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Aug. 17-19: Boeing Computer Programming Camp for middle-school students

By Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Rachel Wong
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PULLMAN, Wash. – A free computer programming camp for middle-schoolers, designed to help promote the students’ logical thinking and problem-solving skills. is being spearheaded by Rachel Wong, a College of Education doctoral student. » More …

Sept. 7: How racial change will affect election, country

David-DomkeSEATTLE – “Tectonic social change” means that the November U.S. presidential election will “define this nation for generations,” according to author David Domke. He will be the featured speaker at a sold-out annual lunch Sept. 7 for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. » More …

Scientists publish case study for growing food on Mars

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

MartianPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and the University of Idaho are helping students figure out how to farm on Mars, much like astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, attempts in the critically acclaimed movie “The Martian.” » More …

Social media tested as job-relevant learning resource rather than distraction to tough computer science learning

comp-sci-photo-80By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – The isolation of problem solving for beginning computer science students can cause them to flounder and fail. It also doesn’t reflect the teamwork that goes on in the computing profession. » More …