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UCCS students to design parts for electric cars

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs engineering students will start designing parts for electric cars beginning in the fall of 2012. UCCS and University of Colorado Boulder faculty will join forces to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers. The university faculties won a five-year $954,000 grant… Continue Reading UCCS students to design parts for electric cars

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If someone were to break into Lockheed Martin’s vaults, grab millions of plans, load them into a truck and make a getaway, it would be a major crime. But when something like that happens in cyberspace, as it did earlier this week, it makes headlines, but causes few ripples outside the defense industry. That’s about… Continue Reading Cyber clampdown could mean business for Springs

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed twice on the annual rankings list of graduate programs from U.S. News & World Report. The School of Public Affairs – with programs at UCCS and CU Denver – ranked 32nd nationally. Four CU campuses received 37 mentions in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Nine ranked… Continue Reading UCCS grabs two spots on U.S. News and World rankings

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Faculty researchers at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the University of California Irvine have received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of using online informal communication during disasters. The universities will create Project Hazards, Emergency Response and Online Information Communication, or HEROIC, to understand the role and effectiveness of… Continue Reading UCCS, UC Irvine researchers win grant to study disaster-communication

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Corporate culture is the most powerful tool that an organization has to shape the behavior within the organization. Anytime humans get together – a culture happens. If business owners and executives don’t create and assign a corporate culture – it will happen by default around the water cooler. About 400 executives and business owners attended… Continue Reading Disney Institute: Create corporate culture to be successful

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Pulling the plug: Tech sector exports declining

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The high-tech industry annually brings Colorado billions of dollars in revenue and represents one of its top export products. The sector — including computers, semiconductors, electro-medical equipment and industrial electronics — generated $2.9 billion for Colorado during 2008. That, however, was an 8 percent decrease from 2007 and far off the 2006 high of $4.3… Continue Reading Pulling the plug: Tech sector exports declining

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CSU, UCCS leading universities’ solar trend

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Colorado State University is planning to build the largest solar arrays at a U.S. university, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the first school in the state to use thin-film solar panels. CSU’s 15-acre array will be enough to power more than 10 percent of the university’s electric energy needs on the… Continue Reading CSU, UCCS leading universities’ solar trend

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