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Meet the Winner of the NCW Virtual STEM Showcase Challenge for Week #2

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 –…

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‘Future Belongs To Them’ – Tech Students, Businesses Highlighted At Annual Innovator Awards

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.…

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STEM Education Support Key to Diverse Workforce of Tomorrow

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?…

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Local Schools Hosting ‘Hour of Code’ As Part Of Computer Science Awareness Week

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.…

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Gov. Inslee Tours Wenatchee, Quincy Talking Broadband Internet Access

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.…

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Local Student’s Tech Skills On Display At STEM Showcase Tomorrow At Pybus

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.…

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