The Spokane STEM Network, housed within Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), is NEWESD 101’s Career Connect Washington (CCW) Regional Network; one of nine CCW Regional Networks across the state, identified by educational service districts (ESD). CCW Regional Networks play an integral role in scaling regional, cross-industry partnerships that lead to expansion of career connected learning (CCL) opportunities for Washington youth.
April 14, 2021
Events
Coming up on May 10, this workshop will give middle and high school students a glimpse at what it is like to be a med student here in Spokane. First, volunteers from the school will walk through week-to-week schedules. They will discuss exams, tutorials, PCP, and anatomy. They will look at case-based learning and showcase a short patient case. Then, the UW representatives will walk attendees through how to be successful in med school and what to do now in high school if they think they may be interested in pursuing a healthcare career.

Registration can be found here.
On April 22, N2X will share with middle and high school teachers, counselors and educators their history as a business that works to provide experiences that make the content come alive, through partnerships with industry and higher education. They will share an overview of "Viruses and Vaccines" content that can be taken back to the classroom to address the current context of the pandemic and the vaccine rollout. N2X is partnering with WSU Health Sciences Spokane as they discuss the partnerships in the community they have created including Mead School District and their "Medical Mystery" night as well as career pathways necessary for the health sciences programs. Anyone who signs up by a week before the event will receive a mailed gift bag from our partners. Attendees will also receive 2 STEM clock hours.

Registration can be found here.
Programs
Avista and Newtech Skill Center are excited to announce the Summer 2021 Energy Pathways program applications are open! Avista is offering interested incoming junior and senior high school students at participating schools the opportunity to do an immersion experience in energy delivery that could help them discover a potential career. The FREE 3-week program includes facility tours and hands-on activities designed to help them develop fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities for a career in energy. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a financial award. This is open to students who will be Juniors and Seniors in the 2021-22 school year. A short written or video essay is required to be considered for the program. Student recommendations will be accepted, but are not required. Applications are due no later than April 16, 2021.

Applications are found here.
Wagstaff is excited to announce the dates for Wagstaff’s 2021 Production Manufacturing Academy, which will run July 12-30. The Summer Production and Manufacturing Academy is for incoming high school juniors and seniors. This program is available for 20 students to experience production and manufacturing from a hands-on perspective, learning how to work from concept through design, engineering, production and even sales by working through each stage in teams with instruction, practicum, and guided learning. Participants will have opportunity to tour Wagstaff and other manufacturing locations, observe manufacturing and engineering processes, learn from instructors, participate in production processes, and learn skills such as welding, Solid Works (including 3D printing) and production management.

For more info click here
CMTV is excited to debut their first academy, a five-week targeted course to give anyone the skills they need to succeed in video production.This course will give the attendees the skills to produce and distribute their own original videos.

To read more and register, click here.
CMTV is also hosting 2 week-long camps this June and July. The CMTV Academy Camp is a hands-on training program where 13-17 year old students will produce videos and make connections with other teens. It will be held at CMTV’s downtown state-of-the-art TV studio and taught by a professional team of production experts.

Read more and register here.
Members of the Class of 2021 who are committed to pursuing a STEM-related field at a two- or four-year college or university are invited to apply now to be a part of this spring’s STEM signing day. Just like signing days for athletes, STEM Signing Day honorees sign a letter of intent to pursue their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics goals. The honor is presented by Boeing. 

Click here to learn more.
Scholarships
  • Building Industry Association of America (BIAW) Scholarship: Since its inception, BIAW has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships and grants to students who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to developing a career in the home building industry. The deadline to submit a scholarship or grant application is Friday, May 14, 2021.

  • Spokane Valley Sunshine Rotary Scholarship: Seniors graduating from high schools in the greater Spokane Valley or Freeman area and planning to attend a community college, vocational or trade school in Fall 2021 (with a need for financial assistance) are encouraged to apply for a scholarship of up to $3600 per year for two years! The deadline to apply for a scholarship has been extended to April 15, 2021.

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About Spokane STEM
Spokane STEM is a collaborative effort of early learning, K-12, higher education, business and community organizations to further STEM learning and innovation throughout our region. The work of Spokane STEM is supported by Greater Spokane Inc., in partnership with the NorthEast Washington Education Service District 101.

About Career Connect WA
Career Connect Washington was created by Governor Jay Inslee, with support and funding provided by the Washington State Legislature, to provide our state’s young people with expanded opportunities to gain real-world experience through a fully integrated career connected learning system. Business, labor, educators, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and many others have come together to create a strategy for making these opportunities available in every part of our state to every student as part of their academic journey.
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