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iUrban Teen and University of Washington Bothell Bridging the Opportunity Gap in STEM+Art Careers for Puget Sound Youth

November 20, 2014

Deena Pierott
, iUrban Teen, (360) 747-7068
Lisa Hall, UW Bothell, (425) 352-5461,

iUrban Teen and University of Washington Bothell Bridging the Opportunity Gap in STEM+Art Careers for Puget Sound Youth

Bothell, Wash. – On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the nationally recognized and White House honored iUrban Teen Tech will partner with the University of Washington Bothell to host a full day summit focused on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts.

During the summit, more than 100 youth from across the Puget Sound area will engage in interactive STEM+Arts workshops from Google and university faculty and staff. They will be exposed to a variety of STEM careers, including coding, cyber security, gaming, environmental sciences, energy, and healthcare. UW Bothell Chancellor Emeritus and physics professor Warren W. Buck, Ph.D., will be the morning speaker. He will share insights on how students can prepare to fill a proposed pipeline for development and placement in technology and science career paths. In addition to teaching physics, Buck is also exploring the overlaps of physics and visual arts.

The partnership between iUrban Teen and UW Bothell is based on a mutual commitment to providing access for students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented populations. At UW Bothell, 40 percent of STEM students are from diverse backgrounds.

This summit is free and lunch will be provided. Registration required.

About UW Bothell: With more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. In a recent Money magazine study, UW Bothell ranked first in the state of Washington in terms of value and quality. Money also ranked UW Bothell No. 10 among the top 25 public universities and No. 37 overall in the nation. For more information, visit

About iUrban Teen: The iUrban Teen, which has received National Recognition in 2013 as a “Rockefeller Innovation Award Nominee” and White House Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion in August 2013, has its program goals aligned with the White House Grand Challenges mission, which aims to tackle ambitious but achievable goals that harness science, technology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems which include education. The organization is also aligned with the President’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

For more information on iUrban Teen and its program, to register youth or to financially support their growing national efforts by donating, please visit