STEM Showcase

Saturday, September 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CenterPlace Regional Event Center

2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane, Valley, WA 99216

The Valleyfest STEM Showcase will entice kids and adults to engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and be in the Great Room at CenterPlace Regional Event Center on September 25, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc

Helping students discover their inner engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc is committed to developing the next generation of innovators through the support of science, technology, engineering, and math education. Our hope is to capture the interest of local students early in their education to spark a desire to learn more about engineering and manufacturing.

We’ve designed a portfolio of offerings that include hands-on field trips, classroom visits, and immersive events. Activities are led by our own professionals and equipped with our supplies.

Schweitzer Engineering’s page for K-12 Outreach

Girl Scouts and STEMThe Girl Scouts of Eastern WA and North ID are Changing the World with Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathGirls are natural-born scientists! They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. We introduce Girl Scouts of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help them see how they can actually improve the world—whether they’re discovering how a car’s engine runs, learning to manage finances, or caring for animals.

FIRST® LEGO® League Season Challenges
Every year, FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new Challenge based on a real-world, scientific theme.

Starting with Discover, children are introduced to the fundamentals of STEM while working together to solve fun challenges and building models using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

As participants progress into Explore, children will take their background knowledge of STEM and put it into practice as they work in teams to design and build robots using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 system.

Once they are ready to move into a competitive setting, they join Challenge and apply their STEM skills combined with critical thinking to work with a team, build a robot, and compete in an exciting, mission-based robotics game.

STCU Here for Good
Join STCU Kids Club and make saving fun! Free for kids who want to be smart about their money — and experience the fun of saving. Join the fun! Saving is fun!

New STEM Explorer Kits offer hands-on activities for students in grades K–5

NASA Ambassador – Joe Bruce

Joe Bruce is a NASA Ambassador. Hereceived a BA in Secondary Science Education from Central Washington University in 1981. He is always a popular attraction at the STEM showcase.

NASA

ELLO

Everyday Language and Learning Opportunities (ELLO)

EWU CSTEM (College of STEM)

Forensics (Chemistry/biochemistry); Geosciences; Environmental Science; Biology; Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Mathematics.

EWU CSTEM Departments are Forensics (Chemistry/biochemistry), Physics, Geosciences, Environmental Science, Biology, and Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Mathematics.

WSU Extension / Spokane County 4-H

Washington State 4-H Youth Development education creates supportive environments for all youth and families to reach their fullest potential. Washington State University 4-H Youth Development is developing young people to become productive citizens who are engaged in positive change, meeting the needs of a diverse and changing society.

West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

The goal of the Outdoor Learning Center is to connect students to nature. It’s a teaching and learning facility for students and teachers in grades Pre K-College. Their site includes several teaching stations that give students opportunities to learn about the varied ecosystems of Eastern WA. Students spend their time learning about topics such as plants, wildlife, geology, water ecology, and conservation just to name a few! Their campus features two classroom buildings with many things to see and interact with, live and taxidermied animal displays, several ponds and streams, and many native plant species. Their facility has tortoises, boa constrictor, turtles, geckos, bearded dragon, falcon, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, guinea pigs, and African cichlids. They also have a raptor sanctuary with educational birds including a pair of great horned owls. Come see who they bring from their menagerie to Valleyfest!

Eastern Washington Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Learn all about the Eastern Washington Regional Science and Engineering Fair held in Spokane in the spring.  It’s for all students in grades 6-12 to learn about companies in Pullman, UW Medical School, WSU Health Sciences campus, Spokane School District and about 40 local teachers. It is a research project competition for students in STEM as well as a STEM festival.

Northwest Treasurers

North Idaho College