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    1. Computer Science - Code.org workshops for grades K-5

      Computer Science - Code.org workshops for grades K-5

      Last week Code.org announced the launch of the Code Studio (http://studio.code.org/) platform which includes a free, computer science curriculum for K-5 students. With this new curriculum Code.org is hosting free, professional development workshops for teachers interested in bringing this curriculum back to their classrooms. Search now to find a workshop near you (US teachers only).

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    2. People who want to change the future...

      People who want to change the future...

      Mash up of people, different viewpoints and ideas 1610_ 9/22/14 - The ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder, over the years, has evolved and Jill Dupre, Associate Director said, "...it continues to evolve. A constant is that we are a home for 'creative trouble makers'. We're a home for intrepid inventors, people who want to change the future! ATLAS is interdisciplinary - we work with people from all over campus.

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    3. New school aims to prepare students for STEM careers

      New school aims to prepare students for STEM careers

      Serial entrepreneur Vic Ahmed believes massive debt incurred by college students hinders their career development and future education options, ultimately depriving the country the full use of some of its brightest minds. He’s one of the driving forces behind the STEM Learning Center at Innovation Pavilion, set to debut in Centennial this fall with the aim of preparing students for the work force or to start their own companies right out of high school.

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Futurist: Say goodbye to a 'job,' say hello to freelance

      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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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.

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