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March 26: STEM documentary to premiere at Murrow Symposium

Imagine Tomorrow on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Compton Union Building in Pullman.

By Brett Stav, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A documentary film exploring the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education will premiere March 26 at Washington State University’s 43rd Annual Edward. R. Murrow Symposium.

“Imagining Tomorrow: STEM and the Future of Work,” a film by Hal Calbom and Sustainable Media Partners, will premiere 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, in the CUB Jr. Ballroom on the WSU Pullman campus. The event is free.

Sponsored by Itron, in association with Washington State University, and Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow, the film shows how society could be doing more to excite student interest in STEM careers, improve opportunities for young women and people of color, and bridge skill gaps between education and industry.

“It’s not so much what we’re teaching as how we’re teaching it,” said Hal Calbom, writer and producer of the film. “In 16 months of research and filming, we found energized, engaged students and teachers creating innovative, outside-the-box programs at their schools. It was a complete revelation and a lot of fun.”

The film includes footage from WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow high school sustainability competition, and interviews with leaders of the education and technology community, including Amazon, Itron and The Boeing Company.

 

Contact:

  • Brett Stav, public relations/marketing director, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, 509-335-8189, brett.stav@wsu.edu

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