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  • Air Force Academy, Colorado College, UCCS earn honors in annual U.S. News rankings

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Air Force Academy again earned top honors in rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The ranking released Tuesday reaffirmed the academy's status as an elite engineering school; other colleges in Colorado Springs also won plaudits for undergraduate programs. The academy came...

  • New CC professor part of $1.7 million project to attract, retain women in geosciences

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Not many women are working in science and engineering jobs - in the United States men outnumber women by nearly three to one. In some fields, such as geosciences, the gap is even larger. A new nationwide project aimed at recruiting and retaining women in the geosciences has a local...

  • Students encouraged to enter public transportation video contest

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the public transportation system in Colorado Springs, is holding a video contest for students age 18 and under. Students are asked to create a video, either through Vine or for YouTube, about Mountain Metro bus service, highlighting why public...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper selects new Colorado poet laureate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    DENVER — Denver native Joseph Hutchison will be Colorado's eighth poet laureate. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the announcement Tuesday outside the state Capitol. The state's poet laureate advocates for poetry, literacy, and literature across the state at schools, libraries, and...

  • Local school superintendent selected for national board

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Andre Spencer, superintendent of Harrison School District 2 has been elected to join the national board of See The Change USA. The nonprofit organization is headquartered in Colorado Spring and promotes science and engineering advancement by bringing physics curriculum to middle...

  • Six school districts in Pikes Peak region to ask voters to approve bond, mill levy issues

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Preliminary ballot questions for the Nov. 4 election are set. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is reviewing the questions, which had to be submitted by Sept. 5. Local voters will be able to make their views known on a variety of topics, from school funding to...

  • 'What if.' brings imagination to life in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    A crowd of young children and parents gathered around as a robot prepared to launch a large blue ball. Kids yelped in the background as the ball launched toward them and others in the crowd while some who walked were covered in colored powder. They were just part of the hundreds of...

  • Kids delight in Space Foundation's Mars exhibit

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Despite their scientific endeavor, the vocabulary of the children involved was limited Saturday. "Cool." "Wow." "Woah." Those words were music to Brian Douglass' ears as he showed a half-dozen elementary schoolers the basics of Mars exploration at The Space Foundation off Garden of...

  • CU-Boulder faculty oversight proposal stymied

    Sarah Kuta, Boulder Daily Camera
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    A group of faculty members and graduate students is calling on the University of Colorado to create a neutral oversight body for the campus office that investigates sexual harassment and discrimination claims involving employees. University officials, however, quickly shot down that...

  • Children, adults can 'Explore Mars' on Saturday at Space Foundation Center

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, is offering a special day of "Exploring Mars," on Saturday, as part of its monthly "Star Days" series. Kids and adults can drive a rover on a simulated Martian terrain, play Minecraft Mission To Mars in...

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