Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced July 22, 2011, Colorado will receive a $1 million grant to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly increasing college completion.
$213.2 million total includes 11 percent increase to CU fundraising arm
Supports STEM education in Colorado
Metropolitan State College of Denver's Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science was awarded the Loening Trophy, the oldest and most prestigious collegiate aviation award. The award recognizes the most outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the country.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced July 20, 2011, a statewide work plan to spur Colorado's economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. "The Colorado Blueprint: A bottom-up approach to economic development" is the product of an unprecedented effort to engage every county in Colorado on how best to improve the state's economy.
Gov. John Hickenlooper will talk about the "Colorado Blueprint: A bottom-up approach to economic development" during a press conference July 20 in Denver. He will also make stops in Windsor and Fort Morgan later in the day to talk about the statewide economic development work plan.
NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced July 18, 2011, an agreement for technical support through NASA's Commercial Crew Program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to offer technical information on the Atlas V to support using the rocket to launch astronauts into space.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-2 payload lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 2:41 a.m. EDT July 16, 2011. This is the seventh ULA launch this year.
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, announced that on June 16 it successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of infrastructure enhancements at its Colorado headquarters under the terms of the EnhancedView contract. The successful CDR marks the third consecutive EnhancedView contract milestone DigitalGlobe has achieved on schedule. "Fulfilling our commitments to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is our top priority and at this point we have achieved every milestone on or before the date promised," said Walter Scott, chief technology officer, DigitalGlobe. "We expect our enhanced infrastructure to be operational in 2012, allowing us to be more responsive to NGA needs and satisfy increasingly stringent EnhancedView requirements. Ultimately, these investments will enable us to provide the best service possible." The EnhancedView contract vehicle was awarded to DigitalGlobe in August 2010. A copy of the NGA's original EnhancedView award announcement can be found at www.nga.mil/Newsroom/PressReleases/Press%20Releases/nga_10_10.pdf.