Want some money?

Falcon friends, the money is flowing from so many generous donors. Your neighborhood counselor implores you to take advantage and get yourself a well-deserved scholarship.

There are two more options for SHS students to get scholarships, Boulder County Latina League, (due March 3) and Ameritino Scholarships (April 25) – check out the Scholarships page on this blog. Look at the due dates – that’s how I list ’em!

Want to check out Western State University?

Here is an exciting opportunity for students interested in Western.

We will be running a free charter bus from Denver to Gunnison for our Friday, March 28th Preview Day (departing Denver @ 5:30am and returning by 9:00pm).  We would very much like to have any interested students (and certainly those who might not be able to come for a Gunnison visit otherwise) sign-up for this free service.  Our Admissions Director has requested that we prioritize interested Seniors for the bus. One parent or guardian may also ride the bus per Senior student. Three meals will be provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner), though you may want to bring snacks for the morning ride to Gunnison.

To register for the ride email: sruybal@western.edu


Going to the Colorado School of Mines – check out this scholarship!!!

Every year, the Colorado School of Mines awards three E-Days scholarships. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a Colorado resident, high school senior, graduating from a Colorado high school and planning to attend Colorado School of Mines. Each award is a four-year (eight semesters), full resident-tuition scholarship.

Scholarship is due March 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. – don’t be late. Only online applications are accepted. Check it out below:



Here’s an Engineering opportunity for you

Black and Veatch is currently recruiting students for our B&V Engineering Explorer Post 1915 here in Denver.  The B&V Engineering Explorer Program is designed to offer local high school students the chance to learn and understand the field of engineering through monthly hands-on projects, informative presentations, and engineering tours.

We are looking for young adults who have expressed interest in math, science and engineering to join our group.  Monthly meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the school year (January thru May) and will resume in August after summer break.   Each month will also include a tour of an engineering facility or school on the Saturday following the weeknight meeting.  This is a great opportunity for students to see a variety of engineering topics and get an idea of what they may want (or don’t want) to study in college! Any interested high school student (freshman – senior) is welcome to join!

 We’ll be covering many exciting topics this semester!  Last semester we learned about manufacturing, civil engineering, construction, and robotics.  Tentatively scheduled topics for the spring semester include environmental engineering, military/weapons engineering, renewable energy, aerospace, and mining.

January Meeting: Waste Disposal and Water Filtratio

  • 1/14/2013, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., B&V office: 6300 S Syracuse Way Suite 300, Centennial, 80111.   Presentation: We all produce waste that ends up in a landfill. So, what happens to your garbage after it’s picked up from your curb? Waste Management will join us this month to discuss the engineering and technology that is involved in disposing of our garbage.
  • Hands-on activity: Water filtration! You’ll be designing and constructing filtration devices that will remove particles and chemicals from a “contaminated” water source. We will test your filtered water result so you can see how successful your design is!

January Event: Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (DADS) Tour with Waste Management

  • 1/18/2013, 8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m., B&V office carpool meet up: 6300 S Syracuse Way Suite 300, Centennial, 80111 on the east side of the building near the fountain (we plan to leave the B&V office promptly at 8:30 a.m.)
  • We’re taking a trip to the dump!! Waste Management will take us on a tour of the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site. This is a very modern disposal site with features that illustrate the vast amount of technology and engineering involved in responsible disposal of waste material. One particularly interesting feature of this landfill is that Waste Management captures the methane that is released from the decomposing material and converts it to useable energy that can then be sold to utilities such as Excel. This will be a fun, informative tour!
  •  This landfill, formerly Lowry Landfill, is also a completed “superfund” site. A long history of unrestricted dumping at this site led to significant water contamination problems. As a result, the site was put on a national priorities list for cleanup. This is one of not many completed superfund sites in the United States.
  • Since the site is so large, it will be a “driving” tour and Waste Management will move us from place to place in a van. Because of this restriction, tour size may be limited to students. Parents, we’ll let you know if there are additional spaces once students have RSVP’d.

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