STEM Education

Delta High School now accepting applications for class of 2024

Pasco's one-of-a-kind, STEM-focused high school is now accepting applications for next year.Current eighth grade students living in the Kennewick, Pasco or Richland School Districts are eligible to apply. Prospective students must be ready to enroll in high school algebra or…

Help a local student get their ‘winter wish'

Students at Delta High School are helping their classmates get their "winter wish" this holiday season, but they need help from the community.The Winter Wishes program allows students to anonymously wish for the needs of their peers. The student club,…

Alumni donate 3,400 lb. petrified log to Columbia Basin College

A piece of ancient history now sits in the lobby of the math and science building at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.A 3,400 lb. petrified log was donated to the geology department by CBC alumni Richard and Gayle Kerr, in…

CBC gifted $20,000 to support computer science education for local teachers

Columbia Basin College has received $20,000 in grant funding to help prepare local K-12 educators to teach computer science. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provided $10,000 and Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, provided a matching…

Sip a "Graduate Golden Ale" and support a budding WSU student

With every pint sold of a limited edition beer by Ten Pin Brewing company, a portion of sales will go towards student scholarships at Washington State University.WSU is partnering with the Moses Lake-based brewery, Yakima Chief Hops…

First year teacher at Captain Gray STEM elementary prepares for the year

Maria Lara still remembers her first day of kindergarten at Ruth Livingston Elementary School in Pasco. She only spoke Spanish and no English. However, after taking an English development class at her school, Lara eventually became bilingual, but she says…

Hundreds of Pasco middle school students learn about water quality

Hundreds of Pasco middle school students took to the Columbia River on Thursday morning to learn more about water quality.As part of a life science class, the students visited a sewer treatment, toured the Pasco wastewater treatment facility and collected…

PNNL to add new research building to its campus

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be adding a new energy sciences research building to its campus.Earlier this week, a $64 million contract was awarded to a Houston-based team to design and construct the building. The building, to be named…

Engineering Technology students at CBC celebrate $75,000 donation

Engineering students at Columbia Basin College have some brand new, state-of-the-art tools to work with this quarter.On Tuesday, the Pasco school recognized Battelle for making a $75,000 donation to the Engineering Technology program. The money was used to outfit the…