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WSU Students Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Science in the Real-World Workplace

March 21, 2015

It's one thing to listen to a science lecture in a university classroom, wondering what your future degree will mean in terms of a career . . . but it's another story to actually visit a local science-based company, meet the scientists, learn about their day-to-day jobs, and get hands-on experience with their high-tech tools.

It was for this reason that we were so excited to host a small -- but mighty -- group of science students from Washington State University Tri-Cities on ...

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How Loud Can a K-3rd Grade Lunchroom Get? Tony Etherington Volunteered to Find Out.

Jan. 8, 2015

Every year, the Kiona-Benton schools in Washington State conduct a survey of noise levels at various locations around their facilities. For years, this survey has been conducted by the custodial staff using a phone “app.” This year, a noise level of 89dB (decibels) was determined in the elementary school’s cafeteria.

School Safety Board member Tina Etherington thought that 89dB seemed a bit higher than perhaps it should be, especially since lunchroom staff supervised multiple lunchtimes each day. When she ...

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2014 Columbia Basin College Dade Moeller Scholarship

Oct. 18, 2014

Radiation safety firm Dade Moeller provides a $1,500 scholarship each year through the Columbia Basin College Foundation
Dade Moeller CBC Scholarship Recipient Amanda Gustafson (L) with Dade Moeller Integrated Support Services Division Manager Tracey Shinsato (R)
Congratulations to Amanda Gustafson, the recipient of this year's Dade Moeller Scholarship through the Columbia Basin College (CBC) Foundation!

This year's scholarships were awarded on Friday, October 10, at an annual CBC reception at the Red Lion in Pasco, Washington. Dade Moeller has been providing annual scholarships of $1,500 through the CBC Foundation since 2012.

After receiving the ...

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Supporting STEM Education in California

Nov. 26, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1438" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Emblem Academy Principal Jon Baker with the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kit donated by Dade Moeller. Emblem Academy is a California public K-6 school focused on Ethics, Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Mathematics (ESTEEM)."][/caption]

We are pleased to share that we have donated a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 robotics set to Emblem Academy, the first elementary-grade public school in California’s Santa Clarita Valley opened to focus specifically on science, technology, engineering ...

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Way to Go, Desert Brains!

March 19, 2013

In the fall of 2012, Dade Moeller made a modest donation -- $250 -- to a team of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Richland to help them participate in the FIRST LEGO League program -- an international robotics program designed to get children excited about science and technology. We learned about the team through a new (at the time) employee on our Radiological Site Services contract at Hanford -- Cheryl Antonio.

Starting Up the Team

"I had ...

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Kennewick Schools Seek Our Insight on MS Office Certification

Oct. 31, 2012

On October 16, 2012, Richland technical editors Nathan Dirkmaat and Lissa Potter represented Dade Moeller on a panel convened by the Kennewick School District's Marketing/Business Advisory Committee. The topic of the meeting was Microsoft Office Certifications and their value to students in the Kennewick School District. Kennewick schools are considering sponsoring Microsoft training opportunities to help their students become "workplace ready."

"There is unlimited opportunity for school/business cooperation and partnership in this community, and it is great ...

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STEM Career Guest Speaker Susan Winslow

Oct. 29, 2012

On October 24, 2012, our awesome Vice President of Western Operations, Susan Winslow, volunteered to spend the morning with 10th graders at Delta High School as the STEM Career Guest Speaker of the week. A senior health physicist at Dade Moeller, Susan shared with the students her career "story" -- how she decided to study Health Physics, what her degree entailed, and what she thinks is "cool" about her career. She also talked about how she started her career working in ...

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United Way Campaign: Painting Delta High School

Oct. 20, 2012

This post is part of a month-long series related to our Richland office's "Improving Lives" United Way campaign. Please click here to learn more about this great campaign and how we are supporting it.

Dade Moeller staff member Emily Maloney tapes up the Delta High School sign before painting the wall as part of a community service project.
Emily Maloney tapes the edges of the Delta High School sign before painting the walls. The walls were painted blue and yellow to match the school's logo.
From the United Way Campaign journal of Executive Secretary Paula Tumlinson...

October 11, 2012: "An 11-person crew ...

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Lecture, Scholarships at HPS Meeting

July 26, 2012

We are happy to share with you the names of those who received some special Dade Moeller recognition at the Health Physics Society Annual Meeting this past week in Sacramento.

2012 Dade Moeller Lecturer

  • Dr. John D. Boice, Jr., newly-elected president of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). Dr. Boice spoke on "NCRP and International Consistency in Radiation Protection Standards" on July 23.

Dade Moeller Scholarship

  • Justin Cantley, a Ph.D. candidate in Medical Physics at the ...

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