SW Washington STEM Learning Network

Activity Update for the Week of 12/28 - 12/31

Happy New Year!

Hayes Freedom High School Recognized for Innovative Internships

Second Annual Congressional App Challenge

Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. This competition allows students to compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app”, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online by 9:00pm on January 15, 2016, as well as provide a video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process. The apps will be judged by a panel of local judges who work within the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields. The app of the winning student or team in each participating congressional district will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (www.house.gov), and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit. For additional details, you can visit www.congressionalappchallenge.us.

Women in Science and Engineering Conference

The University of Washington, Seattle will be hosting their annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) conference on Saturday, February 27th. The conference is focused
toward the woman scholar who is interested in and/or pursuing engineering and science from high school through graduate level.

Workshops and presentations will be offered all day that speak to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational and career opportunities as well as
professional and personal development. The workshops run simultaneously so the individual student can tailor the conference for their interests. Students of all
science and engineering levels are encouraged to attend. The registration fee is minimal, and there are great opportunities to network and explore opportunities.

Scholarship 101

Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 6-7pm

14204 Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue

Vancouver, WA


  • Where to find the best scholarships
  • How to write award-winning essays
  • Helpful tips from prior award winners

Open to all, no matter where you choose to go to college.

LOCATION: Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110

PARKING: Free parking in any Orange lot.

COST: Free

STEM Interviewing Workshop at Columbia River High School

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 2:15pm

800 Northwest 99th Street

Vancouver, WA

Resume and Interview Workshop by Worksource at Hayes Freedom High School

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 12:45pm

1919 Northeast Ione Street

Camas, WA

STEM Speed Networking Event at Pacific Middle School

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 8:30am

2017 Northeast 172nd Avenue

Vancouver, WA

2016 Camas STEM Girls Event

Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 9am-1:30pm

26900 Southeast 15th Street

Camas, WA

Engaging young females in the possibilities of a career in a STEM field. This year the event is limited to Camas students but we plan to make this a regional event next year.


Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 1pm

14204 Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue

Vancouver, WA

AP Connect

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 10:30am-12:30pm

14204 Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue

Vancouver, WA