Eastern Edge: Women in STEM

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Name: Eastern Edge: Women in STEM
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
Summary
STEM has been a buzzword in academia, news media, politics—just about everywhere. And with the increased focus on educating, recruiting and retaining talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing it more in our communities. However, what we’re not seeing is an increase in diversity among STEM fields—both in higher education and industry—and specifically, lack of women in classrooms and careers.
 
Come learn why a disparity of women in STEM is an issue—and what Eastern Washington University and our community partners are doing to address it—at the inaugural Eastern Edge community forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Dr. Leslie Cornick, Associate Dean for the EWU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, will emcee the forum, and moderate a panel discussion with alumna Angela Jones, JD, the new CEO of Washington STEM. Panelists include EWU alumnae Lisa Godsil, Processing Engineer at Boeing, Rebecca Long, Lead DevOps Engineer at RiskLens and President & Founder of the non-profit organization Future Ada, and Shannon Kellam, Associate Engineer at Lamb Weston; along with current EWU students NAME and NAME. 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.
 
*PLEASE NOTE: Speaker lineup is tentative and subject to change.
 
Website
www.ewu.edu/easternedge (not yet published)
 
About Eastern Edge
Eastern Edge showcases how EWU’s talented experts are transforming the way we think, learn, and do—in and outside the classroom—by presenting their work in a community forum and roundtable discussions. The series features faculty, staff and alumni who are powering this region with their groundbreaking research, new approaches to teaching and learning, or leading initiatives to address community issues.
 
Community Partners
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
Mobius
 
Proposed Sponsorship Levels
$1,200 – Presenting/Title (1 available)
  • "Eastern Edge presented by COMPANY NAME" for event name + full-page ad and logo in printed program + logo listed as "Presenting Sponsor" on materials + recognition in remarks + 2 tables of 10 + promo item or collateral on tables (to be provided by sponsor) + optional pull-up banner displays (to be provided by sponsor)
 
$750 – Major (2 available)
  • 1/2-page ad and logo in printed program + logo listed as "Major Sponsor" on materials + recognition in remarks + table of 10
 
$500 – Supporting
  • Logo in printed program + name listed as "Supporting Sponsor" on materials + recognition in remarks + table of 10
 
$500 – Student Success Sponsor
  • Logo in printed program + name listed as “Student Success Sponsor” on materials + recognition in remarks + table of 10 filled with at least 3 or more students
 
Proposed Registration Pricing Options
$30 – individual registration
$275 – table of 10 ($25 savings)
$25 – non-sponsored individual student or community partner (restricted to our non-profit partners who tie into the initiatives/partnerships we're announcing: Mobius, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts)
$225 – community partner table of 10
Summary
STEM has been a buzzword in academia, news media, politics—just about everywhere. And with the increased focus on educating, recruiting and retaining talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing it more in our communities. However, what we’re not seeing is an increase in diversity among STEM fields—both in higher education and industry—and specifically, lack of women in classrooms and careers.
 
Come learn why a disparity of women in STEM is an issue—and what Eastern Washington University and our community partners are doing to address it—at the inaugural Eastern Edge community forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Dr. Leslie Cornick, Associate Dean for the EWU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, will emcee the forum, and moderate a panel discussion with alumna Angela Jones, JD, the new CEO of Washington STEM. Panelists include EWU alumnae Lisa Godsil, Processing Engineer at Boeing, Rebecca Long, Lead DevOps Engineer at RiskLens and President & Founder of the non-profit organization Future Ada, and Shannon Kellam, Associate Engineer at Lamb Weston; along with current EWU students NAME and NAME. 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.
 
*PLEASE NOTE: Speaker lineup is tentative and subject to change.
 
Website
www.ewu.edu/easternedge (not yet published)
 
About Eastern Edge
Eastern Edge showcases how EWU’s talented experts are transforming the way we think, learn, and do—in and outside the classroom—by presenting their work in a community forum and roundtable discussions. The series features faculty, staff and alumni who are powering this region with their groundbreaking research, new approaches to teaching and learning, or leading initiatives to address community issues.
 
Community Partners
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
Mobius
 
Proposed Sponsorship Levels
$1,200 – Presenting/Title (1 available)
  • "Eastern Edge presented by COMPANY NAME" for event name + full-page ad and logo in printed program + logo listed as "Presenting Sponsor" on materials + recognition in remarks + 2 tables of 10 + promo item or collateral on tables (to be provided by sponsor) + optional pull-up banner displays (to be provided by sponsor)
 
$750 – Major (2 available)
  • 1/2-page ad and logo in printed program + logo listed as "Major Sponsor" on materials + recognition in remarks + table of 10
 
$500 – Supporting
  • Logo in printed program + name listed as "Supporting Sponsor" on materials + recognition in remarks + table of 10
 
$500 – Student Success Sponsor
  • Logo in printed program + name listed as “Student Success Sponsor” on materials + recognition in remarks + table of 10 filled with at least 3 or more students
 
Proposed Registration Pricing Options
$30 – individual registration
$275 – table of 10 ($25 savings)
$25 – non-sponsored individual student or community partner (restricted to our non-profit partners who tie into the initiatives/partnerships we're announcing: Mobius, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts)
$225 – community partner table of 10
Location:
Spokane Convention Center
Date/Time Information:
OCTOBER 23, 2019

Run-of-Show

11:30-11:55 a.m. | Registration + Networking
11:55 a.m. | Leslie asks attendees to find their seats
11:59 a.m. | The New Think video plays (gets everyone’s attention)
12:00 p.m. | Leslie welcomes attendees to the first Eastern Edge, a series… and then introduces Dr. Cullinan
12:02 p.m. | Dr. Cullinan welcomes attendees, acknowledges sponsors, notes excitement about this series
12:05 p.m. | Leslie introduces the topic and its importance… and then introduces Angela
12:10 p.m. | Angela gives brief remarks
12:15 p.m. | Leslie & Angela introduce panelists
12:20 p.m. | Panel Discussion
12:40 p.m. | Audience Q&A
12:50 p.m. | Leslie provides closing remarks, announces partnerships with Mobius, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and announces 100 Women Strong initiative… and then invites attendees to stay for roundtable discussions
1 p.m. | Roundtable discussions, facilitated by EWU faculty/staff at each table
  • Questions TBD re: topic
  • Questions TBD re: other community/industry issues
  • Questions TBD re: potential EWU partnerships
2 p.m. | Wrap-up
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