May 19: Students showcase science, technology projects

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Presentation-from-last-year's-STEMposium-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Over 200 middle and high school students from eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana will participate in the third annual Spokane STEMposium at Washington State University Spokane on May 19.

STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) posters and presentations by students will be evaluated by education, business and industry experts. Students with projects earning a superior rating will receive an award. High school seniors can compete for college scholarships.

STEMposium team from 2015 competition.

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The Spokane STEMposium is designed to:
• Encourage students to use problem solving skills to conduct scientific investigations, explore engineering concepts and produce technological innovations.
• Provide a public forum to connect education and the business community around STEM.

Student scholarships have been provided by the Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho and WSU. Additional cash scholarships are available due to the gracious support of various event supporters.

Conference sponsors include: Alaska Airlines, Community Health Association of Spokane, Northeast Washington Education Council Foundation, Spokane Public Schools, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, TransCanada, US Bank, WSU and Wendle Motors.


Curt Sande, WSU Spokane MESA program, 509-358-7965



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