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 Spokane STEMposium

 Wednesday, May 27, 2015
WSU Spokane Campus

Middle & High School Students - Showcase your STEM-based project at the 2015 Spokane STEMposium!

The Spokane STEMposium is a one-day event at WSU Spokane that provides students the opportunity to present their STEM projects in a conference setting.

  • Students write technical papers about their projects that are submitted in advance of the event for review and acceptance into the conference.
  • Event day entries include three-dimensional posters and PowerPoint presentations. Projects are evaluated by industry experts. Students with projects earning a superior rating will receive a prize.
  • Projects completed by high school seniors may be eligible to compete for college scholarships.

There is no cost for students to participate in the conference, due to the generous support of STEMposium sponsors.

Click on the "How to Participate" button to learn how you or your students can be a part of this competition!

The Spokane STEMposium is designed to: 

 1.  Encourage students to do real scientific investigations or explore engineering concepts and  inventions.

 2.  Provide students a forum to share their projects with their peers.

 3.  Create a setting of presentations and poster exhibits where students learn from each other about  real life issues and concrete actions they can use to address these issues.

4.  Enable students, through their active participation, to demonstrate their mastery of the WA State Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) Next Gen Science Standards.  

5.  Complete culminating projects for seniors if applicable.

Present a project at the Spokane STEMposium - either as an individual or in a group (maximum four students per group). Scholarship competition does not allow group projects.

1. Session Presenter: Share your project using a PowerPoint, website or video.

2.  Poster Exhibitor: Create a display of your environmental project to showcase during the conference "poster session."


High schoolseniors may be eligible to compete for various college scholarship awards. (We are currently working to secure scholarships for the 2015 event.)

Scholarships for the 2014 event included:

  • Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation STEM Scholarship - $1,000
  • EWU College of Engineering, Health and Science - $3,000
  • U of I College of Ag & Life Sciences - $1,000
  • U of I College of Engineering - $3,000 over two years
  • U of I College of Science - $3,000 over two years
  • WSU College of Science - one $2,000 and one $1,000
  • WSU College of Engineering - $2,000 with the ability to renew three additional years

Coordinators for the Spokane STEMposium consist of scientists, engineers, communicators and educators. Please visit the Contact Us page for more information.

The Spokane STEMposium is the product of merging several programs in the region - Spokane Youth Environmental Conference (SYEC), Inland NW Science Symposium, and Project Lead The Way.

The SYEC was a recipient of the 2009 Science Education Advocate Award: Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER). Funds from the award help off-set substitute and transportation costs for WA teachers to participate in the conference.   


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