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GEAR UP celebrates success, highlights hands-on projects
September 23, 2013

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 line that carries a ping pong ball. Group work will be done 10:30-11:30 a.m. in various rooms across the WSU Tri-Cities campus, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded preparation for low-income students to … » More …

High school students can learn about Gates scholarship
September 23, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – High school students, especially seniors, are invited to learn about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program for college funding, including application help, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Lighty Student Services 260 at Washington State University. 

The program selects 1,000 students annually to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any U.S. college or university.

To be eligible, students must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; have a minimum 3.3 GPA; and meet federal Pell grant income and other eligibility.

More information about the scholarship can be found at To … » More …

Students’ inspiring ‘Las Memorias’ in fourth season
August 1, 2013

Las Memorias 2012

Photos show performances from 2012 “Las Memorias.”
Las MemoriasPULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty high school students will take the stage this month in four Washington communities to share pieces of their life stories.
Students from Warden, Pateros, Mabton and Everett are writing about their life experiences and how those experiences have helped shape them as people. The students will choose pieces of their writings to develop into on-stage performances.

The public is invited to attend any of the free performances:

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Collaboration aims to increase learning
November 15, 2007

SPOKANE – Earlier this year Spokane’s largest public educational institutions joined forces in the form of a Riverpoint Math and Science Partnership, co-chaired by WSU faculty, to work toward improved student learning in math and science.

With this mission in mind and a $226,000 grant from the Washington State Higher Education Improving Teacher Quality Program, the partners are developing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) of 11th and 12th grade mathematics teachers and math faculty from community colleges and universities.

The PLCs will further the understanding of college readiness standards in mathematics through collaboration, training and professional development.They will identify the fundamental mathematical ideas that … » More …

High school students shadow health care pros
July 24, 2003

Instead of spending their summer making minimum wage because their parents made them get a job or sunning themselves during the dog days of summer, 27 Eastern Washington students are shadowing doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists through Project HOPE. The program is coordinated by the Area Health Education Center at Washington State University Spokane in partnership with the Office of Community and Rural Health.Project HOPE (Health Occupations Preparatory Experience) is an annual summer internship offered to high school students across Washington state. It is a competitive program for which students must apply early in the spring. This year more than 150 Washington high school students … » More …