Riverways Education Partnerships


Learn more about the program below. If you have questions, email us at riverways@uw.edu


What is STEM ASB?

STEM ASB is a quarter-long program where students take a preparatory EDUC 401 seminar in Winter quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:50 pm), then spend the week of spring break (March 22 – 27, 2021) running STEM outreach programming with middle and high school students in the Yakima Valley.

What Schools Do We Work With?

Our partner schools this year include:

  • Toppenish Middle School
  • Campbell Farm
  • CATS Academy
  • PACE High School
  • White Swan High School

Our STEM ASB facilitators inspire the leadership, learning capacities, and interest in science among youth of the Yakama Nation and Yakima Valley! We would love to have you join our team!

Group picture of the 2019 STEM ASB facilitators.

Why Should You Join STEM ASB?

We could give you a million reasons for why you should join STEM ASB. But don’t take our word for it. Take it from past facilitators, student participants, and their parents …

“There was one girl who was very quiet. After the second day, the teacher heard from the girl’s parents that the student could not stop telling them about all the activities because she was so excited about them!”

– UW facilitator

“You all need to become teachers so you can come back soon!”

– 8th grade student

“I just want you all to know that you are remarkable. I watched how you were with our kids all day, and you were really skilled at it – I loved seeing them so engaged! I just want to say thank you for doing this with us.”

– Father of a CASE ASB student

Join CASE!

If you are interested in a 2-quarter program where you can teach about soil science and planetary geology, you can also check out our program CASE (Culture & Science Exchange). (Same application link)

These projects are supported by NASA and Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions at – riverways@uw.edu