InnovaTek is Founding Sponsor of Mid-Columbia STEM Network


Richland, WA – Through its $5,000 contribution to the Washington State STEM Education Foundation InnovaTek is a founding sponsor of the Mid-Columbia STEM Network which is being created to make a substantial and sustainable impact on the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the Mid-Columbia.  It is one of several STEM networks across Washington State designed to support a unified system of STEM education – fostering partnerships, scaling best practices, and increasing impact.

“As the owner of a business that creates and manufactures innovative clean energy technology, I witness on a daily basis the need for employees with a rich STEM education” said Dr. Patricia Irving, founder and CEO of InnovaTek.  “It provides the foundation to help solve complex problems in collaborative and creative ways.  I am excited to be a founding member of this community’s STEM Network to help increase opportunities for young people to participate in high-demand, high-paying STEM careers that contribute to a sustainable future. We live in a complex world where critical decisions and choices must be made for problems and issues that are difficult to understand.  A STEM-literate population in all realms of society will contribute to informed decision-making and meaningful progress for future generations.”

About InnovaTek, Inc.
InnovaTek, Inc. provides engineering solutions and creates products for sustainable power.  The Company is a leader in fuel processing technology and advanced catalysts for hydrogen production from petroleum and renewable fuels. InnovaTek’s vision is to use innovative non-combustion catalytic technologies to move the world away from wasteful fossil fuel combustion and toward clean, efficient electrical energy generation from renewable, sustainable biofuels, providing a path for a better quality of life for future generations.   The Company is developing biofuel production technology and integrated fuel cell products for electric vehicles, auxiliary power systems and distributed energy applications.  Learn more about InnovaTek at

About the Washington State STEM Education Foundation
The Washington State STEM Education Foundation was established in 2008 by concerned leaders from the private sector who approached the Kennewick, Pasco and Richland School Districts with a visionary idea to create an innovative STEM high school specifically designed to prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace. The Foundation helps support this revolutionary school, Delta High School, with the mission to create a substantial and sustainable impact on the quality of STEM education in the Mid-Columbia.  It is a national model for generating passionate support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Public Education: Every Student, Every Day.  For more information visit