Summer STEM class options

This summer Skyline HS & The Innovation Center are offering three summer STEM courses to any high school students, at any SVVSD high school, who might be interested. These cost $125 and run during the month of June, Mon-Thurs, 8am-12noon.
  1. Intro to Programming
  2. Tech 1 (CompTIA Introduction to IT)
  3. Tech 2 (Apple Mac repair certification)
These are classes that lead to STEM industry knowledge and certifications. We are opening these up to the entire district for the first time, and we hope you might know some high school students who might be interested.
If you do, please tell them to go to: and download the application. Ignore prerequisites and application dates on the application. You can also have them email me if they are interested and have questions or trouble applying.
-Thom Ingram

Instructional Technologist

FRCC Open Houses!

Front Range Community College is excited to be hosting a Spring Open House, be sure to REGISTER TODAY!

Boulder County Campus Open House

Mon., Apr. 25 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

2121 Miller Drive, Longmont

Westminster Campus Open House

Tues., Apr. 26 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

3645 W. 112th Ave, Westminster

There are a number of academic program that will be participating to share information that has a focus of college to career.  Faculty members have been working on creative ways to share their information, as well as inviting current and former students to talk about their experiences during the Academic Program Fair.

All Student Services will be available to speak with students and answer their questions.  This will be an excellent opportunity for future FRCC students to engage with staff and students to help them feel more confident about their decision to attend FRCC.

Campus Tours and FRCC Informational workshops at the Boulder County Campus will be going on throughout the evening. The agenda is as follows:

4:45 English
5:30 Spanish and English
6:15 English
7:00 Spanish and English
FRCC General Workshops (C1606 and C1772)
5:00 English and Spanish
6:00 English and Spanish

Like Art? Like Engineering? Here’s how you can do both

From CU Boulder a BS in Technology, Arts and Media combines an engineering education with creative practice, making, hacking, experimentation, research and design.

If you know students who are both technically and creatively inclined but are shying away from single-track engineering programs, BS–TAM might be just the right mix. If so, please share the attached flyer, our website or this short video.

From ATLAS’ hacker lab/makerspace, research labs and creative studios, to our performance and production spaces, TAM students make up a lively, diverse and talented interdisciplinary community of technical enthusiasts who invent, design and create with gusto!

Examples of where this degree leads:

  • 3D modeling
  • Game design
  • Mobile apps
  • Virtual reality
  • Graphic design
  • Data visualization
  • Motion graphics
  • Robotics
  • Interactive technologies
  • Physical computing
  • User experience

University of Wyoming STEM Bridge Program

The University of Wyoming STEP Summer Bridge program, is an unique opportunity for incoming freshman.  STEP Summer Bridge is a four week program for entering freshman who wish to get a jump start on their college career.  It is comprised of a self-directed math course, a first year seminar, as well as co-curricular activities aimed at exposing students to campus resources and the community of Laramie, WY at large.  Students will live on campus and build a community with their fellow students.

The mission of STEP Summer Bridge is to prepare students for academic success by challenging them to engage with their studies in a supportive learning environment.  Students will be empowered to grow academically as they work collaboratively with their fellow classmates and instructors.  Students will also become connected to Laramie as a community outside of the university to create a sense of belonging that will make their transition to the University of Wyoming a positive and welcoming experience.

It’s testing season

Fantastic Friday Falcons! This coming Tuesday (April 19) will be testing day for all juniors, who are taking the ACT and all sophomores who are taking the PSAT. Please make sure you arrive at 7:30, so testing can start on time (the earlier the room fills, the earlier it starts!).

Enjoy your rainy and snowy weekend, stay safe, and maybe practice a few math problems and check your grammar skills in anticipation of Tuesdays testing extravaganza.

LGBTQQIA+ or Allied Youth Leadership & Activism Group

I am very excited to announce the beginning of a NEW LGBTQQIA+ Activism and Leadership Group- Youth Advocating for Change (YAC)!  Applications are open until May 6th, please encourage any students that you think would be a good fit to apply.  They can apply online here or fill out the attached paper application and send it to me via email or mail (contact information is included on the application).

Who we are looking for:

  • LGBTQQIA+ or allied youth that live or attend school in Boulder County.  Applicants do not need to be publicly “out” in order to apply.  Please contact Taylor Stein if you have any concerns about being discrete with your identity.
  • Must be in high school Fall of 2016 (incoming freshmen are welcome to apply).
  • No leadership or past experience required. We are looking for a variety of students, and your unique story is experience enough!

YAC will be an August-May commitment, with meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Students will be compensated $150 a semester for their time and commitment, in addition to trainings and networking opportunities.  They also will get to participate in a team-building retreat in the mountains.

Please let me know if you or any students have any questions.  I am very willing to talk to and students or parents to tell them about the group and what it entails.

Thank you,

Taylor Stein, OASOS, 303.579.2676 (OASOS cell)

YAC Application 2016 (1)