Stories tagged: stem
Sun., June 11, 2017, 4 p.m.
Staying sharp: Five tips for keeping kids’ brains engaged over summer break
Learning doesn’t have to stop when the last school bell rings. As lazy days of summer loom, parents can encourage steps for keeping kids intellectually engaged to avoid that potential …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 4 a.m.
Nonprofit to help make up for state’s unfunded scholarships
A Montana nonprofit is stepping in to help after the state’s STEM scholarship program said it didn’t have enough money to fund students’ spring 2017 scholarship awards.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Montana not able to pay STEM scholarship winners for their awards
Students who were awarded a Montana STEM scholarship will have to find another way to pay their tuition this spring as the Legislature doesn’t have the funds to pay the …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The humanities can bridge learning and healing for veterans
It seems that the entire national discussion about education has been taken over by four letters: STEM. The performance of American students on STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, mathematics …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
EWU receives NSF teaching grant for STEM training
Eastern Washington University received a National Science Foundation grant to fund improvements to their STEM teacher-training programs, Tuesday.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Boeing announces $6 million in grants for science, math
Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
Tod Marshall: Arts education integral to learning
From Leonardo to Einstein, we can find evidence of the bond between creativity – artistic thinking – and the sciences.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Odessa High School student wins prestigious science prize for erosion studies
MARLIN, Washington – Stacia Lesser grew up in the house where her father was born on a family farm in this tiny town about 20 minutes outside Odessa. Surrounded by …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Girls outperform boys in test of tech-engineering literacy
Eighth-grade girls are not only as skilled as boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them, they may even be a little better, a study released Tuesday …
Thu., May 12, 2016
Editorial: Focused scholarships a smart investment
The genius of the program is that it not only targets careers in need of more workers, it targets people who might not have been able to afford college.
Tue., April 5, 2016
Opinions from past add new perspective
Past editorials weighed in on primary voting, lazy students, rock ‘n’ roll, public transit and seat belts.
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 5:24 p.m.
Teen inventors win MIT grant
Eight students from the Riverpoint Academy won a grant from MIT to build a device that will help refugees power portable electronics. They will present their final project at MIT …
Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 7:55 a.m.
EWU student’s letter on sexism goes viral
Eastern Washington University senior wrote a letter to the editor of the school newspaper noting the challenges faced by women in STEM fields. He couldn’t have guessed that it would …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 4 p.m.
Young inventor’s Ability App gains traction
Alexander Knoll, a Post Falls fifth-grader, came up with the idea for Ability App to help people with disabilities research accessibility and related services. He will present his invention at …
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Outside view: Profiling case casts shadow over minority STEM students
The following commentary from the Dallas Morning News does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. A studious-looking high school freshman wearing a NASA T-shirt was led …
Tue., June 23, 2015
EWU, Mead students set to launch collaborative rocket, plane project
Seven high school students from Mead have joined a team of rocket builders from Eastern Washington University to drop a remote-controlled plane from 10,000 feet in the air. At a …
Thu., April 9, 2015
Mobius reopens in temporary home inside downtown library
Youthful yelps of delight and discovery echoed from Spokane Public Library’s third floor Wednesday as children explored Mobius Science Center’s exhibits in its new, temporary location. The uncommon library sounds …
Fri., April 3, 2015
Idaho lawmakers approve state STEM center
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers have agreed to set up a STEM Action Center, a new state office under Gov. Butch Otter that would coordinate efforts from schools and industry to …
Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
Valley Tech nurtures curiosity at STEM camps for kids
The wiggling stops and their attention narrows. In almost no time, fourth-graders are identifying human bones, building circuit boards and coding video games. “If they taught this in school, I’d …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
North Central’s Institute of Science and Technology opens with fanfare
Students at North Central High School received a special welcome on their first day of school. Elected officials and school administrators joined students before classes Wednesday to unveil a three-story …
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 …
Sat., June 14, 2014
Pasadena Elementary students study seeds from space station
In Melissa Fennen’s second- and third-grade classroom at Pasadena Park Elementary School, students learned about the life cycles of plants, how they go from seed to plant and back to …
Sat., April 26, 2014
Inland Northwest leaders ready for annual lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.
For the 20th year in a row, Greater Spokane Incorporated will send a large delegation of government and business leaders to the nation’s capital next week to lobby for regional …
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013
WSU opening branch campus in Everett to meet aerospace industry needs
Washington State University is developing another branch campus to feed a workforce need, this time in Everett. The focus of the campus is science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
High-schooler Adam Parish hones his pitch for Startup Weekend Spokane
Adam Parish, 17, plans to start and run a successful company someday. Startup Weekend Spokane is part of that plan. A few years ago, the high school senior was shy, …
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy looks to build endowment
Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy can be described in one word: unconventional. That applies to the students, the classes, the equipment and, soon, a funding source.
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
Education in motion: Hands-on experiments teach STEM concepts
In Maya Heissenbuttel’s science of technology class Monday, seventh-grade students were making videos demonstrating Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. The team of Kaleb Sabota, Jaymon Manzie and Elizabeth Tyler set …
Sat., July 27, 2013
It’s out of this world
Elementary students taking summer school in the Central Valley School District have been learning about space and our solar system during the district’s annual STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) …
Thu., June 20, 2013
Home-school mom turns outings into Exploring Families
River Greenfield, 5, scaled the steep rock face like a seasoned pro. Wedging his feet into a tiny ledge he looked down and waved to his mother, Jessa Greenfield. River …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Here’s the Dirt: Nursing home being converted
Community Frameworks Inc., a nonprofit housing development agency, is converting a former nursing home at 424 W. Seventh Ave. into 29 apartments primarily for lower-income residents.