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    1. State releases annual Talent Pipeline Report | The Office of Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper

      State releases annual Talent Pipeline Report | The Office of Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper

      DENVER — Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 — The Colorado Workforce Development Council today released its annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report.

      The report examines how well Colorado’s talent development system - a network of education, higher education, training, workforce development, and other partners - meets the needs of businesses and supports the state’s economic growth.

      “We continue to work closely with industry to make sure students and jobseekers can navigate pathways to in-demand careers,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Easier access to meaningful jobs and ensuring businesses have access to a skilled workforce is win-win for everyone.”


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    2. Smith’s STEM Education Act Signed Into Law | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

      Smith’s STEM Education Act Signed Into Law | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

      Washington, D.C. - The president has signed into law the STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1020), a bipartisan bill introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.). The bill strengthens science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education efforts and expands the definition of STEM to include computer science. The bill recently was approved unanimously by both the House and the Senate.

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    3. University partnerships vital to a healthy Colorado economy

      University partnerships vital to a healthy Colorado economy

      Metropolitan State University of Denver student Jeff Pollmiller has two classrooms: one with desks, and the other with spacecraft. Jeff studies in MSU Denver’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program, but this fall, he’s working here at Lockheed Martin’s Littleton plant in our state-of-the-art additive manufacturing lab—using what he’s learned to complete his senior engineering project.

      National Manufacturing Day was Oct. 2 and I found myself reflecting on how young minds like Jeff go…

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    4. High-powered supercomputer to boost Rocky Mountain research | SOURCE

      High-powered supercomputer to boost Rocky Mountain research | SOURCE

      Colorado State grant principal investigators H.J. Siegel, Pat Burns, Edwin Chong and Jessica Prenni illustrate the evolution of computer processing power leading up to the university’s latest supercomputer. Siegel is holding a 1950s magnetic core memory board; Burns, a computer punch card; Chong, a keyboard; and Prenni, a 1980s processor board.

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    5. MSU Denver aerospace program poised as industry looks for diversity (Slideshow)

      MSU Denver aerospace program poised as industry looks for diversity (Slideshow)

      Workforce diversity in the U.S. space industry edged out new manufacturing technologies, small satellites and 3-D printing as main topic Thursday during groundbreaking celebrations at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dozens gathered to kick off construction of the school’s $70 million aerospace engineering center in Denver. Much of the talk was about the important push for more ethnic and gender diversity in the aerospace work force, and how the growing city university can help.

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    6. Parents Want STEM Classes, So Why Do Schools Struggle to Keep Them Alive? - Yahoo News

      Parents Want STEM Classes, So Why Do Schools Struggle to Keep Them Alive? - Yahoo News

      From Yahoo News: The study, led by a team of eight researchers from the University of Buffalo and the University of Colorado Boulder, found that programs designed to boost students’ science, technology, engineering, and math skills in majority-minority, predominantly low-income schools barely had an impact on the students they were intended to help, and in some cases they dragged down scores on standardized tests. “Under-performing schools need an awful lot of support to manage the demands of a STEM program,' the study’s coauthor, Margaret Eisenhart, an educational anthropology and research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, wrote in ...

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    7. St. Vrain teachers get lesson on integrating computer science | News OK

      St. Vrain teachers get lesson on integrating computer science | News OK

      About 65 St. Vrain Valley teachers, counselors, librarians and coordinators attended a day-long symposium Monday at Longmont's Timberline K-8 to learn about integrating computer science principles into their lessons. Axel Reitzig, program director of St. Vrain's Innovation Center, said the symposium kicks off the district's work to develop a K-12 computer science framework. The framework would detail computer science standards at each grade level and suggest resources for teachers, he said. The district also is looking at providing more teacher training opportunities. 'We have to start getting some traction in making sure our students are learning computer ...

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    8. How Lucy Sanders tackles gender inequity: Data, research, humor

      How Lucy Sanders tackles gender inequity: Data, research, humor

      BOULDER — Lucy Sanders' memorable moment No. 1: traveling to New Jersey with her husband to accept the Bell Labs Fellow Award, the highest honor bestowed on about a half-dozen company scientists and engineers each year.

      As the third woman to receive the award since its inception in 1982, she remembered watching the wives of other award winners clapping excitedly as a woman stepped up to accept the award.

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