost is $6000 for a team of up to five members. Additional team members can be added for $1700 each. Teams from small districts (less than 2,000 students) are eligible for a slightly reduced cost if they are unable to bring five team members. Each team member will be provided all necessary materials; have a private hotel room for four nights; be provided all breakfasts, lunches, and one dinner during the week. Teams will be invoiced by Pacific Science Center after they have been accepted.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your information after you have submitted it.

For more detailed information on the STEM Institute visit our website: 

Have questions about 2016 STEM Institute? Contact Washington State LASER


Monday, June 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Friday, July 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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