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Get ready for STEM Exploration Night

The annual FWPS STEM Exploration Night will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Learn about all the ways you can participate!

Join us at STEM Exploration Night, an evening that will spark STEM curiosity towards a BRIGHT future!

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) is proud to announce the annual STEM Exploration Night will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Federal Way High School.

Join us and thousands of PreK-12th grade scholars to explore the many possibilities through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). By attending this event, you'll be inspired to explore, prepare for, and launch into STEM opportunities, and ultimately, exciting STEM careers!

This year's scholar-voted theme is From Imagination to Innovation. Almost everything we use today was just an idea someone developed and made a reality. At the event, see how your STEM journey in FWPS can help you turn your imagination into innovation! During the evening, you can check out booths, engaging and informative panel discussions, interactive activities, and more!

The event will spark STEM curiosity in young students and provide further insight into career possibilities for our emerging leaders. Students of all grade levels will find what they need to exploreprepare, and launch into one of the many STEM opportunities leading to high-demand careers in our region.  

Did you know? By 2030, 87% of high-demand, family-sustaining jobs will require a postsecondary degree or credential, and 67% of those jobs will be STEM-related ¹. It is important for FWPS to provide scholars with the ability to explore opportunities in STEM, which is one of the many pathways to a BRIGHT future! 

Scholars and Families

Are you ready to have fun?! 
Learn everything you need to know about STEM Exploration Night, from participating booth partners and activities to prizes and parking.



Are you ready to inspire young minds?
Help us produce a captivating event by hosting a STEM booth, activity, or participating in a panel discussion to share about STEM careers!



Would you like to increase our capacity and resources?
Sign up to be an event sponsor through a monetary or in-kind gift to help us improve this year's event.



Attend a hands-on workshop, demonstration, or showcase for awe-inspiring STEM experiences. Scholars can choose from a variety of experience offerings that pique their interest. From diving into a memorable virtual reality adventure and exploring coding with Sphero robots, to creating engaging content for social media marketing and STEM gardening, there is something to engage all scholars in grades PreK to 12! 


Stop by one or all the participating booths representing each STEM Exploration Night pathway. Want to learn more about health and wellness? Make your way to the Health Sciences area. Curious about the next steps to pursue training and a career in Artificial Intelligence? Visit the College and Career Readiness area to talk with post-secondary schools to learn more about their program opportunities and how you can prepare for them as an FWPS scholar. 

panel discussion

Get current STEM career and industry insight from companies and STEM experts making waves in emerging STEM industries. This is your chance to dive a little deeper to learn how professionals have carved a path in STEM, what the future of STEM looks like, and how you can be a part of the future!

It was great to see everyone so interested in our activity, and we enjoyed spreading awareness of the actuarial profession!

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Business and Marketing Program of Study

Explore Booths by Pathway

Booths are organized by STEM pathways and are available throughout the building for students and families to explore career interests by gathering information, engaging in hands-on activities, and more. Below, you'll find an Icon Key to see what each booth experience offers quickly, but be sure to read the details, too - you'll find some hidden gems!

  • 📝 Informational Materials Available
  • 🖐 Hands-on Activity
  • 🌋 Demonstration
  • 💬 Other Languages Spoken Than English

Explore Events by Category

STEM Exploration Night offers many experiences for students of all ages. We invite you to explore and attend the annual STEM Film Festival, panel discussion, experience rooms, CTE features, demonstrations, and more!