• STEM Student Opportunities: 
     2014-2015
     

    Seattle BioMed - BioQuest Academy 

    What is BioQuest Academy?
    Experience the world of biomedical science, get a real-world experience in doing research and making lifelong connections with peers and mentors to prepare for a future STEM-focused career in the biomedical industry. The BioQuest Academy application is now open with an April 15, 2015 deadline.  More details are below regarding this two-week summer program that is offered free to junior year students (graduating class of 2016).

    BioQuest Academy occurs at Seattle BioMed - the largest independent institute in the country solely dedicated to the elimination of global infectious diseases such as AIDS, influenza, malaria and TB. Our research is pivotal to the development of new vaccines, medicines and strategies to combat these illnesses that largely claim the lives of over 12 million people each year.

    At BioQuest Academy, Seattle BioMed scientists will teach students real lab skills, share their passion for overcoming devastating global infectious diseases and will help advance your student’s senior year steps into college and post-secondary opportunities. We are the only lab- based education program located within the footprint of a research institute focused on global health. Careers in the Healthcare sector are experiencing a rapid growth in Washington State and at BioQuest, we are committed to getting our high school students ready and trained for this growth.  

    The BioQuest Academy application is open to all juniors in Washington state high schools. Under-represented students are strongly encouraged to apply, which includes both traditionally under-represented racial groups as well as low-income students, students with limited STEM resources and students who are first in their family going to college.

     Applications and more information can be found at:www.bioquestacademy.org.

     
    3rd Annual West Sound STEM Showcase 

    When: Saturday April 25, 2015
    Where: Kitsap Mall, Silverdale
    What: A Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsShowcase with interactive displays, engineering challenges, informational displays, fun for all!

    Information on the Engineering Challenge for each grade level:

    Elementary Bridge Challenge Information
    Middle School Bridge Challenge Information
    High School Bridge Challenge Information 

     
    UW Computer Science & Engineering
    Summer Camps

    This year the application process for camps will differ slightly from previous years. The applications open on March 9 and they will accept applications until 11:59pm March 16. Those who apply within this time frame will receive notification of their application status by March 23, after which they will switch to rolling admissions for any spaces left.
    Camp Offerings for Summer 2015:
    6/29 - 7/2    High School Co-Ed: Physical Computing
    7/7 -  7/10    High School Co-Ed: Physical Computing
    7/21 - 7/24  Middle School Co-Ed: Android Apps
    7/27 - 7/31  Girls High School
    8/3  -  8/7    Girls High School
    8/11 - 8/14  Middle School Co-Ed: Android Apps
    8/10 - 8/14  Girls Middle School
    8/17 - 8/21  Girls Middle School 
    More information is available at the camps website: http://camps.cs.washington.edu/

    Environmental  Symposium
    YMCA Earth Service Corps, UW Campus
    Friday, March 27th 
    This symposium is an opportunity for high school students to engage in hands-on workshops with environmental experts and teens from around the Puget Sound.  Workshop topics include: environmental justice, habitat restoration, waste reduction, water quality, and more!  Details can be found at: http://www.seattleymca.org/Locations/YESC/Pages/Calendar.aspx 

     
    Girls Who Code - Summer Immersion Experience
    The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers. The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program embeds 20 rising high school juniors and seniors inside a technology company or university setting from 9-4PM each day.  More details about the program can be found at: http://girlswhocode.com/programs/
    Deadline Extended 
    They have extra room in their Seattle summer program so they have extended the deadline to apply until March 6th at 11:59 pm. Click on the link for the form below:

     
     
    National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine
    Students interested in a high school medical summer program led by the National Youth Leadership Forum can find more information and complete the on-line nomination form at the following website:  www.envisionexperience.com
    This program takes place on a college campus and provides real-world medical career experience.  Students who complete the program may be eligible for college credit.  The deadline for nominations is October 17, 2014.
     

    Washington Aerospace Scholars

    Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is an outstanding opportunity for high school juniors to explore science, technology, engineering (STEM) and math within the realm of aerospace.  We have 1,170 alumni spread throughout the top universities in the nation. Additionally, two classes of WAS alumni have graduated college and entered the STEM workforce. We are excited to continue tracking their progress as they mold the future of STEM.

    Student participation in WAS is limited to students who are high school juniors who are at least 16 years of age, U.S. citizens, and residents of Washington state. Students should have an interest in and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and/or math and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students with a GPA below a 3.0 can apply for admission on a conditional basis, and will be upgraded to full status once adequate academic progress is shown.  Participants must also be able to access the internet (at home, school, or a public library).

    Phase One of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program consists of an online curriculum. Students who perform well on Phase One will have an opportunity to participate in Phase Two, a six-day summer residency hosted by The Museum of Flight in Seattle.  At the Summer Residency, participants will work with professional engineers on the design of a human mission to Mars.  Summer residency participants will also receive briefings from experts, tour engineering facilities, and compete in a variety of hands on engineering challenges.  

    Student applications will be available mid-September 2014 for the 2014-15 session of WAS atmuseumofflight.org/WAS. Stay tuned for more information in September.