Creating new opportunities for coming generations

“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…”

— President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015

Diversifying the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) areas is not only about securing the future of American economy, but it is also about reflecting and transforming historical inequities that tear apart the social fabric; it is about accepting differences, embracing social justice principles, and creating new opportunities of engagement. At the College of the Environment, we promote the creation of spaces were students, faculty, and staff can engage with different communities through diverse forms of outreach and engagement.

Watch the videos of our past events:

Several of our units and centers have programs focused on STEM outreach:

In addition, UW has diverse programs to support K-12 STEM education:

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STEM Outreach Network

This is as a community of students, staff, faculty, and postdocs, interested in expanding opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to broader audiences, through outreach and public engagement. The STEM Outreach Network nurtures active collaboration between UW members and surrounding communities, organizations, and institutions involved in science outreach/education to work together and develop stronger partnerships.

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For UW groups and individuals participating in outreach activities with youth

Administrative Policy Statement 10.13 Requirements for University and Third Party Led Youth Programs protects the well-being of youth (i.e., individuals under age 18) involved in UW programs, activities, events, and research, and safeguards them against harm. It is everyone’s responsibility to protect youth from harm. Those who have interactions with youth as part of their UW duties must follow the specific requirements below.

Make sure you comply with all the indicated requirements.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion