SEPA Project

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The Engaging Families to Enhance Science Learning and Interest in STEM careers project is made possible by Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and includes novel inquiry-based curriculum for students and structured activities for families in the community and at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Click to learn more...


2012-2013 SEPA Project Results

Thanks to everyone’s dedication our first year of the project was very successful overall. Students from the following six schools participated in three scheduled events and completed assessments measuring content knowledge and interest after each event:

  • Lakeridge Elementary, Seattle
  • Evergreen Elementary, Bethel
  • Neah Bay Elementary, Cape Flattery
  • Skyline Elementary, Lake Stevens
  • Sunrise Elementary, Puyallup
  • Wilkeson Elementary, White River.

Here are the 2012 -2013 Student Assessment Results

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2013-2014 SEPA Project Results

This year we were excited to engage with even more students and their families as we increase the number of schools that participated in the project to 10! In addition, each participating school will received two Science Adventure Lab visits, one on Vital Signs and a second with our newest module “Sense, Think, Move: Exploring Brain Functions”. Here are the participating schools for the 2013-2014 school year:

  • Cascade View Elementary, Tukwila
  • Evergreen Elementary, Bethel
  • Hawthorne Elementary, Seattle
  • Lakeridge Elementary, Seattle
  • Midway Elementary, Highline
  • Mount View Elementary, Highline
  • Neah Bay Elementary, Cape Flattery
  • Olivia Park Elementary, Mukilteo
  • Sunrise Elementary, Puyallup
  • Wilkeson Elementary, White River

Here are the 2013 -2014 Student Assessment Results


2014-2015 SEPA Project Results

We continued with the same 10 participating schools this year and saw even greater gains and family participation than last year! We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all of the participating teachers and families who deserve equal credit for these amazing results.

Here are the 2014-2015 Student Assessment Results

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