Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan

first_imgCloud House / McBride Charles RyanSave this projectSaveCloud House / McBride Charles Ryan Text description provided by the architects. The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North. Over the course of close to a century, this house has received several additions and modifications.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanMcBride Charles Ryan’s work for the house is designed in three parts. This allows for a sequence of distinct and unexpected episodes, with glimpses previewing oncoming spaces and experiences as you move through the home.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanThe street facade has been left to demonstrate the clients’ respect for the evolution of the character of the area and the modest street alteration belies the extent of the comprehensive internal renovation work. The spaces within the original structure are largely white in colour, united by exotic floral hallway carpet. This journey through the space is followed by encountering a disintegrated red-coloured ‘box’. This is the kitchen, at the heart of the property, which acts as a bridge linking the major spaces. A cloud-shaped extrusion is the unexpected final space. Following the form of a child-like impression of a cloud it is a playful addition where family and friends can eat and have fun surrounded by the curved form.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanThe new living addition faces due south while allowing controlled north sun into the living area and providing effective cross ventilation. The form of the ‘cloud’ conforms to setback regulations without appearing obviously determined by them. The extrusion creates a dramatic interior language where walls merge seamlessly with the floor and ceiling. The craftsmanship is remarkable throughout; it has a sense of care one typically associates with the work of a cooper or wheelwright. While the geometry is playful, the extrusion is essentially a contemporary barrel vault. It is our hope that this cloud has a ‘silver lining’.Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles RyanProject gallerySee allShow lessColombo Mixed-Use Development / Safdie ArchitectsArticlesAjoodaniyeh Tower / Kamvari ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!Courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan+ 18 Share “COPY” Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/246075/cloud-house-mcbride-charles-ryan Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMcBride Charles RyanOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFitzroy NorthHousesWoodAustraliaPublished on June 21, 2012Cite: “Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan” 21 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/246075/cloud-house-mcbride-charles-ryan Clipboard CopyHouses•Fitzroy North, Australiacenter_img ArchDaily Houses Projects Architects: McBride Charles Ryan Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Australia Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012last_img read more

RSF fears more censorship after state TV boss fired in Guinea-Bissau

first_imgNews August 20, 2019 RSF fears more censorship after state TV boss fired in Guinea-Bissau News January 29, 2021 Find out more RSF_en @RSF_Inter Guinea BissauAfrica Media independence Environment The social communication ministry said the director-general was replaced in order to impart a “new dynamic” to the public broadcaster and to end an internal climate that was prejudicial to its work. “A climate of a lack of confidence had taken hold” within its management, the statement said. Organisation Help by sharing this information Guinea Bissau: attack by gunmen silences opposition radio station in Bissau TGB’s employees have been complaining about political interference in the broadcaster’s news coverage for months. The state-owned media often censor news stories that embarrass the authorities, while editors and managers are often replaced. Guinea BissauAfrica Media independence Environment “As a result, pluralistic news coverage will probably suffer even more. In the run-up to the 24 November presidential elections, public television in Guinea-Bissau should instead be opening up to all to political currents and should be reflecting the full diversity of opinions.” Newscenter_img News Receive email alerts to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Guinea-Bissau: reporter beaten by policeman while covering Covid protest Follow the news on Guinea Bissau Guinea-Bissau is ranked 89th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. The director-general of Guinea-Bissau’s state-owned national TV broadcaster, TGB, has been suspended in a move that Reporters Without Borders (RSF) fears is probably designed to reinforce censorship just before a presidential election planned in November. Daniel Miguel de Barros’ suspension was announced in a statement by the social communication ministry yesterday. Pending cabinet approval for the decision, Zain Pereira de Jesus, a relative of former Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira, has been provisionally named as his successor. All members of TGB’s board of governors have also been suspended until further notice. “This dismissal seems designed to step up censorship of the state-owned media at a time when TGB’s journalists have been criticizing censorship,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. July 27, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Forearc tectonic evolution of the South Shetland Margin, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe main provinces of the South Shetland margin, Antarctic Peninsula characterized on the basis of multichannel seismic, long-range side scan sonar and swath bathymetry data, include from northwest to southeast (1) the oceanic crust of the former Phoenix Plate, flexed down toward the margin and affected by normal faulting in the upper crust; (2) a narrow trench, with a horizontally layered sediment fill which onlaps the thin sedimentary cover on the oceanic crust and shows incipient deformation near its landward edge; (3) an accretionary prism with a complex internal structure, the toe of which is overthrust above the youngest trench deposits; (4) a midslope forearc basin, with an asymmetric synformal structure; and (5) the continental shelf, which includes two distinct tectonic provinces. Calculations of the late Cenozoic convergence history at the trench indicate a rapid decrease in convergence rate after 6.7 Ma from about 60 mm/yr, resulting from the slowing and eventual cessation of spreading on the Antarctic-Phoenix ridge. Once spreading had completely ceased (3.5–2.4 Ma), the convergence rate at the trench equalled the rate of extension in Bransfield Strait, which was probably less than 10 mm/yr at first but may have increased since 1.3 Ma, and this, in turn, would imply a corresponding increase in convergence rate. Above the basal detachment the toe of the accretionary prism is composed of a stack of thrust fault bounded wedges, laterally and vertically segmented by normal faults. Most of the trench fill sediments are overthrust by the toe of the accretionary prism and subducted beneath it for as far as they can be traced on the seismic profiles. This suggests that there may be tectonic erosion of the forearc since a large part of the trench sediment appears to be derived from erosion on the forearc slope. The forearc basin records a long history of subsidence, during which the depocenter migrated landward, paralleling retrogradational erosion of the distal margin of the basin. Subduction of the Hero Fracture Zone at approximately the same location since 10 Ma may have enhanced tectonic erosion of the accretionary prism. In the forearc basin a synform is coincident with a bathymetric reentrant, but its axis is oblique to the trends of both the basin and the fracture zone. The origin of this synform and the final phase of uplift of the blueschist facies terrane on which Smith Island stands are probably related to their position above the subducting fracture zone ridge. The present elevation of Smith Island is thought to result from uplift which followed a ridge crest-trench collision directly southwest of the Hero Fracture Zone at 5.5 Ma. The northwestern edge of the Mesozoic to early Cenozoic arc batholith, trending northeast–southwest on the shelf, is proposed to have acted as a backstop to the accretionary prism during Cenozoic subduction.last_img read more

