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Mid-Columbia STEM Education

The Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Center is one of six regional centers serving students in Washington State. MESA is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the mathematics, engineering and science-related professions. Directed toward middle- and high-school students, MESA builds a pathway to college and careers in STEM. Visit


​Delta High School is a small public high school for students living in the Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington School Districts. At Delta, a broad spectrum of students are immersed in STEM learning experiences designed to prepare all students for success in post-secondary education, careers, and citizenship. Visit

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) – Battelle Office of STEM Education has a vested interest in STEM education and sustaining a diversified workforce. PNNL’s mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation, and it relies upon talented individuals to support its mission, now and in the future. PNNL wants to increase the number of individuals who pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM, increase STEM literacy and grow a STEM-capable American workforce. Visit

The Southeast Washington Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Alliance is part of the statewide LASER network. LASER’s vision is to make science an essential part of the education of today’s students for tomorrow’s world. LASER seeks to catalyze sustainable innovation and improvement in K-12 science education. Visit