The first local pairing between the technology industry and higher education started almost half a century ago. Pueblo native The
A second blissful marriage was announced Tuesday.
In addition to stepped up internship and job opportunities with the company, UCCS students in the
"The DNA of this campus has been connections to partners," Chancellor
All of the new offerings will be centered on the fields of science, technology, engineering and math or STEM, focuses that are sorely needed, said
"There's a growing shortage of science-based talent in the workplace and at universities," she said. "It's a serious problem for our nation that could leave America unable to sustain its leadership position."
"We will develop strategies and programs that will help attract, engage, excite and retain your talented students," she told UCCS officials.
"Today's announcement is about tomorrow, to push the envelope of space science and monitoring technology and to support the country's defense," he said.
The telescope is being developed by
"It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built and has a 2018 planned launch, to place it in orbital position 1 million miles from Earth," Anarde said. "It will be almost as large as a tennis court, and it requires the best and the brightest STEM workforce."
The company evaluated 140 universities across the nation for its partnership program, Nelson said, and chose UCCS because of its national rankings, research opportunities, a high amount (20 percent) of females in the
Anarde said his company has not yet determined how much money it will spend on the budding relationship with UCCS.
"I see a lot of talent, and now, it sounds like there will be a lot of opportunities for students," he said. "Working there has given me a way to apply my STEM interest in a way that I enjoy."
The first local pairing between the technology industry and higher education started almost half a century ago. Pueblo native