Hedwig Star Neil Patrick Harris Shows Off the Boa Constrictor in His Pants

first_img Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris has been going out of his comfort zone a lot these past few weeks, fronting a rock band while wearing heels, makeup and a wig in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. But renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz gave NPH the ultimate new accessory to wear at his Vanity Fair photo shoot: A very large snake, which seems right at home draped across the How I Met Your Mother favorite’s shoulders and uh, into his pants. Snakes have all the fun. Catch Harris in full drag at the Belasco Theatre, where Hedwig officially opens on April 22! Neil Patrick Harris View Comments Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

Sprinkler care

first_imgBy Kerry HarrisonUniversity of GeorgiaMost Georgia lawns have had plenty of rain in the past few weeks. Take this time now, before the drying heat of summer arrives, to check and fix any problems with your home irrigation.Make sure the sprinkler heads are properly adjusted and not spraying too far out or too close in. Look for signs of broken risers beneath the sprinklers. Sometimes this is obvious: You’ll have a traffic-stopping geyser. A cracked riser will allow water to boil up around the sprinkler.Inspect the sprinkler riser wiper seal, the soft plastic seal around the pop-up riser stem, for leakage. A small amount of water emitting past the wiper seal is acceptable while the system is running. Too much flow-by while a system is operating, though, indicates a damaged seal.Many times people will replace a sprinkler because it leaks between the wiper seal and pop-up stem after the system has turned off. But this leakage doesn’t indicate a problem. If water drains out after the system has turned off and eventually stops, the valve is fine.For spray heads with filters under the nozzle, hold the pop-up stem and unscrew the nozzle carefully. A damaged nozzle may result in an uneven spray pattern. A damaged pop-up stem will result in a poorly performing wiper seal. Remove and clean the filter.To clean clogged nozzles, flush with water or lightly tap on a firm surface. While the filter is out, turn on the irrigation zone and flush out the sprinkler body.Reinstall the filter and nozzle, turn on the zone and recheck for effective coverage. Make all of the necessary adjustments to cover the area properly. While the water is on, inspect the other heads in the zone for proper operation.To clean filters installed under the pop-up stem, unscrew the cap from the body. Don’t allow dirt to fall into the sprinkler body while the riser assembly and cap are removed.The filter is at the bottom of the riser assembly. Remove it and flush it with water. Before reinstalling the assembly, run a small amount of water through the system to flush any debris caught in the sprinkler body.It’s critical that broken or poorly performing sprinkler heads be replaced. When a specific sprinkler isn’t operating as designed or if water is flowing freely because of a worn wiper seal, the performance of all the other heads in the zone is affected. Water flowing unchecked past a wiper seal will cause a loss in pressure and affect the other sprinklers’ performance.Georgia has no mandatory, statewide, watering restrictions now. But there are some guidelines.If your street address is an odd number, you’re asked to water on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. If it’s an even number, you’re asked to do it on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. There’s no outside watering on Friday.(Kerry Harrison is an Extension Service irrigation engineerwith the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Serie A: Clubs resolve COVID-19 test kit issue

