The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) hosted at Colorado State University Pueblo recently completed the first statewide competition for funding of cannabis research. Approximately 40 proposals were received from researchers at six institutions of higher education, several nonprofit research organizations, and a private entity with the required state licensing. Applications were evaluated by scientific review panels comprised of subject matter experts from around the country. Ten projects were recommended for funding and will be led by researchers from four universities and one private company with an anticipated start date of July 2021.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed State Bill 21-205 or the Long-Bill into effect on Monday. This bill will allocate over $3 million to Colorado State University Pueblo for campus improvements and approves CSU Pueblo’s planned renovations to its Technology Building.
Colorado State University Pueblo has announced the names of 11 local students who will receive prominent merit scholarships through the CSU Pueblo Foundation. Six of these high-achieving students will receive the Kane Family Foundation Scholarship, two the Jennie and Albert Gersick Foundation Scholarship, and three the Lois W. and J. Roland Mathis Education Fund Scholarship.
Colorado State University Pueblo is part of a team of surface transportation research organizations lead by ENSCO Inc. (ENSCO) that was recently awarded a $571 million USD contract by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to provide research, testing, engineering, and training services at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC). The team will focus on initiatives that support FRA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) objectives to establish TTC as a vibrant, engaging, and modern center for railroad and ground transportation safety, security, and innovation. Transfer of TTC operations to the ENSCO team is anticipated to be completed by October 2022.
Colorado State University Pueblo Vice President of Enrollment Management, Communication and Student Affairs, Chrissy Holliday has been appointed as one of the participants in the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Academy (ELA). ELA is cosponsored by the American Association of the State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI).
Colorado State University Pueblo students in the Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement (CBASE) group met together in person, for the first time as an entire group to begin summer research programs on Friday, May 14 on campus at CSU Pueblo.
Two Colorado State University Pueblo students earned recognitions at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Colorado & Wyoming chapter auditions.
Colorado State University Pueblo is pleased to announce a two-week non-residential National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program which takes place Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 18 for middle school students. Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately. The NSTI program is open to all students in sixth through eighth grades currently attending public and private schools in Colorado.
A Colorado State University Pueblo private athletics-focused foundation, The Friends of Football (FOF), announced in a community message on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the intent to donate the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, including all donatable assets of FOF. FOF recently voted to dissolve the organization and gift the ThunderBowl to the CSU Pueblo Foundation, pending the satisfaction of all donation details by August 1, 2021, when additional details will be made available by the CSU Pueblo Foundation.
Colorado State University Pueblo has announced that Leticia Steffen will assume the role of Dean for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS).
The Colorado State University Pueblo Hasan School of Business will host a Cyber Security Virtual Lecture in conjunction with the Center for Cyber Security Education and Research Thursday, April 29 from 5:45 pm-7:00 p.m.