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BC Receives Grant from National Science Foundation | 425 Business

The National Science Foundation has awarded Bellevue College a $749,543 grant that will assist in the development and execution of the Pacific Northwest Open Extended Reality Initiative.

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BC Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded BC $749,543. The focus of the initiative is to encourage access, familiarity, and the adoption of Extended Reality (XR) in educational settings.

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Bellevue College to Host Annual Japan Week

With support from the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, BC proudly announces the return of its much-anticipated event: the 7th annual Japan Week.

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Bellevue College Still Working on its AI Policy | Kiro 7

As educational institutions increasingly explore the potential of AI in enhancing learning experiences, BC's ongoing work in shaping its AI policy serves as a noteworthy case study.

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BC Partners with Bilimkana Foundation

Bellevue College is proud to announce a groundbreaking agreement with the Bilimkana Foundation, a network of eighteen K-12 schools primarily based in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia.  

Best College Towns in Washington | WorldAtlas

Seattle Metropolitan Area’s third-largest city, Bellevue, is located in King County’s Eastside region between Lake Washington to the west and Lake Sammamish to the east. The city is home to Bellevue College, the state’s third-largest higher education institution and the largest among the 34 institutions that form the Washington Community and Technical Colleges System. This public college offers various academic programs besides specialized education degrees and support programs for students with disabilities.  With 10,200 residents, 1,300 businesses, and 45,000 employees, Downtown Bellevue is currently Washington’s second-largest city center. The city houses many sites of interest, including the Bellevue Arts Museum, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden, and a small baseball stadium named Bannerwood Park.

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Third-Party Data Breach Impacts BC Community Members

According to national news media reports, many businesses and organizations worldwide have been impacted by a cybersecurity incident related to a widely used filesharing application known as MOVEit Transfer.

The 10 Most Affordable Colleges in the USA

A recent announcement suggested that the government would begin to position colleges and universities based on how affordable colleges are. This new initiative takes into account not only tuition fees but how much money a student can expect to spend in an entire term on items such as student housing etc. Bellevue College ranks #10 on this list.

Dr. Ahmad Ghashmari, English Language Institute associate professor

BC’s Ghashmari Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Ahmad Ghashmari, English Language Institute associate professor, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2023-2024 academic year. Ghashmari will be hosted by Jordan University of Science and Technology.

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U.S. Department of State Awards Grants to Expand Study Abroad Opportunities

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to bolster international student mobility, including increasing the number of American students who study abroad, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), announced today that 34 U.S. colleges and universities- including Bellevue College - were awarded nearly $1.2 million in grants through the 2023 Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program grant competition.