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Cheyenne Mountain High School teen Sara Volz was named a 2011 high school inventor by Popular Science magazine and is featured in the September issue. Sara, 16, has been conducting research on alternative fuels for the past year and built her own photobioreactor. She’s been working with Colorado State University faculty and staff on finding… Continue Reading Springs teen named 2011 inventor by Popular Science magazine

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CSU breaks research funding records

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Colorado State University grew its annual research spending nearly 10 percent his year, the fourth year that expenditures topped $300 million. The university has spent $2330.8 million during the current fiscal year, a record high for CSU, one of the top research universities in the nation. Research spending at CSU has increased 24 percent, even… Continue Reading CSU breaks research funding records

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Tiffany Square gets new tenant

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Once home to a movie theater, and then to MCI, Tiffany Square will have a new tenant once a $1 million remodel is complete. Continue Reading Tiffany Square gets new tenant

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AFA ranks in top ten for second time

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In its second accolade of the week, the Air Force Academy is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the nation, according to Forbes. Forbes released its best colleges ranking Wednesday, ranking the academy as the tenth best. The magazine ranked Williams College in Massachusetts at the top, followed by Princeton, the U.S.… Continue Reading AFA ranks in top ten for second time

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Academy ranked in top colleges list

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The Air Force Academy received top 10 rankings in the most available professors, low drug and alcohol use and best school administration in a review of top colleges released by Princeton Review. The review ranks the Air Force academy’s faculty fifth in the nation in “most accessible professors,” and ranked its administration ninth in the… Continue Reading Academy ranked in top colleges list

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A Colorado-based peanut butter company has teamed with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save the orangutans. Justin’s Nut Butter, based in Boulder, will feature Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s “Orangutan Friendly” logo on its products, which are sold in Safeway, King Soopers, Vitamin Cottage and Whole Foods stores in Colorado Springs. The logo aims to draw awareness to… Continue Reading Colorado company joins Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save orangutans

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Hickenlooper elected to WGU board

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined the Western Governors University Board of Trustees. A nonprofit, online university, the school was founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, including former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer. WGU was established to increase higher education opportunities for working adults, offers online degrees in business, information technology, education and health professions. It… Continue Reading Hickenlooper elected to WGU board

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State Sen. Rollie Heath says schools need more help than an initiative to raise taxes can offer. Heath says he hopes an initiative he is proposing would at least shore up some funding for public schools and higher education while deeper changes to education are decided, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. The initiative… Continue Reading Heath says tax hike only small step for schools

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As the dot.com and technology sectors recover from last year’s blow to the economic solar plexus, thousands of students enrolled in computer science and IT courses – along with seasoned industry professionals – faced diminishing job prospects. Fortunately, an entrepreneurial young woman with experience on the job at Digital Equipment Corporation, Quantum Corporation, and later… Continue Reading New co. gives IT students real-world experience

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Does anyone out there remember playing the game of Life? Odds are, if you picked “go to school,” you ended up with a lot more play money than the person across from you who picked “hang out all day.” Remember the “poor house?” TrueLifeInteractive.com is playing the game for real with truly live people, showing… Continue Reading CO Springs company’s online game shows teenagers how choices affect their futures

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