Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Aug. 25, 2009

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




$2.6 million grant will create alliance to double number of degrees awarded to minorities in technical fields

…. The National Science Foundation will support an alliance of institutions from Idaho, Oregon and Washington which will employ a collaborative model that has proven successful around the country, increasing minority success in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs and boosting the number of minority students that go on for graduate education in STEM fields. … The Pacific Northwest alliance will include: Chemeketa Community College, College of Western Idaho, Columbia Basin College, Highline Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Seattle Central Community College and Yakima Valley Community College.

7thSpace Interactive, August 21, 2009

http://7thspace.com/headlines/317696/26_million_grant_will_create_alliance_to_double_number_of_degrees_awarded_to_minorities_in_technical_fields.html See also: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2009/08/24/daily11.html


Schools Find Energy Savings in Lighting Retrofits, Green Roofs

Olympic College in Washington state expects its power consumption to drop by more than 813,000 kilowatt hours per year …

Environmental Leader, August 25, 2009



News Brief:  General Plastics Mfg. Co. graduates 25 Overview of Manufacturing Principles program

The program was managed and presented through Tacoma Community College’s Corporate and Continuing Education Division.  The General Plastics program is partly funded by a grant from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Composites World, August 25, 2009



Highline CC CCI students take a legislative tour in Washington State

Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, Rep. Skip Priest, R-Federal Way, Rep. Mark Miloscia, D-Federal Way (in photo)
Community Colleges for International Development Spring 2009, page 11






Google and Microsoft: The Battle Over College E-Mail

Time Magazine, August 14, 2009



U.S. students behind in math, science, analysis says

CNN.com, August 25, 2009



DREAM Act would aid migrant students

The News Tribune, August 25, 2009



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