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    1. Few Colorado kids have access to STEM experiences, Chalkbeat survey finds | Chalkbeat

      Few Colorado kids have access to STEM experiences, Chalkbeat survey finds | Chalkbeat

      In Longmont, preschoolers learn the basics of coding by giving directions to a robot named Dash that moves across the floor.

      In Pueblo, fifth graders study the way germs move around the room and must decide whether soap and water or hand sanitizer does a better job of stopping them.

      In Northglenn, high school seniors spend months studying genetically modified foods and then pitch industry experts ideas on how to curb hunger in developing countries.

      These are just some of the many examples of the work thousands of Colorado students are doing in classrooms across the state that have put ...

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    2. UNC faces tech curriculum crisis | uncmirror

      UNC faces tech curriculum crisis | uncmirror

      UNC has continued to provide teacher education since its inception, all the while gaining a reputation for quality in its nursing, business and performing and visual arts programs. Through it all, a liberal arts education is always something that UNC has promised. But with only a software engineering degree and a physics degree with an engineering emphasis to offer to students, UNC’s focus on growing industries in the technology sector is much less than its competitors' across the state.

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    3. CU Denver business plan competition broadens its scope

      CU Denver business plan competition broadens its scope

      Not being a student at the University of Colorado Denver will no longer automatically exclude entrepreneurs from winning cash (and possibly winning over investors) at the annual Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition. It's the first time in the competition's 15-year history that non-collegiate startups can participate, CU Denver announced. Startups that are part of the "non-collegiate track" will compete against one another at the Oct. 13 "Pitch Night," where they will offer their idea to both the…

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    4. CU Boulder Leeds business school dean stepping down

      CU Boulder Leeds business school dean stepping down

      David Ikenberry, dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado since 2011, "has reconsidered and will decline an offer to be reappointed as dean," CU announced Tuesday. Ikenberry, who had been offered reappointment through 2021, will join the Leeds faculty, the CU announcement said. He previously had accepted reappointment, but according to the CU announcement, "in recent months he has had more in-depth conversations with faculty and staff about the collegiality throughout…

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    5. CU now offering a minor degree in space

      CU now offering a minor degree in space

      Students at the University of Colorado at Boulder can now obtain a minor degree in space. The new Space Minor degree is open to all students at the school, and students will be required to complete 15 credit hours, or five classes, to obtain the minor degree, according to CU. According to CU, the global space economy grew by 9 percent in 2014, reaching a total of $330 billion worldwide. “The Space Minor provides CU Boulder students, both technical and non-technical majors, with an opportunity…

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    6. Smart digital textbook project at CU Boulder may help students learn better

      Smart digital textbook project at CU Boulder may help students learn better

      The words that students highlight in their textbook may soon be used to create customized quizzes and reviews that will help them grasp concepts better. That's because of a new, four-year joint research project at the University of Colorado Boulder, Rice University and the University of California, San Diego in which researchers are working to create "smart" digital textbooks that will help them assess how students learn and how much information they retain when studying...

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    7. Vail becomes epicenter of regenerative medicine

      Vail becomes epicenter of regenerative medicine

      VAIL — The world to come has been discussed in Vail during the past few days, and the material was indeed futuristic.Hosted by the locally based Steadman Philippon Research Institute, the Vail Scientific Summit wrapped up on Saturday with speakers from across the country discussing the latest in stem cell research and regenerative medicine.The Steadman Philippon Research Institute has housed a cluster of leaders in the field of regenerative medicine during the past couple of years, with about 20 of the world’s most respected physicians and scientists currently using the institute to conduct their research on how to ...

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    8. Colorado Springs-based defense contractor adding 85 jobs

      Colorado Springs-based defense contractor adding 85 jobs

      Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. plans to hire up to 85 employees, most of them locally, to complete work on Air Force contracts recently or soon to be awarded, CEO Jay Jesse said.

      ISS has received more than $60 million in contracts, extensions and task orders so far this year and is expected to receive another task order soon valued at $40 million that, along with other classified work the company cannot disclose, is triggering the hiring push, Jesse said.

      "The previous two or three years were down for us, triggering layoffs, But now we have several ...

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    9. DPS board to vote on Emily Griffith sale to hotel developer for $26 million

      DPS board to vote on Emily Griffith sale to hotel developer for $26 million

      Denver Public Schools Board of Education will vote Thursday on the sale of the historic Emily Griffith Opportunity School facility to local hotel developer Stonebridge Cos. for $26.1 million. The nearly 2.5-acre site at 1250 Welton St. was granted historic designation by the Denver City Council in May, preserving certain aspects of the property and the building envelope while allowing other parts of the site to be redeveloped...

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    10. Galvanize to expand tech developer bootcamps with new $45M investment – The Denver Post

      Galvanize to expand tech developer bootcamps with new $45M investment – The Denver Post

      New York man rescued after fall on Crestone Needle With a fresh $45 million round of investment announced Monday, tech educator Galvanize plans to expand the way it teaches the business of web development and data science to students and helps companies looking to upgrade skills of existing employees. Online and off-campus classes intermingled with the traditional six-month, in-building program are in the works...

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    11. National CineMedia hires new executive

      National CineMedia hires new executive

      National CineMedia hired a former Quiznos executive to become the movie-theater advertising company’s chief finance officer.

      NCM, based in Centennial, announced Tuesday that Katie Scherping will start as CFO on Aug. 11, replacing a pair of co-CFOs who had been overseeing NCM’s financial affairs.

      Scherping most recently had been interim president and CEO at Denver-based Quiznos, the sandwich chain, where she’d previously been CFO since last 2013.

      Prior To Quiznos, Scherping was CFO of Red…

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    12. Metro Denver's advanced industries show strong growth

      Metro Denver's advanced industries show strong growth

      Tech jobs in data processing, hosting and related services saw the highest percentage of growth in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area, according to a comprehensive report released Thursday by the Brookings Institute. The report looked in-depth at trends in America's advanced industries from 2013 to 2015. Advanced industries, as defined in the report, are those that conduct extensive research & development (R&D) and that employ a disproportionately level of high-tech, highly-skilled workers. "With…

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    13. Colorado Tech Tour: Frisco elementary students get jumpstart with app dev program

      Colorado Tech Tour: Frisco elementary students get jumpstart with app dev program

      Take yourself back to 2nd grade, if you can. Memories of recess may come to mind, but how about diving into hard skills for a future career?

      In the mountains, elementary students from 2nd to 5th grade are getting a head start thanks to a partnership between EVO3 Workspace, Boulder-based startup Bitsbox and Frisco Elementary School on a program to introduce JavaScript app development to 500 kids in 500 days. The joint effort wrapped up a pilot program two months ago. After receiving an incredible response from the kids and parents, EVO3 founder and managing director Aaron Landau is ready ...

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