August 26, 2015

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students to Exhibit Twelve Games at PAX Prime

College to Also Provide Information on New STEM Scholarships Kirkland, Wash. - Twenty-five students and recent graduates of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will showcase eleven concept games (and one secret demo) in its booth (6702) at PAX Prime, one of the largest gaming events in the United States, August 28-31, 2015, in downtown Seattle in the Washington State Convention Center. LWTech will also have information on-hand about its new Future Tech Stars Scholarship Program, which is funded through a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation.

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August 17, 2015

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives Two National Science Foundation Grants

College Receives First-Ever NSF Grants Totaling Nearly $800,000 Kirkland, Wash. - For the first time, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) received two grant awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Total funding is nearly $800,000. The NSF awarded a $199,380 grant for the development of the Pacific Northwest Photonics Technology Project (PNW Photonics) and a $580,000 grant for the Future Tech Stars NSF S-STEM Scholarship Program (Future Tech Stars) to develop a scholarship program for academically talented and low-income, non-traditional students in four Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) disciplines.

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May 27, 2015

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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to Deliver Lake Washington Institute of Technology Commencement Address

Kirkland, Wash. - Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of the 1st Congressional District of Washington state will deliver the Lake Washington Institute of Technology commencement address on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, Wash.

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May 5, 2015

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Introduces New Summer Programs

Kirkland, Wash. - This summer, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is offering several new programs to help students get a jump-start on their education. For the first time, the college is offering a variety of robust summer programs designed for high school students and adults.

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March 10, 2015

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Only College in the Northwest to Offer Dentist Test Prep Course

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is the only college in the Pacific Northwest that is offering an eight-day Dental Prep course. The course, which is designed for international dentists, will provide students with the knowledge to prepare them for the dental school Bench-Test, which is required by most U.S. dental schools as part of their admission process. LWTech will offer the eight-day workshop March 25, 2015 through April 3, 2015 at its Kirkland Campus.

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February 25, 2015

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa all-Washington Academic Team

Kirkland, Wash. -Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students, Kim McGillivray and Amanda Pelly were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. This year, 65 student team members were named from the 34 community and technical colleges. Students were recognized on March 26, 2015 at a ceremony that took place on the South Puget Sound Community College Campus.

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February 9, 2015

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Where the Ordinary Meets the Extraordinary: LWTech Students Redefine "Magazine" with Lion's Pride

Kirkland, WA -An online browse through Lake Washington Institute of Technology's The Lion's Pride (http://www.lwtech.edu/lp) is an adventure in student creativity. The writing, photography, music, art and video give new meaning to school work.

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February 2, 2017

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What does it mean to be "colorblind?" Anti-Racist Author and Educator to Speak at LWTech

Kirkland, WA - Examining pressing current issues in our society, Tim Wise will give a talk at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, February 23, titled "Colorblind: The rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity." Wise, who scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls "A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown," is among the nation's most prominent antiracist essayists and educators.

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February 2, 2015

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LWTech Students Team Up with Dental Pros for Cavity Prevention for Kids Free - Saturday, February 21

Kirkland, WA - It's National Children's Dental Health Month, and the Lake Washington Dental Hygienists' Society is setting aside a day to reduce cavities for children in our community by placing dental sealants and fluoride treatments at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Dental Clinic.

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January 20, 2015

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LWTech's Dr. Grace Lasker to Reveal the Facts and Myths behind Nutrition

Kirkland, WA - Is it ok to eat artificial sweeter? Can I eat steak every day? Dr. Grace Lasker, Public Health faculty member at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, will address these and other nutrition questions in her talk Facts and Myths Behind Nutrition. Lasker will share her extensive knowledge of nutrition issues on Thursday, January 22, from noon to 1:00 pm, in the East Building, First Floor Commons area of LWTech's Kirkland Campus.

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November 20, 2014

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

Makers Weekend Launches Wristband for Recovery

Jacob Kukuk, Software Developer at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, was a member of a ten-person team that created the esperLINQ wristband for people in recovery, an idea pitched by Technology Entrepreneur Daniela Tudor. Through a social network application, the esperLINQ band wearer's support network will be able to notice a decrease in activity in the three key categories and be able to reach out before a relapse begins! More than 25 million Americans of all socioeconomic classes, genders and ethnicities are in recovery from alcoholism and substance/drug abuse, 40% - 60% of whom relapse sometimes leading to deaths.

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November 7, 2014

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Bright Futures Breakfast Raises $100,000 for Students

Kirkland, WA - Bright Futures 2014, an annual benefit breakfast held by Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Foundation, packed LWTech's dining facility with eastside dignitaries, students and faculty and brought in more than $100,000 in donations to support scholarships and program equipment.

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September 22, 2014

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LWTech Trustees Award $500 Gift to Outstanding, Inspirational Student

Juan Rodriguez moves from strawberry fields to Fortune 500 company Kirkland, WA - The story of a recent LWTech graduate was so compelling, the LWTech Board of Trustees moved to create a new award associated with the statewide Transforming Lives Award. Juan Rodriguez' life from Tijuana, Mexico to the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California to a fulltime, benefitted employee at Skyline Steel in Longview, Washington sparked the action.

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September 19, 2014

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LWTech Hires New Faculty and Administrators

KIRKLAND, WA - The Lake Washington Institute of Technology announces new faculty and administrative staff as the new academic year begins. Executive Director of Human Resources Melissa Lamy has been appointed Human Resources Executive Director. Melissa comes to LWTech from Boeing and most recently the City of Bellevue-Meydenbauer Center. She has more than 20 years of experience Human Resources and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University. "Our hiring team looked for a Human Resources Director who values diversity and has experience with organizational and professional development," said Dr. Morrison Goings. "We expect Melissa will implement HR initiatives that strongly support LWTech's vision of becoming an employer of choice." Melissa arrived on campus Sept. 15.

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September 18, 2014

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Lake Washington Opens Reservations for the Annual Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast

Foundation will award more than $40,000 in scholarships this year Kirkland, WA - It is one of the best opportunities of the year to make the biggest difference of the year in student education at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The LWIT Foundation is taking reservations now for the popular Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast set for Nov. 5 in the Chef City Grill, LWTech's Culinary Program Restaurant.

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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.