The Colorado Space Coaltion advocates for and promotes pre-school through higher education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs and initiatives throughout Colorado. In addition to the major STEM iniatives listed below, several of Colorado's aerospace companies lead STEM outreach and education programs.
Major Colorado STEM initiatives in aerospace:
- Colorado STEM Education Roadmap
The Coloroado Education Initiative developed the Roadmap by collaborating with key aerospace industry stakeholders to position Colorado as the most innovative state for growing a talent pipeline through STEM education and experiences.
- Wings Aerospace Academy
An online, tuition-free charter school for sixth through eighth grade students, launched in Fall 2015, the Academy provides hand-on aerospace experiences via a Elevate Academy with hands-on, aerospace-based STEM curricula provided by Wings Over the Rockies.
- Center for STEM Learning
The Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) partners with and features dozens of STEM programs around the country and within CU-Boulder. In addition, CU-Boulder along with the University of Massachusetts Amherst are partnering to create a national network of about 200 campus STEM education centers.
- Colorado Space Grant Consortium
NASA selected the Colorado Space Grant Consortium as a recipient of the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at community colleges and technical schools. The CSGC provides Colorado students access to space through innovative courses, real-world hands-on telescope and satellite programs, and interactive outreach programs.
- Colorado Aerospace Internship Initiative
The Colorado Space Business Roundtable leads this two-week immersive program designed to expose students to what it's like to work in various facets of the aerospace industry.
- Space Science Institute
The Boulder-based Institute produces pioneering projects ranging from exhibits and digital learning experiences, to workshops designed to engage scientists in education reform.
“Strengthening STEM education and experiences for all our students demonstrates Colorado’s commitment to developing a strong talent pipeline rich in diversity.” Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia
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