STEM Education

Richland native snaps photos of hometown from outer space

RICHLAND, Wash. — NASA Astronaut Kayla Barron, a Tri-Cities native and Richland High School graduate, snapped some out-of-this-world photos of her hometown during her recent five-month venture in space. Barron posted three photos of Richland to her Facebook page…

Free Hanford Virtual Career Fair looks to fill around 1,700 jobs

RICHLAND, Wash-- Several companies and organizations are partnering to host the One Hanford Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Event Hosts U.S. Department of Energy/Office of River Protection (Richland) Columbia Basin College Washington State University…

Tri-Cities twin sisters achieve Eagle Scout award

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Local twin sisters in the Tri-Cities achieve Scouts BSA's (Boys Scouts of America) highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. Scouts BSA Blue Mountain Council in Kennewick said Aditha and Ashitha Chintapatla with Troop 219 are two of…

Oregon Zoo and scientists unveil a new plan to save the polar bears

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Polar Bear Research Council (PBRC), composed of zoo professionals and polar bear researchers, released its 2022 master plan, developed to help protect polar bears through advanced research, according to an Oregon Zoo press release. [caption id="attachment_2415868" align="alignright"…

Reading for the Future: Team Read

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Reading for the Future highlights a critical reading program offered by the Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia (CRFMC).  Team Read is a one-on-one mentoring program where…

NASA promotes STEM Education at CWU with hefty grants

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — As part of an effort to expand STEM education in the Northwest United States, NASA will award $8.5 million to Central Washington University over the next four years for instructional programs. According to an announcement from CWU…