RISE UP/GEAR UP

New Husky Stadium technology

Some of the renovations made to the University of Washington’s new Husky Stadium in Seattle are easily noticeable. There is no longer a track separating the first row of fans from the field. There are many, many more concession stands and bathrooms. And those rickety wooden bleachers have finally been replaced. Other changes, though, are more difficult

Yakima Valley VEX Winter Challenge

Yakima Valley VEX Winter Challenge for all Washington state middle and high school VEX Robotics Competition teams. When: December 13, 2014 Where:  Toppenish Middle School Toppenish, Washington Registration Deadline: December 10 Details

Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 8-12

Washington state has: 19,058 open computing jobs (growing at 3.2x the state average) 794 computer science graduates 62 schools teach computer science The Hour of Code is coming… Washington state needs computer scientists!  More info

Future engineers get a ‘redshirt season’

In an idea borrowed from college athletics, the University of Washington and Washington State boost promising engineering students — many of them women and minorities — with an extra year of academic work. Read full article.

What is HCDE?

New comics class aims to answer the question For a field that prides itself on making life easier for users, its name – “human-centered design” – is remarkably hard to explain. Read full article

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