By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. – More than 200 middle and high school students from eastern Washington and western Montana will participate in the annual Spokane STEMposium at Washington State University Spokane on May 27.
The event provides a public forum to connect the education and business communities around STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
It also encourages students to use problem solving skills to conduct scientific investigations, explore engineering concepts and produce technological innovations.
Students will present STEM projects to be evaluated by industry experts. Students earning a superior rating receive an award. High school juniors and seniors may compete for college scholarships.
Conference sponsors include: CH2MHill, CPM/Inland Asphalt, NEWEC, NWBDA, Numerica Credit Union, PAML, Spokane Aquifer Joint Board, Spokane Conservation District, Spokane Public Schools, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, TransCanada, WSU and Wendle Motors.
Student scholarships are provided by Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho and WSU. Additional scholarships are available due to the gracious support of various event supporters.
For more information about the Spokane STEMposium, visit http://www.SpokaneSTEMposium.org.
Joanna Moznette, WSU Spokane MESA program, 358-7966
Margee Chambers, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, 477-4727 ext. 114