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Education Notebook: Students get to test out surgical robot

Thu., Nov. 3, 2016

The Rockwood Health System, in partnership with WSU, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Spokane Community College, local high schools and Rockwood Health System’s Deaconess Hospital, will host a science, technology, engineering, math and medicine event to introduce students to robotic surgery.

During the event, more than 300 area students will have the opportunity to test drive Deaconess’ da Vinci robot.

The two-day event takes place Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at WSU-Spokane’s South Campus Facility, room 260, 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.

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The Shadle Park High School band and jazz band will honor veterans with a “Salute to Veterans” concert Monday.

“Salute to Veterans” will feature music from the big band era and patriotic readings and music. The concert closes with “Armed Forces Salute” to recognize those who are serving or have served the country.

The free concert will be at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 4327 N. Ash St.

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Students at Shaw Middle School and Shadle Park High School will get to experience science, technology, engineering, art and math through virtual reality when the zSpace mobile classroom visits the schools Monday and Tuesday.

ZSpace technology combines elements of virtual and augmented reality to create immersive and interactive experiences on the computer.

The mobile classroom will be at Shaw, 4106 N. Cook St., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, and Shadle Park, 4327 N. Ash St., 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to azariap@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5434.



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