first_img Loading… The Italian Government is set to accept the protocol for resuming Serie A training, but only if clubs donate five COVID-19 test kits for every one they use. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? According to the Corriere dello Sport, the matter was resolved by clubs agreeing to donate five test kits for every one they use during this period. Gravina said September and October could be used to complete Serie A. Read Also: UEFA president Ceferin: leagues ready to play behind closed doors It’ll ensure that each citizen can be tested for coronavirus and football won’t take up a disproportionate amount of the resources. Once the Government gives the all-clear, Italian football should be ready to resume training from May 4 or soon after. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A protocol was drawn up by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to ensure the safety of players and staff when returning to work after the lockdown. This would include training in small groups to maintain social distancing, changing rooms with at most three people, showers to be taken at home and regular cleaning of the facilities. More importantly, the players and staff would be subjected to at first daily swab and blood tests to check for COVID-19 or its antibodies. There were concerns that this would use up a large number of tests when the country is still in the grip of the pandemic.Advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp calls for end to England’s fixture mayhem

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Friday stepped up his calls to protect players from burn-out after claiming England’s festive fixture pile-up was bad for the sport.Klopp is one of a growing number of Premier League managers frustrated by the demands placed on top-flight teams by England’s domestic competitions and television’s unquenchable thirst to show the games.Liverpool are down to 12 fit senior outfield players after a host of injuries in recent weeks, while Tottenham star Harry Kane suffered a torn hamstring on New Year’s Day and Newcastle lost four players in one match.Klopp believes coaches and football people should be included in the discussion with the sport’s governing bodies and television companies to ensure a proper solution can be found.“I told what I had to say to UEFA personally, I told FIFA sometimes in interviews because I don’t know anyone there and I don’t think the Premier League, FA (Football Association) or Football League are in any doubt of my opinion,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.“I just do that not because of me but because I think someone has to speak for the players.“If you have a good friend and you see him twice a year, brilliant. Best time of your life. If you see him every day you think after five days ‘What the heck?’. “But what we do is throw football at the people. How many games were on Boxing Day? There were maybe some men, probably, who watched all of them live.“I don’t think that’s good for their relationship. It’s not good for mine and I already watch a lot of football.”Klopp wants all parties to get together and come up with a sustainable plan and he has volunteered to attend.“The solution is to bring all these people together and try to think one time in all these negotiations about the players,” he added.“Other people are sitting there and they are not football people. We need to talk with football people, I think there is a solution possible.“We love this game but in the end we have to make sure that we can all come through and in the end the best team wins and not the most lucky with injuries. If you need me in the discussion I am pretty much there.”last_img read more

