Follow us:

Education Lab Blog

Education Lab is a yearlong project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

April 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Round-up: UW neuroscientist creates educational toy, more college students going hungry

UW neuroscientist wins prize for science toy design: Robijanto Soetedjo took second place in a national contest for designing a bioelectric toy set that enables children to measure signals created by a working muscle. Soetedjo first came up with the idea for the toy while trying to explain his job as a neuroscientist to his children.

More students go hungry as college costs rise (The Washington Post): The number of college food banks has increased from four in 2008 to 121 today. Officials point to rising college costs and an influx of first-generation students as two possible reasons for the increase.

Recent grads expect to pay off student loans for decades (NPR): As part of its Paying for College series, NPR sat down with three recent college graduates and asked them about their student-loan debt.

More headlines:

Comments | More in News | Topics: round-up

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►