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IHS makes biggest-ever business acquisition for $500M

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of information and analysis, announced July 26, 2011, it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT), a market leader for geoscience software. The $500 million cash transaction - the largest acquisition in IHS history - is subject to customary closing conditions, including expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.


NASA Deputy Administrator to visit interns at Ball, ULA

Companies give interns hands-on experience for jobs of the future


Ball develops next generation flight computers

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed development of prototype launch vehicle flight computers equipped to bring safety and reliability to future human spaceflight systems. These flight computers were financed by Ball Aerospace and are based on deployed units now being used by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in their simulation laboratories to develop software and test systems for future human-rated launch vehicles. The computers are a critical part of the electronic command and control flight avionics system and are distinguished in their superior performance and NASA's highest level human safety specification.


NASA mission to Mars completes major milestone at CU

A $670 million NASA orbiting mission to probe the past climate of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder reached a major milestone in mid July when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review by the space agency.


Colorado to receive $1M grant to fuel college completion

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. 


CU celebrates best year ever for private support

$213.2 million total includes 11 percent increase to CU fundraising arm


Colorado Lt. Gov. Garcia visits Space Foundation

Supports STEM education in Colorado


Metro State Flight Team wins prestigious Loening Trophy

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.


Hickenlooper unveils statewide economic development plan

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.