E. L. Wiegand Foundation Awards More Than $400,000 To Saint Martin’s…

first_imgLACEY, WASHINGTON — E. L. Wiegand Foundation of Reno, Nevada, has awarded a grant in the amount of $424,532 to the Engineering Initiative at Saint Martin’s University. The gift has been designated for laboratory and IT equipment as well as furnishings for the new industrial laboratory building, which will complement the new Cebula Hall in The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. To commemorate the gift, the laboratories in the new lab building will be named the “E. L. Wiegand Engineering Laboratories.”“This grant greatly enhances the quality of education and research experienced by all students who enter the E. L. Wiegand Engineering Laboratories,” says University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “We are much indebted to the Foundation for its generosity.”The new engineering laboratory building, nicknamed “The Lab in the Woods,” will house the laboratories for soils, civil engineering materials, manufacturing, robotics and fluids, as well as a wind tunnel, project work space and senior project display space.The grant was approved on Oct. 19, 2012, by the Trustees of the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. One component includes a hydraulic testing system, which is a universal testing machine that performs tension, compression and bending tests up to 100 tons, and a 2D/3D Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) System. The PIV fluids measurement equipment will be used for experiments in conjunction with the wind tunnel and fluids lab to measure aerodynamic characteristics. Both systems will be valuable tools for civil and mechanical engineering classes. Additionally, the grant will provide for all the furnishings and IT infrastructure in the lab building.“We are very grateful and honored to have received this grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation,” says Zella Kahn-Jetter, Ph.D., P.E., dean of The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. “The equipment will set Saint Martin’s apart from other engineering schools. Our students will have the ability to do state-of-the-art testing, design and research.”“The education and experience students receive from using this equipment will be tremendous,” adds Kahn-Jetter. “The E. L. Wiegand Foundation is enabling The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering to become a premier engineering institute in the state of Washington.”Mr. Edwin L. Wiegand invented the electric heating element in the early 1900s, and went on to found the Edwin L. Wiegand company in Pittsburgh, Pa., to manufacture resistance heating units. Under the trade name “Chromalox,” he developed and manufactured heating elements for home appliances and industrial uses. In the 1970s, he became active in Miami Oil Producers, Inc., an operator of oil and gas properties in the United States and Canada, based in Reno, Nevada. The E. L. Wiegand Engineering Laboratories honor the memory of Mr. Wiegand and the important contributions he made as a scientist, inventor, businessman, leader and generous philanthropist. Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 375 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Facebook10Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Jacob Libby Pursues His Lifelong Dream to Fly with Gusto

first_imgBy Gail WoodThis is where Jacob Libby’s inspiring story begins, in the cockpit of a single-engine airplane.At age eight, Libby, sitting next to his dad in the co-pilot’s seat, has his hands on the plane’s controls. He’s flying the plane for the first time, doing something as a second grader few adults ever do.Jacob Libby earned his pilot’s license on his 16th birthday. Now 27, Libby is a professional pilot.“My son has always been infatuated with flying,” said Nick Libby, Jacob’s father.But Jacob’s infatuation didn’t stop with a dream. He’s achieved. Like few others ever have.By the time Jacob graduated from North Thurston High School in 2004, he was already a licensed flight instructor, the youngest in the entire country.  After school, Jacob headed each day to the Olympia Airport to teach. One of his students was a 52-year-old man.On his 16th birthday, Jacob soloed in his dad’s 150 Cessna, earning him his pilot’s license. Because he didn’t have his driver’s license yet, his mom drove him to the Olympia Airport that day. After he soloed, she then drove him home for dinner.With his eyes on the end goal – his dream was to become a corporate pilot – Jacob went to the airport nearly every day throughout high school. Stormy weather was about the only thing that kept him on the ground.But sometimes even on those bad weather days, he’d fly because his students needed to fly in bad weather to earn their instrument rating.“He became obsessed with flying,” Nick said.By the time Jacob graduated from high school, he already had 1,200 hours flying time. He was only 18. It was the most flight hours for someone his age in the world.“I worked my butt off,” Jacob said.Jacob Libby earned his hot air balloon rating at age 22.He sacrificed a lot. Instead of hanging out at the neighbor’s house, playing video games with friends or watching TV – doing kid things – Jacob flew.“I had a lot of friends who wanted to be a pilot,” Jacob said. “But it takes a lot of work, a lot of studying.”Initially, his friends were drawn by the fun – flying. But they turned away when they saw the work. But Jacob stayed on task. Since his dad was a flight instructor and had his own plane, Jacob had both the teacher and the access.“I never pushed him,” Nick said. “It’s just something he always wanted to do.”After high school, Jacob had another dream-come-true moment when he was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Jacob was granted an exception to take the class online, allowing him to stay in Olympia and continue his flight instruction classes for three students.At 20, Jacob got another amazing opportunity when he was hired to be the chief pilot of a cooperate airplane owned by two local businessmen. Flying a twin engine Beechcraft King Air, Jacob flew all over the West Coast.When he was still 18, Jacob got his commercial C plan rating. When he turned 19, he earned his commercial glider rating. At 22, he was granted his commercial hot air balloon rating. At 23, he got his certificate to fly the Ford Ty motor, which is the oldest airliner in the world.Jacob Libby is a third generation pilot.Also at 23, he got his glider instructor license. At 24, he got his commercial gyro plane flight instructor certification. At 25, he received his Boeing 737 captain’s license.To get his his captain’s license, Jacob “flew” in a simulator, a mock instructional machine that simulates flying a 737 jet. It has the same control panel, cockpit and a computerized image of the scenery.  Jacob got a break when he was able to use the Alaska Airlines simulator at Boeing Field. Jacob’s instructor had approval to do the ride alongs and testing portions of the training.Jacob realized another lifelong dream when at age 26 he was hired to be a commercial pilot. He was hired by Compass Airline, which is owned by Delta Airlines, and flew out of Minneapolis, Minn., across the U.S. Not wanting to move from Olympia, Jacob commuted from SeaTac Airport to Minneapolis to start his work day. He’d work three days and then return home.Jacob’s infatuation with earning certifications hasn’t ended. In early December, he was up in a helicopter working on his helicopter certifications. He’s doing his training flights in Bremerton. To get there, he flies, cutting his commute time for the 90-mile trip.When he graduated from high school, Jacob Libby had 1,200 hours flying time. He was only 18 and it was the most flight hours for someone his age in the world.In June, Jacob, now 27, got another dream job when he was hired to fly a cooperate jet for a big cooperation in Seattle. Of the 5,000 applicants for one position, Jacob got the offer.“I’m really the luckiest pilot in the country,” Jacob said.Perhaps. But Jacob has also worked like no one else in the country. With his new job, two weeks ago, he flew to Finland. He was supposed to fly to Brazil last week but the flight was canceled. In the next couple of weeks, he’ll fly to Alaska and another crew will take the passengers to Hong Kong. There’s a trip to Chile that he hopes to take in the next couple of weeks.“I’ve been so consumed by this for the last 10 years,” Jacob said. “But I haven’t lost my excitement.”Jacob is a third generation pilot. His grandfather, Nick’s dad, got his pilot’s license in 1949 in Olympia. Nick earned his pilot’s license when he was 18.“I’m proud of him,” said Nick, who flew for Federal Express. “He’s worked hard. It’s quite an accomplishment.” Facebook265Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

