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Category Archives: STEM

Dozens of students attend Caterpillar’s Introduce a Girl to STEM Day

The Spokane region is home to a business community that provides strong support of education attainment in our community. From sponsoring events and providing resources to both employees and students throughout the area, businesses play an integral role in growing … Read more

Spokane area STEM students get hands-on with robotic surgery

Students from across the Inland Northwest gathered at the WSU Spokane campus earlier this month for a special event, which included a hands-on, practical STEM lesson with Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Surgical System. The event, created by Rockwood Health System … Read more

Business AfterSchool Looking for Workshop Hosts, Receives Grant for Upcoming Year

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is proud to announce the award of a $15,000 grant to Business AfterSchool, a program that brings students into area businesses to highlight industry skills, new technology, research, development and innovation. The grant, awarded by Governor … Read more

Spokane County, WA Students to Receive Unique STEM-Focused Scholarship

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) was created by the Washington State Legislature in 2011 to help local students from low and middle-income families earn high-demand degrees and launch their careers in Washington. This scholarship addresses both rising tuition costs and a … Read more

Eastern WA Robotics Teams Qualify for World Championships

In Spokane, competing in robotics begins as early as Kindergarten and continues through high school graduation. These experiences embed STEM skills in students at an early age and cultivate a love for the STEM and Coopertition® that lasts a lifetime. … Read more

Business AfterSchool Health Care Week: A wellness check for your future!

Business AfterSchool is a series of industry-week workshops that provides on-site experiences in some of Spokane’s highest-demand employment sectors. Students, educators and parents gain perspectives about new technology, research, development and innovation, while gaining insight about how to best get … Read more

Growing our economy through education attainment

Education is the heart of a healthy economy and it is one of the most important assets we have to attract businesses to our region, create new jobs, and ensure we have a strong workforce to fill those jobs. A … Read more

Women in STEM: Why aren’t there more girl scientists?

“Why aren’t there more girl scientists?” The question was simple; the answer is something we’re working on. Posed by one of the youngest students in attendance at last month’s Women in STEM Town Hall — a fourth-grader from Riverside elementary — … Read more

Business AfterSchool Engineering Week Introduces Students to the World of Engineering

Ever wonder if you could sample a career before committing to your degree? Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Business AfterSchool program lets you do just that. Engineering Week gives 8-12th grade students a glimpse into what it’s like to work in the … Read more

Teaching the Teachers Program Connects the World of Education and Business

This fall, as part of our Teaching the Teachers program, teachers took a trip to Bouten Construction to explore careers in skilled trade and management in the construction industry. The purpose? To connect 7-12 grade educators/teachers and their students with … Read more