Stories tagged: engineering
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.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
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.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
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 …
Sun., June 5, 2016
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.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 17, 2015
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 …
Wed., March 25, 2015
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 …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
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,” …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
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 …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
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 …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012
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 …
Mon., June 4, 2012
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 …
Thu., May 3, 2012
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 …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012, 11:38 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
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 …