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Bellevue College RISE electric car project

Bellevue College Students Help Build a Car of the Future That Gets 100 MPG

 

Today Bellevue College students helped build an ultralight carbon fiber car that gets 100 MPG—right in the middle of campus. The students worked with Wikispeed, an organization dedicated not only to making cars greener, but also to revolutionizing how we make things.

The car build is part of the college’s RISE Learning Institute’s new Makers & Scholars Summer Experience, which features hands-on workshops in fields like genomics, fire engineering, 3D design and robotics. It also includes makerspace events that allow students to create their own projects using new technologies and techniques.

“We want to inspire students to reach their highest potential,” said Dr. Gita Bangera, founder of the RISE Learning Institute. “By giving them hands-on experience with emerging technologies, we hope they will see themselves as future scientists, inventors and innovators.” Continue Reading

Bellevue Resident Kyra Colleen Bruce Earns Scholarship from WWU

Western Washington University student Kyra Colleen Bruce has received the $1,000 Frank Varga Scholarship Fund for Visual Journalism for the 2017-2018 academic year.             The Frank Varga Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Visual Journalism student.             Bruce graduated from Sammamish High School in 2014. She is currently an undergrad student at Western in the… Continue Reading

KBCS, Northwest Folklife Partner for Acoustic Showcase

Bellevue College’s public radio station 91.3 KBCS is partnering with Northwest Folklife to provide live musical performances for Folklife’s acoustic showcase. The station will bring three artists to the Fisher Green stage on Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m. “The 91.3 KBCS acoustic showcase is one of the must-see features of Northwest Folklife,” said Patrick… Continue Reading

Dr. Jerry Weber Hired as New President of Bellevue College

The Bellevue College Board of Trustees recently announced that they have voted to select Dr. Jerry Weber as the next president of Bellevue College, making him the sixth president in the institution’s 50-year history. “Dr. Weber brings a track record of exceptional leadership, a deep commitment to the values we cherish, and a passion for… Continue Reading

Bellevue College Breaks Ground on Student Housing Facility

Bellevue College community and local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the new student housing facility. Slated for occupancy in the fall of 2018, the project—designed to be highly sustainable—accommodates 350 beds in a mixture of units. “Today we follow in the footsteps of the College’s first groundbreaking in 1966, by breaking ground on our first… Continue Reading

Gov Inslee names Greg Dietzel to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Bellevue College recently announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Greg Dietzel to its Board of Trustees. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets.  Dietzel spent 12 years as Vice President & Senior State Executive for IBM until his recent retirement, where he was… Continue Reading

New parenting resource to kill summer camp planning pain

Tis the season to plan for your children’s summer camps! Those 10 long weeks to fill with thousands of programs out there, to many parents, summer camp planning is tedious, frustrating and time-consuming. It is truly a headache. Here is why. Parents need to visit many camp providers’ websites, manually find programs that satisfy their… Continue Reading

WGU Washington Offers New Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers

Scholarships will be awarded to new students enrolling in an education program To encourage a new generation of educators and help address the state’s teacher shortage, WGU Washington launched the Future Teacher Scholarship for people seeking a fulfilling career in K-12 education. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 93 percent of principals… Continue Reading

Opportunity and outcomes put University of Washington Bothell in Top 25 of Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck ranking

Washington Monthly ranks the University of Washington Bothell No. 22 on its 2016 Best Bang for the Buck list of top 100 western region colleges. The list rates colleges based on their value-added or colleges that “help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” This year’s list is partially based on newly released data… Continue Reading

August is THE Month for Student Athlete Sports Physicals

Overlake Urgent Care Clinics Offer $40 Drop-in Appointments Overlake Urgent Care now offering sports physicals.  Where did the summer go?  With classes set to start in four or five short weeks, it’s time for student athletes to get their annual sports physicals. Overlake Medical Clinics is there to help make sure all kids are healthy… Continue Reading