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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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. "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.Read More
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.Read More
KIRKLAND, WA - Looking to expand your skill set? Thinking about a new job? Lake Washington Institute of Technology is hosting an expanded information session on Aug. 27 to provide more information on more than 100 classes that start late September.Read More
As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers nine applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 80 professional certificates, in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
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