Join us for the EWRSEF on March 16th, 2017 at the WSU Spokane Campus!


We are excited to announce the Spokane STEMposium has transitioned into the Eastern Washington Regional Science and Engineering Fair (EWRSEF). We are continuing the tradition of hosting an annual science and engineering competition to support STEM competency in our community, but there a few things that will be different.

What's Changed?

  • Participants must reside in an Eastern Washington County - Spokane, Whitman, Lincoln, Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille.
  • All projects must have an adult sponsor - this can be your teacher, a scientist, or another adult with a science background.
  • Eligible students must be in grades 6-12.
  • All participants can advance to the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair .
  • The number of projects will be limited so register early.
  • Select winners in grades 9-12 will be eligible to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair!
  • Select winners in grades 6-8 will be eligible to attend Broadcom MASTERS
  • All presentations must be done on poster board; no more PowerPoints! 🙂
  • In lieu of writing a paper, students will need to keep and display a chronological research journal.
  • Students can work individually or with a two to three person team.
  • Lunch will no longer be provided.  There will be places to buy lunch on campus.
EWRSEF is designed to:
  • Encourage and reward innovative student research and provide professional scientists and engineers the chance to interact with some of the best and brightest young students in Eastern Washington.
  • Provide students a platform to share their projects with their peers and learn about STEM related issues and careers.
  • Promote an understanding of STEM research among middle and high school students.
How does it work?
  • You can work on a project by yourself or in a team (maximum of 3 students) on the science or engineering project of your choice.  It needs to fall within one of the Fair's Project Categories.
  • Register online and submit a research plan by February 15, 2017.
  • Projects involving human participants, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, or hazardous chemicals must register and get permission before starting experiments.  Register as soon as possible but no later than January 11, 2017. 
  • Submit the abstract of your completed work by March 10, 2017.  Only one abstract needed per project.
  • On the day of the fair, bring your project display, project notebook, abstract, research paper (recommended but not required), and all of your completed paperwork.
  • At the fair, you will be given 5 minutes to explain your project to a team of professional scientists and engineers. The category judges will evaluate your project based on the WSSEF Judging Criteria.