The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
Wash. DOT says many of Big Bertha’s cutter-head openings are clogged with dirt and debris.
For educational technology teacher Douglas Hall, higher education is integral for preparing tomorrow’s technologically savvy employees.
A campaign to help Washington kids go from fearing — and sometimes flunking — math and science to embracing careers that require technical skills is celebrating its first anniversary this week. So far, nonprofit Washington STEM has given out $3 million for programs that will reach about 16,000 children around the state, and is reporting modest, but measurable progress.