By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

ImagineTomorrow_2018 logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Registration is now open for the Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow competition, May 18-20, 2018, at Washington State University Pullman.

The Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow competition challenges students grades 9-12 from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana to tackle the world’s sustainability challenges with fresh, well-researched ideas.

Now in its 11th year, Imagine Tomorrow offers students three competition themes: The Itron Food, Energy and Water Challenge; the Boeing Aerospace and Transportation Challenge; and the McKinstry Built Environment Challenge.

Imagine Tomorrow provides educators with an opportunity to apply a real-world focus to their STEM teaching principles in and outside of the classroom. The competition encourages student collaboration, creative thinking, and builds awareness of the key societal challenges that are facing the world today.

“I am in my 30th year of teaching and have not seen anything that motivates, challenges and encourages students academically like Imagine Tomorrow,” said Barry Reifel, technology instructor at Yakima’s East Valley High School.

In 2017, more than 114 teams competed for $60,000 in prizes.

Imagine Tomorrow teams will present their projects at the competition May 18-20.

Participation, including housing and meals, is free.

Visit for details and to register.



Brett Stav, public relations/marketing director, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, 509-335-8189,

Todd Vanek, conference coordinator, Imagine Tomorrow, 509-335-0841,