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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 […]

How to Reinvigorate Your Motivation

Many college students have been there before: You’re overwhelmed with school and everything else in your life. Maybe the problem is new to you, and you’ve “lost steam” for a reason you can’t exactly pinpoint. Or maybe you’ve become discouraged with one or more classes and have fallen into a rut. Whatever the case, it’s […]

What is Career and Technical Education?

Nearly 90 percent of certificates and half of associate degrees awarded in the U.S. are in career and technical education, the American Association of Community Colleges reports. Commonly referred to as CTE, EdWeek succinctly describes CTE classes as those designed to prepare students for work. While many fields require or strongly prefer workers who hold […]

FRCC, CSU Build Transfer Bridge for STEM Students

While many students entering community college aim to earn a bachelor’s degree, only a relatively small portion of these students transfer and go on to do so successfully within six years. Therefore, faculty and staff must create opportunities to clarify paths toward student end goals and establish transfer pathways through alignment of learning outcomes, program […]

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