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Decades-old bomb disposal robot presents challenge for Sacajawea engineering class

A public-service appeal came Thursday morning from Spokane Police Officer Toby Bryer, who told an advanced engineering class at Sacajawea Middle School that the public could use their help.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

$650,000 grant helps Spokane Falls Community College attract women, minorities to engineering program

Spokane Falls Community College will use a $650,000 National Science Foundation grant to attract women, minorities and students from rural areas to its engineering program.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

Facebook’s invisible Seattle team wrangles the digital deluge

More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hours of video, and fires …


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:26 a.m.

WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research

Students from Eastern Washington’s two public universities are scoring recognition – and funding – for research on a wide range of topics.


WSU Tri-Cities holds inauguration for new college

A small car sat in the lobby of the WSU Tri-Cities’ wine science center building. The vehicle represents what makes the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences special, said …


Education Notebook: FAFSA workshop scheduled at 5 local high schools

There will be FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) form completion workshops at SPS high schools throughout the month.


UW engineering grad wasn’t a ‘girl’ among men in ’51

For all those years the story has gnawed at Luella Armstrong, now 86. It concerned that year’s graduation coverage at the University of Washington. The headline was, “One girl in …


Doug Clark: EWU’s engineering showcase humbling for slacker like me

“Five, four, three, two…” This was the moment, the closest I’ll ever come to calling myself a rocket scientist.


Report: Anti-bullying policies should be preventive

WASHINGTON – Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address …


EWU hosts research exhibit for undergrads from around the globe

The task sounded complicated but was rather straightforward, particularly for a mechanical engineering student like Jonathan Aston. A prototype robot that enabled special-needs kids in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to retrieve toys …


Spokane hires new county engineer

The state’s largest county road system has its next chief. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday selected Mitch Reister as the county engineer, who oversees more than 2,500 miles of …


GU student of robotics wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship from British

The call from the British consulate came in the middle of class. Gonzaga University senior Chris Birmingham stepped into the hallway to answer it, remembers saying something like “No way,” …


Local, national efforts aim to draw girls into STEM fields

Women are a workforce minority in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions, four fields that the U.S. Department of Commerce expects to grow at twice the rate of other professions …


City holds firm on hire

Despite a nearly $500,000 estimating error on a bridge renovation project, Spokane City Hall is standing behind its decision to put a small-businessman with no engineering training in charge of …


City of Spokane’s Serbousek keeps his eyes on the road

How can you tell which kids are likely to become engineers? They’re the ones like Mark Serbousek. The treehouse builders and tunnel diggers. The ones who tear something apart to …


Getting There: EWU students’ device to help investigate wrecks

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office may soon be able to pinpoint the exact speed a vehicle was going when it crashed thanks to a device created by four Eastern Washington …


STEM grant to develop education

A Washington nonprofit organization has given $220,000 to spearhead development of a local program focusing on science, technology, engineering and math education. Washington STEM, the nonprofit, also supports the creation …


Coeur d’Alene tree removal could cost $1.6 million

COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene engineering firm is estimating that removing hundreds of trees along the city’s dike road as ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could …


Adventurer connects thrill-seeking, trigonometry

Summer 1977. John Herrington, suspended from the University of Colorado for lousy grades, hangs by one arm from a cliff, holding a prism for highway surveyors, earning four bucks an …