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Washington STEM Launches with Inaugural Grants for Schools and Education Programs

Private sector, educators and civic leaders collaborate to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the state

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SEATTLE -- Washington STEM, a new state-wide education nonprofit, has made an inaugural investment of $2.4 million to 15 educators, schools and education nonprofits from all corners of the state. The organization was created to discover and scale innovative approaches for improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education as a means for creating better opportunities for students. The inaugural grantees represent leading edge ideas with evidence of success across the K-12 spectrum throughout Washington state. Each grantee is generating discoveries that will have far reaching benefits for communities beyond their own.

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