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    1. Regis University opens Colorado's first fully dedicated computer sciences college

      Regis University opens Colorado's first fully dedicated computer sciences college

      The doors of the first college in Colorado fully dedicated to computer and information sciences opened Tuesday and is one of just three colleges at 127-year-old Regis University. The College of Computer & Information, which will provide classes for technical skills and the impact of technology, will be the first Regis college to open over 20 years. Most universities offer computer science degrees as part of their liberal arts programs. Regis had before offered the classes in its three colleges,…

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    2. Colorado Tech Roundup: Ball's Space Lasers, Zayo to Wire the NBA

      Colorado Tech Roundup: Ball's Space Lasers, Zayo to Wire the NBA

      Awards finalists: Finally, the Colorado Technology Association announced the nominees for its annual Apex Awards. The awards honor the top companies, startups, and individuals in the Colorado tech industry. The winners will be announced Nov.

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    3. Event: Space Foundation’s 3rd annual costume ball will benefit STEM

      Event: Space Foundation’s 3rd annual costume ball will benefit STEM

      If space fantasy and science fiction is your thing, the Space Foundation’s costume ball will make your Halloween complete. The Third Annual Space and Science Fiction Costume Ball will take place from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Proceeds will benefit space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM… Continue Reading Space ...

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    4. Futurist: Say goodbye to a 'job,' say hello to freelance

      With a shift to a more freelance economy, communities should focus less on attracting companies to provide jobs and more on attracting high-level executives who can bring a budget and staff with them to wherever they decide to locate, Thomas Frey said in an interview after his speech at the "State of the Workforce" event, hosted by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center.

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    5. Red Rocks Community College

      Red Rocks Community College

      LAUNCHING INNOVATIONS IN STEM EDUCATION

      Red Rocks Innovations in STEM Education (RISE) offers courses and programs that showcase how STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is critical to solving local and global challenges. By doing so, RISE inspires and motivates students to pursue a STEM career through impactful hands-on and real-world experiences.

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    6. Colorado tech association launches foundation for STEM education

      Colorado tech association launches foundation for STEM education

      The Colorado Technology Association has started a nonprofit organization and funding programs to get more students technical education and ready for careers in technology. The Colorado Technology Foundation was formed in partnership with the Rose Community Foundation. The foundation has been seeded with $250,000 in funding commitments. Its mission is to connect technology companies in the state with educators and programs trying to improve science, technology, engineering and math education.

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    7. Chalkbeat: STEM push called vital to Colorado’s economic future

      Chalkbeat: STEM push called vital to Colorado’s economic future

      Lack of a “statewide vision” and strategy for STEM education “is impeding Colorado’s ability to develop a strong local talent pipeline needed for an innovation economy,” according to a new Colorado STEM Education Roadmap.

      The paper was issued Wednesday by the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) and is intended to build support for STEM education and improve such instruction in the state’s schools.

      “Colorado is expected to see above national average growth in STEM occupations over…

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    8. Gap arises between Colorado's high startup ranking and low VC ranking in innovation report

      Gap arises between Colorado's high startup ranking and low VC ranking in innovation report

      Colorado is a hub for startup and job creation, but struggles to garner interest from venture capitalists, according to the Colorado Innovation Network's 2014 report, released Monday. COIN's third annual index analyzes the role innovation plays in the state's economic performance. The report defines innovation as, "a product, process or service that generates new value in the marketplace.

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    9. The futurist: Growing dangers of technological unemployment

      The futurist: Growing dangers of technological unemployment

      In March, when Facebook announced the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift, they not only put a giant stamp of approval on the technology, but they also triggered an instant demand for virtual reality designers, developers and engineers.

      Virtual reality professionals were nowhere to be found on the list of hot skills needed for 2014, but they certainly will be for 2015.

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    10. Colorado’s 5 best tech companies for new developers

      Colorado’s 5 best tech companies for new developers

      To help our city's new developers, fresh out of local universities and programs like gSchool, find the best opportunities, Built In Colorado is highlighting some our city's great tech companies. The companies on this list go the extra mile to push new developers to constantly learn and showcase their talents. To see what developer positions are currently open at these growing companies, visit our job board.

      LogRhythm

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    11. How not to attract women to coding: Make tech pink

      How not to attract women to coding: Make tech pink

      To start, there were the pitches from college engineering programs in curly purple typeface accented by flowery images. Women are grossly underrepresented in engineering and computer science careers, a fact that is attracting an increasing amount of attention. Since May, a number of tech companies, among them Google and Facebook, have released their lagging diversity figures, accompanied by pledges to bridge the gender divide. The overflow of pink in her inbox moved the Virginia teen to pen an opinion piece, which was recently a runner-up in a New York Times teen editorial contest. At a recent Bay Area tech mixer ...

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    12. Colorado is a casual environment anyway, but now we're leading the way toward transforming the workplace. Check out Rally Software; as the cover photo in the Denver Post. http://bit.ly/1pNofgq

      With a wave of millennials soon to enter the workforce, leaders in Colorado — from politicians to cutting-edge recruiters — are making changes they hope will maximize the state's competitive advantage in recruiting the best and brightest.

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    13. Entrepreneurs Have the Potential to Create 10 Million Youth Jobs in G20

      Entrepreneurs Have the Potential to Create 10 Million Youth Jobs in G20

      The Accenture study, “The promise of digital entrepreneurs: creating 10 million youth jobs in the G20 countries,” analyzes the views of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and highlights the barriers that are limiting the potential of entrepreneurs to create jobs and ...

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