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Ella Meade with her hand-crafted skis

Learn cutting edge design skills in district CTE programs; student designs and crafts skis

In the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in Bellingham Public Schools, design and shop classrooms often work together to make projects happen. One such project was a pair of skis created by student, now graduate, Ella Meade in her junior and senior year. Jared Greenwood, Options High School and CTE teacher, explains below how…

Cordata Third Graders Partner with WCC Students on Design Projects

Since January, third graders at Cordata Elementary School and engineering students from Whatcom Community College (WCC) have been working together on design projects. Following a balance and motion science unit, Cordata students paired up with WCC students to work through a design process. Pat Burnett, a WCC engineering faculty member helped make the visit to Whatcom…

Junior solar sprint competitors Sanders and Schlegel

Whatcom Middle School students finish fourth in national competition

Whatcom Middle School seventh grade students Luka Sanders and Luke Schlegel attended the Technology Student Association (TSA) national conference in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. The conference included competitions in an array of events. In the Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), the Whatcom team finished in fourth place nationally from among seventy solar cars from across the country, and…

Students Explore Marine Sciences at WWU Summer Program Thanks to Retired Teacher

Students from Shuksan Middle School spent a week learning about marine and other sciences from faculty at Western Washington University. The week-long course, “Real World Applications of Environmental Research: Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea,” allowed students to engage in actual research projects being conducted by Western faculty and graduate students. Students learned about eel grass,…