Investigative Journalism Workshop in Boston – check it out!

By | February 15, 2017

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University’s College of Communication, is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer.

This program, now in its eighth year, would be a perfect fit for your students who are interested in journalism or writing. Nearly 165 students from 31 states and 11 countries attended last summer’s workshop, and we are expecting sessions to fill up quickly for 2017.

Our three two-week workshops will begin on June 26. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside veteran journalism teachers and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that challenge students’ critical thinking and research skills. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience to benefit them in college and beyond.

For more information about our program, visit our website and read students’ reflections on their experiences at the workshop last summer. I encourage you to share this information with your students and their families.

Students who apply and pay in full by February 28, 2017, can receive a $100 discount on tuition.

University of Wyoming Engineering Summer Program – Register Now!

By | February 15, 2017

Registration is now open for the Engineering Summer Program (ESP) at the University of Wyoming!

If your students enjoy hands-on learning and have an interest in the field of engineering, encourage them to apply to the Engineering Summer Program (ESP) to explore the diverse fields of engineering. Participants will have the chance to build a digital circuit, design a timber truss, examine solutions to pressing environmental issues, or discover materials for use in emerging technologies.

The summer program is June 18 – June 24!

ESP is for current high school juniors who will be seniors in the 2017-2018 school year. This is a unique opportunity for students to work one-on-one with university faculty and graduate students and to ask questions about their experiences as professionals in the field.

TechFest at Aims Community College – Feb. 20

By | February 9, 2017

Aims Community College hosting event for Weld and Larimer high school students to learn technology

 Aims Community College is hosting, TechFest, an interactive and hands-on technology workshop for Weld and Larimer County high school students on Monday, February 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ed Beaty Hall on the Greeley Campus located at 5401 W. 20th Street. Please RSVP for a free ticket at http://aimstechfest.eventbrite.com.

Students will learn how to create 3D animation, use 3D printing and develop mobile applications in Aims’ high-tech classroom spaces. Breakfast, lunch and giveaways will be provided throughout the day. The event is a collaboration between Aims Community College, the Loveland CreatorSpace, StudentRND (CodeDay.org) and The Women’s Fund of Weld County.

“This is a great opportunity for high school students to explore what is involved in creating mobile apps, 3D artwork and coding,” said Aims’ President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “Aims’ graphic design and computer science students are able to work with the most up-to-date equipment and technology, and we’re looking forward to showing Weld and Larimer high school students how Aims Community College could be their first choice for higher education in these fields.”

 

About the Aims Graphic Design & Rich Media Program

The Aims Graphic Design and Rich Media program teaches students how to communicate using typography, color, photography and illustrations together for print, web and animation design. Degrees in Graphic Design and Web Design and Development as well as certificate options are available. Visit www.aims.edu/academics/graphic-tech for more information.

About the Aims Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program

The Aims Computer Science program offers training in web development, networking, database administration, and mobile and desktop application development. Students can earn an A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems or Web Design and Development or earn a certificate. More information is available atwww.aims.edu/academics/cis.

 

CU President’s Leadership Class

By | February 8, 2017

If you want to be a leader and make your mark while a freshman at CU Boulder, consider joining the President’s Leadership Class.

From CU Boulder: The true advantage of the Presidents Leadership Class is the access to multidisciplinary leadership development, extensive experiential learning, exclusive scholarships, and a learning community of peers that the program provides from the moment you enter as a freshman at CU Boulder. You will experience the four distinct yet intertwined pillars of Class, Community, Scholarship, and Experience extensively throughout your PLC education.  Each pillar combined with our focus on inclusive excellence make up the foundation on which the entire PLC program is built.

The application is due on February 15, 2017. Apply today!

FRCC Open House

By | February 8, 2017

Interested in attending Front Range Community College? FRCC is hosting an open house (two in fact!) and they would love to meet you and get you started on a path to a degree.

Anyone interested in learning more about Front Range Community College can get an inside look at FRCC during the Spring Open House. One of the best ways to find out if a college is the right fit for you is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, and see everything the school has to offer. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

FRCC Boulder County Campus in Longmont

Tuesday, March 7 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

2121 Miller Dr., Longmont

FRCC Westminster Campus

Thursday, March 16 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

3645 W. 112th Ave., Entrance 2, Westminster

 

Learn about our academic programs and talk with faculty members. Get detailed information about financial aid, academic advising, and transfer options. Take a tour of campus, talk to current students and find out if FRCC is the right fit for you! Enjoy food, giveaways, and informational sessions. Spanish-speaking staff will be available.

Registration will start the week of Feb. 6, just visit the FRCC website.

Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program

By | February 8, 2017

Do you want to be a leader in your school? The Ronald Reagan Student Leadership program may be a good place to learn how…

This summer, 220 students will be selected to participate in an intense program filled with dynamic lessons, group activities and hands-on exercises focusing on three core areas of leadership: Communication, Optimism, and Informed Decision Making.

