Eastern Edge Women in STEM

Presented by F5 Networks

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Spokane Convention Center

Details

Spokane Convention Center
Ballroom 111BC

Registration/Networking: 11:30 a.m. – noon
Luncheon/Panel: noon – 1 p.m.
Roundtables: 1 – 2 p.m.

Map

Featuring

Panelists:
Lisa Godsil, ’91
Rebecca Long, ’06 & ’13
Shannon Kellam, ’19
Vernice Keyes, EWU student

Moderators:
Angela Jones, ’05
Leslie Cornick, PhD

Women in STEM

In this thought-provoking forum, you’ll learn why the lack of women in STEM persists in 2019—and what Eastern Washington University and our community partners are doing to address it—at the inaugural Eastern Edge community forum.

Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—STEM—have exploded in the last decade, and are projected to increase by another 1 million jobs in the next decade. Students who graduate with STEM training are also competitive for non-STEM jobs because they have the teamwork and problem-solving skills that employers need in the 21st century workforce. Washington is a national leader in STEM with growing technology, biomedical, and advanced manufacturing sectors. These careers also have the greatest wage potential, which can literally transform lives and bring families out of poverty. Unfortunately, that growth potential is not reaching a significant proportion of prospective talent.

The lack of diversity in STEM fields is staggering—both in higher education and industry—and specifically, lack of women in classrooms and careers. Women earn less than 20% of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science and engineering—two of the STEM fields with the largest growth potential.

During the luncheon, EWU student and alumnae panelists will discuss the topic, co-moderated by Angela Jones, CEO of Washington STEM, and Leslie Cornick, PhD, Associate Dean for the EWU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Following the program, EWU faculty and staff will facilitate roundtable discussions, diving deeper into the issue, as well as exploring additional community and professional needs from attendees.

Panelists & Moderators

Registration

Lunch included | $30 – individual registration | $275 – table of 10


Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

F5 Networks

Major Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Spokane Journal of Business

Major Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Umpqua Bank

Supporting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

GeoEngineers

Supporting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Coffman Engineers

Supporting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Wagstaff

Student Success Sponsor

Student Success Sponsor

Avista

Student Success Sponsor

Student Success Sponsor

Itron

Student Success Sponsor

Student Success Sponsor

MW Consulting Engineers


Chamber/Association Partners

West Plains Chamber, Spokane STEM: fueled by GSI, and Spokane Workforce Council

Thank you for your support of Eastern Edge!

About Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge is a series of community forums and roundtable discussions designed to showcase the work of EWU experts who are changing the way we think, learn and do — both inside and outside of the classroom. Eastern Edge events demonstrate how Eastern faculty, staff and alumni are powering our region through groundbreaking research, new approaches to teaching and learning, and powerful solutions to issues of concern in our community.

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