College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 18- 2/19/21

CTE Month® and NASA HUNCH 2020-2021 Student Video Challenge

Video Challenge and Theme: Advancing Space Exploration through Manufacturing

Deadline to submit your 2 minute video is on Thursday, April 1 at 8:59 PM (PST )

Purpose: Offer students the opportunity to showcase the application of CTE and project-based learning programs in high-demand 21st century career fields on Earth as well as in space.

Goal: Inspire students by sparking their imagination and creativity as well as broadening their knowledge about STEM careers through the CTE Month and NASA HUNCH student video challenge.

THE CHALLENGE (Video, 2 minutes or less):

Feature a manufacturing project or possible future scenario in one or more of the following areas of that could advance our understanding of living and working in space:

  • Precision manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing, including 3D printing
  • Biofabrication, involving tissue cell production
  • Soft goods and sewn products, such as clothing, cargo transfer backs and space suit manufacturing
  • Food production, including plant science
  • Clean water production and recycling
  • Robotics in manufacturing
  • Habitat production
  • Energy production, including solar power
  • Transportation and rocket production
  • Satellite production for communications, weather, space exploration and more
  • Video production to document space exploration for research and verification
  • Pharmaceutical and medical equipment production
The contest is open to students of all ages, including elementary, middle school, high school and postsecondary students in any CTE or project-based (hands-on) class or program, or NASA HUNCH school. Students may enter as individuals or as a team.

Most Inspiring 2019-2020: Porter Ridge High School in North Carolina (see one of the video winners from last year below)

Did you know?

Prepping NASA rover, Perseverance, for Mars journey.
NASA successfully landed a rover on Mars this week. The $2.7 billion robotic explorer named Perseverance, carries a sophisticated set of scientific tools that will bring advanced capabilities to the search for life beyond our planet.
Image sent back to Earth from Providence (NASA rover) of the surface of Mars. on 2/18/21.

Perseverance was the third robotic visitor from Earth to arrive at the red planet this month. Last week, two other spacecraft, Hope from the United Arab Emirates and Tianwen-1 from China, entered orbit around Mars.

Image of Perseverance features.

What will it take for humans to land on Mars? Check out this video on what NASA is doing to make this happen:


Location: Tacoma, WA

Wednesday, February 24th, 10:00 am

Zoom in to My Future Wednesday to hear a presenter from Pacific Lutheran University!

Zoom Info:

Meeting ID: 862 6747 7929

Passcode: 618215

Learn about the incredible recreation activities and facilities at PLU:


Upcoming February, Career Guest Speaker

Wednesday, February 24, 1-1:30 pm

Tasleem Kachra

Senior Program Officer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.


Purple Star Wines

Benton City, WA

Wednesday, February 24th, 3:00 pm

Learn about the process of wine making - from growing grapes to bottling- with Purple Star Winery owners, Kyle and Amy Johnson. Purple Star boasts 10 years of viticulture and winemaking experience in Washington State. Amy and Kyle Johnson are both graduates of Washington State University.


Meeting ID: 872 1499 2982

Passcode: 774486


Eastern Oregon University is doing an application fee waiver from Feb. 13- March 15! Check out the video below for other EOU updates about the application process.

Interested in Engineering?

Join the UW Engineering Ambassador at an upcoming workshop to learn about how engineers make an impact in our world!

When: Thursday 2/25 @ 6pm

Scan the QR code below to register. Limited to the first 100 students.

Questions? Email engambassadors@uw.edu

UW Engineering Program:

Perhaps more than any other field, engineering is creating the future—and tomorrow depends on highly talented, enterprising people—like those who make up our community of innovators. The College of Engineering is a national leader in educating engineers. Each year the College turns out new discoveries, inventions and top-flight graduates, all contributing to the strength of our economy and the health and vitality of our community.

Learn about UW Engineering specialization: Aeronautics & Astronautics in the video below:



Saturday, February 27th, 2021

See Zoom information in the flyer!

Junior Achievement Washington presents:

Virtual Future Ready Workshop with Avanade

Wednesday, February 24

Time: 10am-12pm

Deadline to sign up: 12pm Tuesday, February 23
Are you a high school student looking to enhance your personal brand and interview skills?

JA is partnering with business solutions experts Avanade to bring you a no-cost 2-hour workshop in which you’ll engage in mock interviews, and learn about the concept of a personal brand and how to differentiate yourself in a positive way.

For registration link and info click the button below:


Military Option:


The U.S. Space Force is the Military’s newest service branch, with advanced defensive operations on land, in the air and in orbit. The Space Force maintains the military’s competitive edge in space with specialized training and enhances its capabilities through the acquisition and development of next-generation space-based systems.

Quick Facts:

  • Full-time service
  • 16,000 military and civilian personnel
  • Operates on land, in the air and in space
The USSF was established within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for the USSF, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense.

Watch this video to learn more about the Space Force:


Families & Farming Event

Learn about the study and science of agriculture and how it connects to careers in our community.

March 2, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted by: Columbia Basin College

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2021 WAEF Scholarship

Deadline Coming Soon- March 1st

Students raised in families with direct ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry are eligible to apply.

Are you a Senior who is actively involved in the innovative use of technology?

Scholarship Opportunity- Due March 19

The Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) has allocated up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington.

These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the innovative use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology-related field.

A completed online application must be submitted to ACPE no later than 5 pm, March 19, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified via email by April 15, 2021. The amount of the award will be paid to the college/school of the awardee's choice.

Have a college or career related event to share with students? Email a CHS Student Services Specialist below to be featured in the next newsletter:

Mike Brown, College & Career Guidance Specialist, mbrown@psd1.org

Ana Tuiaea-Ruud, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Community Engagement Manager, aruud@psd1.org


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