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EWU Wins Catalyst Award

Published: October 07, 2011

CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington University's School of Computing and Engineering Sciences (SCES) received the 2011 Catalyst Award for "Organization of the Year."

Eastern Washington University's School of Computing and Engineering Sciences (SCES) received the 2011 Catalyst Award for

The Catalyst Awards recognize contributions by individuals, organizations and businesses that demonstrate the utilization of technology and innovation to bring economic development to the region. The Catalyst Awards were presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated, Technet and the Spokane University District on Oct. 5.

"I'd like to thank the faculty of the School of Computing and Engineering Sciences for the fine job in educating Eastern's students," said Judd Case, dean of the College of Science, Healcoth and Engineering after accepting the award. "I'd also like to thank the businesses in Spokane for hiring our students and giving them opportunities to succeed." Case also thanked EWU's administration, because during these tough economic times they have allowed his college to hire new faculty who continue to invigorate our students.

Launched in 2005, and building on three decades of prior activity in computer science and engineering, the SCES is a major pipeline of technology advancement and innovation for the region. EWU and SCES have produced more than 4,000 graduates in computer and engineering related areas and helped over 20 spin off companies emerge, some now with several hundreds of employees. Project partners for SCES include Avista, Itron, Triumph, Goodyear, SIRTI, NextIT, Spokane Public Schools, Intrinium, TriGeo and many more. Via its robotics and other youth events, SCES actively promotes STEM education and outreach in the region.

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