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    1. NerdWallet: Denver No. 9 on Top 10 list for STEM graduates seeking jobs

      NerdWallet: Denver No. 9 on Top 10 list for STEM graduates seeking jobs

      DENVER – Denver is among the top 10 metro areas in the nation for STEM graduates to find a job, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metro area was No. 9 on the top 10 list assembled by NerdWallet.

      The data shows the annual mean wage for STEM jobs in the Denver metro area is $84,380, with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs representing 8.16 percent of the total jobs in the area.

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    2. Denver ranked in top 10 for best places for STEM graduates (Slideshow)

      Denver ranked in top 10 for best places for STEM graduates (Slideshow)

      Denver is a growing hub for workers looking to land a job in the growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries, according to a NerdWallet study released Monday. That study placed the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield area at No. 9 out of 75 of the largest U.S. metros for the best places for STEM graduates based off income level for STEM jobs and the size of STEM industries. Click the slideshow (above right) to view the top 10 cities for STEM graduates.

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    3. New STEM 9-12 Education Alternative at Innovation Pavilion Inf...

      New STEM 9-12 Education Alternative at Innovation Pavilion Inf...

      This fall a new STEM-focused education option which has its roots in the vibrant Denver STEM business community is opening in Centennial. Welcome to STEM Learning Center at Innovation Pavilion, with the goal of putting high school students on the fast track to becoming the next technology superstar!

      What is STEM Learning Center at Innovation Pavilion?

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    4. XperienceSTEM Conference

      XperienceSTEM Conference

      Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Thursday, June 26, 2014 The XperienceSTEM conference allows educators to get direct 1st person experiences in STEM learning that are designed to be extraordinary, personally relevant, and operate on intellectual, physical, and emotional levels-- precisely what high quality STEM education looks like. It’shands-on, minds-on, inquiry based learning at its best.

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    5. New STEM 9-12 Education Alternative at Innovation Pavilion Info Session

      New STEM 9-12 Education Alternative at Innovation Pavilion Info Session

      This fall a new STEM-focused education option which has its roots in the vibrant Denver STEM business community is opening in Centennial. Welcome to STEM Learning Center at Innovation Pavilion, with the goal of putting high school students on the fast track to becoming the next technology superstar!

      What is STEM Learning Center at Innovation Pavilion?

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    6. CU-Boulder research team converting popular children’s books to 3D for visually impaired kids

      CU-Boulder research team converting popular children’s books to 3D for visually impaired kids

      0 25 Jun 2014 3D printing, Boulder, CU-Boulder, Sikuli Lab, Tactile Picture Books Project, Tom Yeh by InnovatioNews

      Graduate student Abigale Stangl (right), a CU-Boulder doctoral student and a volunteer at the Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver, shows Isabella Chinkes and her mother, Linda, a 3D version of Goodnight Moon. Photo by Casey Cass

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    7. Colorado's fast-growing startups of 2014 - and how to get a job at them

      Colorado's fast-growing startups of 2014 - and how to get a job at them

      posted by Elyse Kent on 06/19/2014 10:05 am * 224 views * 1 comments

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      Colorado is known for building long-lasting and fast-growing companies. National rankings confirm that Colorado has 4 of the top cities for startups Here's just a few of the companies that are contributing to that growth - and a few inside tips on how to snag a job at them:

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    8. Monument brothers develop router to control home automation devices

      Monument brothers develop router to control home automation devices

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      They were on track to bring in more than $100,000, and then Kickstarter pulled the plug.

      Alex and Brandon Jones, brothers from Monument, had launched a crowdfunding campaign to jumpstart the development of their invention: a touchscreen router designed to control all automation and networking technologies within a home.

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    9. Female-focused initiatives shift tides for rising tech entrepreneurs

      Female-focused initiatives shift tides for rising tech entrepreneurs

      On the last Thursday of April, Lee Mayer, 32, sat slightly hidden behind her laptop at a conference table inside Galvanize, a tech startup common work space. She was updating back-end code for her e-commerce company's website.

      As more women gathered around the table, she popped her head up.

      "Ladies," Mayer said. "My friend Julie Sandler is up for Geek of the Year by GeekWire. She is doing great things in tech up in Seattle. Go on and vote for her, please."

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    10. CTA Industry Briefing

      CTA Industry Briefing

      Industry Collaboration Briefing: A Monthly Series

      CTA hosts an Industry Collaboration Briefing (most months on the 1st Wednesday at 7:30am monthly) where we provide updates on activity, programs and trends in:

      - Public policy related to building a technology and business friendly climate

      - Talent pipeline, including STEM education & workforce development

      - Business growth, including new market development, access to funding, etc.

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    11. Technical Staffing - Tips & Hints

      Technical Staffing - Tips & Hints

      Completing technical staffing for your company requires more than simply being on top of current technology trends, it is often necessary to understand where technology is going in order to find the candidate that can grow effectively in the job.  Follow these tips and you will create a talent pool that can help you fill openings more quickly, saving you time and your company money.

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    12. 3 new Boulder startups to look out for this quarter

      3 new Boulder startups to look out for this quarter

      posted by Katie Leimkuehler on 05/29/2014 10:15 am * 73 views * 0 comments

      Tweet The vibrant community of Boulder is known to be a startup hub that attracts new and up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The Kauffman Foundation found Boulder to have the highest high-tech startup density of any metro area in the United States in 2013. Built In Colorado caught up with a few founders to find out why it’s the place to be and how Boulder is a fit for their startup journeys.

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    13. Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning

      Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning

      Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Wednesday, May 28, 2014

      Tinkering activities provide a powerful way to inspire students' interest, engagement, and understanding in science. The Tinkering Fundamentals course will help educators and enthusiasts develop a practice of tinkering and making. This course will focus on key design elements of high-quality, science-rich tinkering activities, effective facilitation strategies and environmental organization. Watch Intro Video

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    14. Check Out Computer Science Online

      Check Out Computer Science Online

      Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Computer Science Online is a self-funded and non-commercial organization that provides students and lifelong learners with educational, career and developmental information related to the world of computer science. Most recently, we launched a guide about the opportunities for women in the field of computer science.

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