Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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

Dear President Biden: Congratulations on your historic and monumental win. We look forward to working with you to get America back on track, and as you said, Build Back Better. And while you have a significant amount on your plate early in your term — most importantly, providing COVID-19 relief and a pathway to vaccination […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Growth, News, Technology

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

As technology companies sent workers home in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, they also were among the best equipped to keep staff since employees didn’t need to be at the office to sit in front of a computer. And as it turned out, such companies not only added jobs during the pandemic but […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

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

Harper McDavid watched her mother ride the roller coaster of writing books, swearing she’d never do it herself. But some things are just hardwired, and luckily for Harper, the world has moved on beyond typewriters and 10-pound manuscripts. “Zapata” is McDavid’s debut novel and the winner of both the 2020 Colorado Book Award and the […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

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

CASTLE ROCK — Prosecutors will not pursue the death penalty against a teen charged in a shooting at a suburban Denver school that killed a student. 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. Brauchler said that the […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Technology

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

The room was abuzz with pint-sized autonomous vehicles, mind-numbing calculations and geeks in shoe socks.  Julia Harvey had heard about the curious Lockheed Martin Space Systems event from a school newsletter and thought, “Oh, that looks really cool!” So, the Colorado School of Mines computer science major spent Halloween morning training her AWS DeepRacer (on […]

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

Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem, regardless of gender. The individual safety and national security of men and women alike are at risk from increasingly sophisticated — and frequent — cyberattacks across industries, including finance, communications, law, medicine and defense.  So why are women so underrepresented in the field, making up only 20 percent of the cybersecurity […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government, Technology

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

In the last five years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has hired more lawyers in the Front Range region than ever before. The Colorado hiring frenzy, of course, had everything to do with the agency opening a satellite office in Denver in 2014 as part of a move to expand outside of Washington, D.C. […]

Posted inBusiness, Education, News, Technology

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

After TV news show 60 Minutes aired its “Cracking the Code” episode in March about the gender gap in technology, many of the folks working on the gap were furious. The show didn’t reference any of the female-led organizations working on the issue, concluded that things were getting worse and let a man speak for […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

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

The two teens accused in the deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch told authorities the attack was carried out to exact revenge on some of their peers and that they got the weapons they used from a gun safe belonging to one of their parents. One of the alleged shooters told investigators that the […]