Upon graduating from the program, students create and implement a service-learning project, allowing them to utilize the skills they learned in the week-long session.  Students feel empowered knowing they made a positive difference in the lives of others, contributing to their growth as a leader within their school and community. Our program alumni have been featured in news articles, received honors and awards for their work, and in some cases have earned grant funding for their projects or scholarship money for college.

Application Deadlines:
Early Acceptance Deadline: February 15, 2017 (midnight)

Final Deadline: April 12, 2017 (midnight)

2017 RR Leadership Program

Mead Community Day Extracurricular Scholarship

By | February 7, 2017

Mead Community Day Extracurricular Scholarship


One of the intents of Mead’s Community Day is to showcase the community – a place where people come together as neighbors to help each other out.

In the past, a portion of the funds raised at the Mead Community Day Celebration were used to encourage Mead youth to be involved with positive extracurricular activities. As such, this scholarship was established to help middle school and high school students who are residents of the Town of Mead to participate in extra-curricular activities. At least one middle school student will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship and at least one high school student will be selected to receive $500 scholarship.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  1. Be a resident of the Town of Mead
  2. Be a student in middle school (grades 6-8) or in high school (9-11)
  3. Plan to participate in an extracurricular activity within twelve months from the application date
  4. Strength of essay

  • Demonstrated and strength of activities in and out of school. Volunteer activities within the Town of Mead will be given additional weight
  • Strength of letters of recommendation (2) – may not be from a family member
  • Personal interview (must be available in early- to mid-March)

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Marjorie Weibel at marjorie@longmontfoundation.org.

Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) Program at Mines

By | February 2, 2017

The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) Program at Mines, for rising high school juniors and seniors, who are from underrepresented populations to STEM including ethnic minority, rural areas and women, is a science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and challenges of college. Students from Colorado and Oklahoma stay in Mines’ residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry & calculus, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts.

We provide room & board – including all meals, course materials and access to all off campus events. Don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime!

Please let your rising juniors and seniors, who excel and show interest in math and science, know about this amazing opportunity.

A link to the application, and directions to apply are below.

Four Step Application Process

1. Click the application button below and submit an application by March 31.

SUMMET Program Application

2. Mail one letter of recommendation from a math teacher, science teacher, counselor, coach or community member.

  • NO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FAMILY MEMBERS.
  • Recommendations must be printed on official letterhead, signed and delivered to the student in a sealed envelope and mailed with all the other materials below.
    • ​​​​​Recommendations must assess the student in each of the following areas:
      • Motivation toward education
      • Potential to pursue a science, engineering or math degree
      • Community outreach
      • Academic Achievements
      • Outstanding qualities in leadership and scholarship

3. Meet a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.3, and mail High School Transcript.

4. Mail a two page essay that answers each of the following:

  • Why do you think you should be chosen to attend SUMMET?
  • Please list your school activities and why you chose to participate.
  • Please explain any community service involvement you have had and why you did so.
  • How do you expect to benefit from SUMMET?
  • Please describe a stressful situation you have encountered and how you handled it.

Students need to mail ONE complete packet, with the above (#2 – #4) and postmarked by Friday March, 31, 2017, to:

Colorado School of Mines
Admissions Office – SUMMET
1812 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

Interested in Colorado Mountain College?

By | January 18, 2017

We want to invite you, and your parents to a Colorado Mountain College Information Night!

CMC campus staff will be at Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities (6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada), Tuesday, January 24 from 7:00-8:30 pm

Come learn about and talk to CMC faculty and staff about financial aid, programs of study, student support services, housing and more.

Those interested can learn more and RSVP at www.coloradomtn.edu/denver. Please share this information with your community.

P.S. Students will be entered in a drawing for PRIZES including a snowboard designed and made by CMC Ski and Snowboard Business students!

Girls Lead the Way Conference at CO School of Mines

By | January 12, 2017

Hi Mav Women! Here is an awesome opportunity for you if you’re interested in a STEM (science, technology engineering and math) field!
Please see the attached flier (GLtW Flyer 2017 – Unlocking the mysteries Making discoveries) for a program sponsored by the Society for Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines for girls in grades 9th thru 12th grade.

High School Girls Leadership Conference
Girls Lead the Way: Unlocking the Mysteries

Colorado School of Mines
1600 Maple St.
Golden, CO

Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Girls 9th-12th Grade

$30 Preregister by January 30th at the following link:

https://commerce.cashnet.com/SWE_MEP

Science is only possible through discovery, which means that everything was once a complex mystery.

Join us for an experience that will help guide young women towards a future in STEM and provide them with the keys to make their own discoveries.

Sponsored by SWE’s CSM Collegiate Section and the Rocky Mountain Professional Section.