Programming robots launches interest in engineering

Diego Fierro, 13, hopes to be a mechanical engineer someday. And thanks to a LEGO Robotics: Space Challenge camp at the University of Colorado Boulder, Diego took one step closer to that dream this week. “I’ve never built anything with LEGO Mindstorms before,” Diego explained, as he programmed the robot’s... Read more »

Rainy College Friday doesn’t dampen higher ed interest

Celebrating 'College Friday,' 23 students from Denver and Aurora High schools visited CU-Boulder for a campus tour and to learn about leadership. The event, sponsored by the Crowley Foundation , served to expose youth interested in higher education to campus opportunities. The event was hosted by the Office of Diversity,... Read more »

I Have a Dream, CU-Boulder partner on pre-collegiate summer program

Twenty incoming high school juniors and seniors — most who will be first-generation college students from Boulder High School — are spending two weeks at the University of Colorado getting a firsthand view of campus life. "It's just making me more comfortable when I think about college," said Jaime Astorga,... Read more »

CU-Boulder program empowers Latino, Chicano youth

Thirty-two Latino and Chicano Colorado high school students are immersing themselves in college life and learning July 12-18 at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the third annual Aquetza: Youth Leadership, Education and Community Empowerment summer program. The free residential program provides high school students with strong ties... Read more »

Lafayette middle-schoolers get taste of campus life

Alex Klein, 11, stirred glue, borax and water together in a bowl as his classmates watched, mesmerized by the science experiment unfolding in front of them. “It’s a beautiful masterpiece,” Alex declared, using a wooden spoon to stretch the goopy, blue mixture. Alex was one of nearly 500 sixth- and... Read more »

CU-Boulder offers foundation for first-generation collegians

Main criteria: Desire and determination Most incoming college freshmen arrive wide-eyed and not knowing what to expect. But one particular subset has additional reason to be somewhat apprehensive — those who are the first generation of students in their families to attend college. The Pre-Collegiate Development Program at the University... Read more »

CU-Boulder considers testing center to better serve students with disabilities

Center would benefit students who need extra time, fewer distractions during exams The number of students registering with the University of Colorado's Disability Services office has more than doubled in the past seven years, prompting growing calls for a stand-alone testing center to accommodate students who need extra time or... Read more »

I Have a Dream high school students attend CU internship bootcamp

About 50 high school students practiced fielding interview questions with the help of community volunteers on Monday at an internship boot camp held at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The students talked about their strengths and weaknesses, future goals and how their experiences prepared them for the jobs they... Read more »

CDHE coverage of CU-Boulder’s CU LEAD program

Lt. Gov. Garcia commends programs aimed at increasing student success Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited campus on Friday to learn about University of Colorado Boulder programs that focus on student success and graduation, including the CU LEAD Alliance and CU Complete... CDHE coverage of CU-Boulder’s CU LEAD To ensure... Read more »