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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 […]

From Community College to Mines and MIT

You might think Front Range Community College is an unlikely starting point to reach Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Just don’t say that to Matthew Mahaffey. This former Front Range student is an undergraduate researcher this summer at MIT. College at The Right Time Matthew grew up in Georgia and had an offer of a basketball […]

When Teaching is in Your Blood

Marie Teto

A decade after graduating high school, Marie Teto was working in a job she loved for a government-funded program that helps low-income individuals pay their heating bills. But some life changes caused her to re-evaluate her life and career goals. “I realized I wanted to do something more with my life, and education seemed like […]

Combining Passions for Math and Teaching

David Platt

David Platt has loved mathematics for as long as he can remember, but he didn’t discover his love of teaching until his first experience as a student teacher. “My very first class was full of students who were eager to learn, and I was hooked after that,” says David. “My two greatest loves are solving […]

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