gear up

GEAR UP celebrates success, highlights hands-on projects

RICHLAND, Wash. – Nearly 100 area students will join school districts across the nation to celebrate National GEAR UP Week on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.   Middle and high school students will work on unique challenges ranging from designing a house that can recover from a flood to creating a zip […]

Artist Simón Silva visits WSU Tri-Cities, area schools

RICHLAND — An artist known for his portraits of farm workers is speaking this week to Mid-Columbia educators and students as part the WSU Tri-Cities early outreach programs.   Simón Silva has appeared before thousands of students of all ages nationwide, focusing on the importance of self-expression and developing personal creativity. His speeches include anecdotes […]

WSU grant will help local middle school students

RICHLAND – The Early Outreach Program based at WSU Tri-Cities worked with 17 school districts and 19 community partners in the region to receive $23.2 million in the form of two six-year competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Education under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).   GEAR UP […]

1,045 seventh graders invade WSU Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. – More than a thousand seventh graders from communities across south central Washington spent a day on the WSU Pullman campus on May 25 as part of a program intended to help school districts serving low-income students demonstrate that a college education is an achievable ambition. Along with more than 40 chaperones, the […]