New Saint Martin’s Certificate in Software Systems Opens Career Opportunities

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University will begin offering a new Certificate in Software Systems at its Lacey campus in late October, building on the success of its Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, a program currently offered in partnership with the Microsoft Corp. at the University’s Extension Campus at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Stone Education Center. The new certificate program is primarily designed to serve active-duty military and veterans but also will be open to others in the community, says David Olwell, Ph.D., dean of the University’s Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. Final program approval was recently received from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, making it fully eligible for financial aid through the Veterans Administration.Dean of the University’s Extended Learning Division Radana Dvorak, who has been instrumental in the program’s success at JBLM, said, “I am absolutely delighted that the NWCCU approved the certificate program and grateful to all my colleagues for working so hard to get this off the ground. It’s great news for our wider community population that includes so many veterans, service members and others who stand to benefit from this opportunity.” Olwell says the one-semester certificate course will be offered in the University’s new Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E. L. Wiegand Laboratories. Microsoft has equipped the classroom with cutting-edge computers and software. For veterans who have earned their certification, Microsoft also provides a comprehensive program to support employment readiness, including individual mentoring.Since it was launched in 2013, the certificate program at JBLM has proved highly successful, with 98 percent of its 141 graduates now employed in the industry. “They are successfully placed in excellent-paying, high-tech jobs with major employers such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other industry leaders,” Olwell said. “The University expects to prepare students for similar career-focused success through this new certificate program on campus.”The first cohort of students on the University’s Lacey campus will begin in late October, and the next in February. In January, Saint Martin’s will begin a 42-week evening/weekend cohort, Olwell said. About 20 students will be enrolled in each group.For more information or to begin the application process, interested veterans and active-duty military can contact Robert Bone, manager of the Microsoft Academy at Saint Martin’s JBLM extension campus, 253-964-4688; [email protected] Others interested in the Lacey campus program can contact Computer Science Chair Mario Guimaraes, Ph.D., 360-688-2662;[email protected]last_img read more