Michael Frank, a 6th-grade student with the Home Link Program through the Cascade School District chats with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about his winning entry in week two of GWATA’s NCW Virtual STEM Showcase. Michael’s selection was based on his participation in the contest’s Coding Creations challenge. Play the game Michael coded online by following this link – https://www.khanacademy.org/computer-programming/reflex-game/5638547975061504…Read More
The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance (GWATA) and its partners hosted the 19th Annual Innovator Awards Luncheon yesterday at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
Over 350 people attended, checking out booths by local tech businesses and STEM students showcasing their work advancing technology in North Central Washington. Since 2000, GWATA has recognized over 75 local innovators, with awards in five different categories.…Read More
As a home to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, Washington State has become synonymous with tech. At first glance, the eastern side of the state may be overlooked as a technology hub that it’s become. But the tech jobs aren’t just in King County anymore, they’re right here. Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Job openings in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) fields are increasing rapidly in Washington state. Local organizations like GWATA and the Apple STEM network work with school districts and Wenatchee Valley College to help train the workforce of tomorrow. But how can organizations and schools across the state make sure underserved students are represented in these fields?…Read More
This year millions of schools, including dozens in North Central Washington, will take part in activities to raise awareness about opportunities for Computer Science Education, by participating in activities and events like Hour of Code during Computer Science Awareness week December 3-7.
The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning, celebration, and awareness event.…Read More
A program that was developed at Central Washington University aimed at underrepresented students is entering its third year. Additional funding will now allow the program to expand, reaching Wenatchee, Quincy and other local school districts. Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Governor Jay Inslee toured Central Washington this week to talk about improving broadband technology in the state. He told KOHO he wants to promote the vision statement that the state needs to provide broadband access to all its citizens:
On Wednesday, the Governor traveled to Pomeroy and Pullman. Thursday he was in Chewelah, Quincy and Wenatchee.…Read More
Science, technology, engineering and math degrees will play a major roll in securing Washington’s future economy. A group of local students got a financial hand-up in obtaining their STEM degree, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
Students and teachers from 10 schools in North Central Washington will be showcasing their projects during the 2018 NCW Tech and STEM Showcase. Lead by GWATA and presented by Giga Watt, the showcase is at the Pybus Public Market tomorrow, Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
GWATA’s Executive Director Jenny Rojanasthien joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio for more.…Read More
Robotics can often be the vehicle to move people. In this case, moving the Foothills Middle School Robotics team to the world championship in Kentucky. And a fundraiser tomorrow will help them get there. Marcus Bellissimo reports.