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Summer Research: Learning from Experience

You can’t beat the learning that comes from experience. Five community college students learned a lot this summer in two STEM-related research programs. The students presented posters about their research at the end of their research time. The poster presentations were at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, which serves as a hub […]

What is Optics Technology?

From your LED alarm clock that wakes you up to your TV remote that keeps you on the couch when you change channels, optics technology is all around you. Checking out at the grocery store? Optics. Paying with a credit card? Optics. What is Optics? Optics is a branch of physics, but don’t let that […]

Search for Skilled Employees Leads to FRCC

Colorado manufacturers need skilled employees. I know that well. I led Research Electro-Optics (RE0), a company in Boulder that specializes in optics used in defense and aerospace systems, laser systems, semiconductor tools, medical systems, and life sciences instrumentation. We were acquired recently by Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on customized photonic solutions for […]

Pollinator Garden Brings Nature to Campus, City

Bees were buzzing about the blooming asters as the Pollinator Garden on the Larimer Campus was dedicated, and that is the point of the garden. The garden is the latest area to join the city of Fort Collins Nature in the City program, which committed grant funds to the project. As Stephanie Blochowiak, an environmental planner […]

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