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Camp sparks engineering interest for Native Americans

Washington State University’s Native Youth Exploring Engineering Camp, the only camp of its kind in the country, will offer Native American students throughout the region the opportunity to learn about engineering and experience university life June 15 – 20. The camp, located at the university’s Pullman campus, is free to Native American students in grades 9 – 11 and includes their teachers in the program. This allows students and teachers to return to their schools with a renewed enthusiasm and understanding of math and science, said Charlena Grimes, NYEE camp director and academic coordinator for the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture. The camp, established … » More …

Nursing names new director of advancement

The Intercollegiate College of Nursing/Washington State University College of Nursing has named Deborah J. Haberman to Director of College Advancement. The announcement was made by Dean Dorothy Detlor.”We are pleased to have Debbie leading our advancement efforts during a crucial time for the nursing profession,” said Detlor. “Her wealth of development, education, research and service experience, combined with her familiarity of the WSU system will serve our college well as we address the present challenges of a growing nursing shortage and the economic unrest of many health care organizations.”Haberman comes to the college of Nursing from Washington State University Spokane where she served as the … » More …

Project HOPE encourages students in health science

For summer interns exploring health-care professions under Project HOPE (Health Occupations Preparatory Experience) hospital patients suddenly became more than patients — they became people who needed a positive outcome. And that’s when the interns started to understand why people choose the health care/caregiver profession, says project coordinator Bettie Rundlett.Project HOPE, a program of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at Washington State University Spokane, is an annual summer internship offered to high school students across Washington state. This year, some 27 health-care facilities in 11 Eastern Washington communities — Chelan, Chewelah, Manson, Moses Lake, Othello, Pasco, Prosser, Spokane, Sunnyside, Tonasket and Yakima — hosted 20 … » More …

Native Americans consider nursing options, current crisis

Young Native American men and women from 12 different tribes throughout Washington and New Mexico toured the WSU Pullman campus and its cadaver lab on Thursday as part of the 7th annual Native American Summer Institute. The event, sponsored by the Intercollegiate College of Nursing/Washington State University College of Nursing, is designed to help Native American high school students explore the career opportunities open to them in nursing and the health care field.It is hoped that many who attended will be part of the solution to the current health care and nursing shortage crises currently impacting Native American communities, as well as the nation.The institute, … » More …