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Opinion: A community college collaboration is a key reason why the Space Command HQ should be in Colorado

An innovative partnership involving Red Rocks Community College gives the U.S. Space Command a valuable tool in its arsenal to be successful in Colorado.

Opinion Columns

Coronavirus killed a lot of Colorado jobs, but it also created a host of new ones in technology

Zoom, the videoconferencing service that became a verb and has an office in Denver, increased its global workforce 42%, while other tech companies grew despite the pandemic.

Technology

In her debut novel, the hydrogeologist author stuck to the adage: Write what you know

Harper McDavid put her characters in familiar south Texas and Mexico settings, with the protagonist reflecting another familiar feature -- women in STEM pursuits

SunLit Interviews

Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty against older of two suspected STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters

In a court filing on Thursday, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler did not explain the decision not to seek capital punishment for Devon Erickson

Crime and Courts

How does Colorado’s Lockheed Martin keep future engineers interested in space? By asking them to design robot cars.

The Colorado aerospace industry is adapting to a talent shortage by figuring out new ways to keep the future workforce interested in the space side of STEM.

Technology

Wilson: From agitator to innovator, the unlikely journey of Brandon Pryor

Opinion Columns

Cory Gardner: Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem. So why are women underrepresented in the field?

Opinion Columns

Why the head of the U.S. Patent Office is interested in artificial intelligence, false trademarks and the Western Slope

The Denver branch of the federal Patent and Trademark Office now has 209 employees, compared to 29 in the entire state five years ago

Business

How to close the technology gender gap? A Colorado-launched effort starts with making sure stories don’t go untold

Ruthe Farmer, of Lafayette, has gathered teachers, technologists and developers to build a virtual timeline of computer science

Business

Revenge prompted deadly STEM School shooting, unsealed documents say; security guard accidentally wounded student

The alleged shooters entered the Douglas County charter school through a door where they knew handguns and rifle they carried would not be detected, documents say

Crime and Courts

The school at the center of Colorado’s latest mass shooting is a refuge for gifted, tech-savvy kids who sometimes didn’t fit in elsewhere

Parents are fiercely protective of STEM School Highlands Ranch and fighting back against a narrative that it was a pressure cooker headed toward violence

Education

This is not Parkland: Douglas County, divided on guns but eager to prevent another school shooting, tries to find its voice

STEM students are searching for “one voice” on mental health, moms against gun violence are standing up 100-fold and a petition for metal detectors is now 20,000 strong

Coloradans

St. Vrain, with a decade of momentum, is on a “high-tech high” that’s gaining national attention for its students and teachers

Innovations that emphasize real-world experience have northern Colorado students working on everything from rescuing endangered frogs in Peru to using drones to deliver mail

Education

Computer science isn’t required in Colorado schools. But enough people think it should be that the state is training teachers for free.

Teaching Colorado kids computer science in elementary school sets them up to be critical thinkers and prepares them for a computer-forward economy

Education

Opinion: Hurricane Michael’s first lesson? We need more STEM.

Opinion Columns

Why Maker Faire Denver — a celebration of the city’s curiosity and ingenuity — got a makeover

With inclusion and diversity in mind, the new leadership expanded outreach to welcome makers in underserved communities

Business