The inaugural Eastern Edge community forum will examine the lack of women in STEM and what Eastern Washington University and our community partners are doing to address it.

The lack of diversity in STEM fields is staggering—both in higher education and industry—and specifically, lack women in classrooms and careers. Women earn less than 20 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science and engineering—two of the STEM fields with the largest growth potential.

During the Eastern Edge luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 23, EWU student and alumnae panelists will discuss the topic. Following the program, faculty and staff will facilitate roundtable discussions, diving deeper into the issue, as well as exploring additional community and professional needs from attendees.

Please click here to register and join this important community discussion.


Eastern Edge: Women in STEM
Presented by F5 Networks
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Spokane Convention Center, Ballroom 111BC

Lunch included
$30 – individual
$275 – table of 10



  • Lisa Godsil, ‘91
  • Rebecca Long, ’06 & ‘13
  • Shannon Kellam, ‘19
  • Vernice Keyes, EWU student


  • Angela Jones, ‘05
  • Leslie Cornick, PhD


Eastern Edge is a series of community forums and roundtable discussions designed to showcase the work of EWU experts who are changing the way we think, learn and do — both inside and outside of the classroom. Eastern Edge events demonstrate how Eastern faculty, staff and alumni are powering our region through groundbreaking research, new approaches to teaching and learning, and powerful solutions to issues of concern in our community.