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Colorado Space Grant Consortium
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is a state-wide program that provides Colorado students access to space through innovative courses, real-world hands-on satellite programs, and interactive outreach programs. We are funded by NASA as part of National Space Grant Program. There are 52 consortia in the National Space Grant program, with one consortium in each state, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
Health Solutions is a comprehensive, non-profit community medical and behavioral health treatment provider with centers in Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties. Health Solutions is licensed by the State of Colorado, and governed by a citizens’ board of directors. Our mission is to make available a comprehensive range of affordable and quality community-based medical and behavioral health services.
The Colorado Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-AMP) is a consortium of fourteen community colleges, four-year institutions, four Native American tribes in Colorado, and the Four Corners region that is part of the National Science Foundation’s framework of colleges and universities that comprise the LS-AMP network. CO-AMP is currently represented by five Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) including Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. The Alliance’s mission is to double the number of historically and currently under-represented American Indian, African American, Hispanic and Pacific Islander students earning bachelor’s degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Trinidad State has a Research Subaward Agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) for the purpose of helping CO-AMP meet two of its objectives: 1) To increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduates successfully completing baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines and 2) To improve retention and transfer rates of URM students in STEM disciplines from 2-year to 4-year institutions. To help meet these objectives, Trinidad State encourages individual student research with an emphasis on sharing the research results with other students and scientists at conferences. Students receive stipends and are provided with supplies for completing their research projects. All travel expenses are covered if a student is accepted to give a presentation at a meeting. Funding for stipends, supplies and travel is processed through CSU. CO-AMP funds provide significant support for Trinidad State’s highly successful robotics program.
In 2011, Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC), received two HSI STEM and Articulation Program grants: an Individual Grant (Invertir en STEM!) and a Cooperative Grant (Semillas de STEM) with Otero Junior College. Funding was received for five years to support goals and outcomes. The main focus of both grants is to increase enrollment, retention and completion rates with an added emphasis on transfer to four-year institutions. The grants have improved and transformed the science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at TSJC. Students in an 11-county region of southern Colorado, including 29 high schools, have been served by the projects.
Expected Outcomes: Grants will produce clear outcomes, including:
- Comprehensive academic support for STEM students;
- Development and implementation of bridge programming;
- 4,500 students served through STEM outreach activities;
- At least 13 new 100 and 200 level STEM courses in traditional and online formats;
- Increased enrollment (up 15%), retention (up 18%); and graduation (up 15%);
- Articulation agreements with regional four-year institutions;
- An increase in STEM students transferring to four-year institutions.