UW Bothell co-hosts Sally Ride Science Festival

Published: October 6, 2014

UW Bothell co-hosted the first Sally Ride Science Festival in the Pacific Northwest. Organizers and 100 volunteers set the stage for more than 500 attendees – mostly girls – to engage in two dozen workshops and 30 exhibits. They met former astronauts, tested hands printed by a 3D printer, learned about anatomy and robotics, and of course, made slime.

The festival, primarily focused on engaging middle school girls in hands-on activities to sustain their interest in STEM fields, was brought to UW Bothell by former astronaut Capt. Wendy Lawrence. As a member of the UW Bothell Advisory Board, Lawrence knew we would be a perfect fit because of our commitment to engaging more girls, women and other underrepresented groups in STEM.

Mouse over the slideshow below to view photos from the festival.

Thank you to all of our sponsors:

Pathway Partners – $5,000
Boeing Company
UW Bothell Advisory Board
Slalom Consulting
Cascadia Community College

Festival Partner – $2,500

Friend of Festival – $1,000
Challenge Island
UW Health & Sciences Minority Student Programs
Zymo Genetics

General Sponsor – $500
Lease Crutcher Lewis
American Elements