Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
Join LaunchPad INW for our next LaunchPad Live taping and Technology Community Event, happening next Wednesday May 23rd. This event will feature topics such as the launch of the Spokane STEM Network, the new Mobius Science Center and takes place at MOBIUS in downtown Spokane.
Guest speakers will include WSU Spokane Chancellor Brian Pitcher, who chaired the planning effort
that led to Spokane getting a $220,000 grant award from Washington STEM. The new Spokane STEM
Network will help coordinate programs in Spokane County that emphasize science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in alignment with local economic development.
The network recently hired a new executive director and will be based at Greater Spokane
Incorporated. GSI Director of Education and Workforce Shelly O’Quinn will also be on hand to discuss
how GSI has successfully advocated for STEM initiatives in our region and why its importance is too great to ignore.
We'll also hear from Mobius CEO Chris Majer about the recent developments for the Mobius Science
Center, a 26,000 SF facility featuring seventy-five hands-on, interactive exhibits with complementary
programs and demonstrations, slated to open its doors Fall 2012. Spokane residents and visitors were
treated to a preview of the center though MOBIUSLAB, a temporary installation at Northtown Mall.
The free exhibit featured interactive labs that focused on energy, sound, motion, magnetics, and more.
An estimated 10,000 MOBIUSLAB guests experienced the wonders of cutting-edge science right at their fingertips. MOBIUSLAB was a limited-time sneak peek of the forthcoming Center, which promises to be a world-class science and technology institution.
Washington STEM forecasts robust job growth in areas that require science and technology skills in
Spokane County during the next several years. The test for local school districts and universities will be to provide enough qualified candidates to fill vacant jobs.
If you’re interested in learning more about these exciting initiatives and how Spokane is positioning
itself to be competitive in the 21st century, come see what it’s all about on May 23rd. RSVP here today
to secure your spot!