We are a group of graduate students, undergraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty at the University of Washington, Seattle. Our goal is to:

encourage, inspire

& (st)empower

students in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii to pursue STEM-related activities and education post-graduation. If you wish to participate in our activities on either end, please contact us!

STEM Pals is generously supported by UW MEM-C
(NSF grant DMR-1719797)



Demos, games, workshops, competitions, and lab tours with discussions on relevant concepts and small-group activities.


On several aspects of STEM: personal life, diversity, career, internships, research and college admissions, life, and other crucial topics followed by informal discussion sessions.


Mentorship between college-attending STEMentors and small groups of STEMentees (students), whether on research projects, general life, or academics.

Current Projects [last updated: 01/03/2023]

– Booths: Introduce a Girl to Green Technology (02/18), Westgate Elementary (02/23), Echo Lake Elementary (03/01), Louisa Boren (03/15)
– NanoCamp! with Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii (March 2023)
– Summer 2023 coding workshop
– Virtual office hours with Kamehameha Schools

– STEM demo kit development
– Activities (Augmented/Virtual Reality, flashlight soldering…)
– Competitions (agar plates…)
Academic Journal Sharing Service
– Department of Energy Early Career Network (DOE IDREAM ECN) partnership

Pacific Science Center local community engagement
Lecture (02/09)
– Spring 2023 STEM RSO fair
– Community outreach through social media TikTok/radio/TV/etc
– Collaborations with CEI & MEM-C
– Internal social events

Latest Events and Updates