December 6, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 33

Doing science on the top of Needham Hill

Cheney School District has location for an energy-themed, science student research site – they just need money to fund it

Cheney School District officials are taking the first steps to create an energy-themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) site at the district’s new facilities on the grounds of the former Washington Air National Guard communication station located just off Andrus Road southeast of Four Lakes.

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John McCallum
District officials think this concrete pad has the potential to be a site for students wishing to do astronomy research. Cheney can be seen in the background.

The district held a meeting Oct. 23 with 40 representatives from local school districts, universities and governmental agencies to determine possible science uses for the 63-acre site with 11 buildings, three of which are located atop Needham Hill. Cheney K-12 math and science c...

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