June 26, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives RPM Foundation Grant for Automotive Student Scholarships

Kirkland, Wash. - The RPM Foundation (RPM), a not-for-profit dedicated to cultivating the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen, awarded Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a $5,000 grant for student scholarships. The scholarships will be offered to students enrolled in LWTech's Auto Repair Technician and Auto Body Technician programs.

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June 23, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

The Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Recognizes Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student Chapter with National Award

Kirkland, Wash. - The world's largest HR association, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has honored Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) SHRM student chapter with the 2016-2017 Outstanding Student Chapter Award. There are 327 student chapters in the United States, and LWTech was one of only 20 institutions to receive this award.

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May 22, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

King County Executive Dow Constantine to Deliver Lake Washington Institute of Technology Commencement Address

Kirkland, Wash. - King County Executive Dow Constantine will deliver the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) commencement address on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, Wash.

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April 27, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Awarded Scholarships by Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame

Kirkland, Wash. - Ten Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students were recently honored by the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame (WSHRHF), at their annual awards banquet dinner, each receiving a scholarship for $2000.

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April 20, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student Games to Be Showcased At Power of Play Conference

Kirkland, Wash. - Two games created by Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students will be showcased at this year's Power of Play Conference and Competition on April 26, 2017. The games, Tales of Lunea and Black Forest Ham, were developed by LWTech Digital Gaming & Interactive Media students, and are featured on the Power of Play Indie Expo Showcase webpage.

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March 29, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Offers Innovative Summer Camps and Courses for Children and Adults

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, is offering exciting and innovative summer camps and programs for children and adults. Back by popular demand, LWTech will hold two STEM summer camps designed for middle and high school children. In addition to the STEM camps, LWTech will also offer several summer programs for adults and high school students in the areas of Multimedia Design and Production (MMDP), Engineering and Architecture, and Fast Track Academics. These programs feature several new and innovative courses, such as Tiny House Design, Tiny House Building, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Competition, and much more.

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March 9, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Award Tenure to Six Faculty Members

Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), have awarded tenure to six faculty members: Donald Dale, Priyanka Pant, Eric Sakai, Dr. Aparna Sen, Alexandra Vaschillo, and Stacy Woodruff. Tenure-track faculty are highly skilled educators practicing modern pedagogy, current in their fields, innovative leaders in their programs and the college, and worthy ambassadors to industry and our community at large. Only a peer-driven process like this one can ensure that the award of tenure shall signify the achievement of excellence.

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March 1, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Recognized By National Organizations for Their Academic Achievements

Kirkland, Wash. - Two students from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) have been recognized for their academic achievements by two national organizations, Chris Osler has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Lynette Clemens was recognized as the Student of the Year by the Washington State Chefs Association (WSCA), a local chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

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February 27, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Annual Open House Event Wednesday, March 1 from 5pm-8pm

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, is hosting its annual Open House, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Kirkland campus located at 11605 132nd Ave. NE. All ages are invited to attend and participate in hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations.

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February 27, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Introduces New Multimedia Design and Production Courses, Certificate Program

Kirkland, Wash. - The Seattle area is a hotbed of technology and design, and in response to industry demand, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has introduced a series of new courses to its Multimedia Design and Production (MMDP) program: The User-Centered Design certificate program and Smartphone Filmmaking and Smartphone Editing.

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October 31, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Offers New, Improved Math and English Placement Process for College Admission Free of Charge

Kirkland, Wash. -Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has started a new math and English placement process for students looking to enroll in college. The new math and English placement assessment free of charge and provides calculators for students to use. Students can sharpen their math skills in preparation for the exam by going to the Washington Mathematics Assessment and Placement website. The traditional test used for placement, called a Compass test, was phased out November 1, 2016.

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September 13, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Simplifies College Admissions Process for Students

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, has created a new process to simplify the college admissions process to make it easier for students to enroll in college. The process includes three specialized admissions coaches, available during business hours, who will guide potential students through the college admissions process from beginning to end.

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August 25, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

LWTech Students to Exhibit Gaming Creations at PAX West Expo

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, has more than 30 Digital Gaming and Media students putting the final touches on games to exhibit in booth #6219 at PAX West. PAX West, one of the largest gaming events in North America, will be held at Washington State Convention Center Sept. 2-5.

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August 24, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Washington Colleges Partner to Build Architecture Program Pathway for Students

Pullman and Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, and Washington State University (WSU) have signed an articulation agreement that will allow LWTech students in architectural technology to transfer directly to WSU's undergraduate architectural studies program without having to apply as formal transfer students.

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June 23, 2016

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Leslie Shattuck Director, Communications & Marketing (425) 739-8236

Kirkland College First in State to Offer Computer Science Direct Transfer Agreement

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has been approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) to offer an associate degree program in Computer Science Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) to students. Students can sign up for the Computer Science DTA/MRP program at LWTech and start in Fall quarter, 2016. The degree requires 90 credits and takes an average of two years to complete. Students graduating from LWTech with an associate degree are prepared to transfer as a junior to a participating four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree.

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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.