Friday, February 25, 2011

Sen. Bennet tours the Colorado Space Grant Consortium headquarters at CU

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet Thursday highlighted a national program that brings the public and private sectors together to equip students with the innovative skills they need to compete and lead in the 21st century economy. During his tour of the headquarters of the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC) at CU-Boulder, Bennet met with professors and students to discuss how this program equips students for Colorado’s innovation economy.

“With our state and nation’s future success directly tied to our ability to lead and compete in the innovation economy, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium is a great program to give our kids the chance to get hands-on experience and training in emerging fields,” said Bennet. “Programs like this one can arm the next generation of Coloradans with the technical skills and experience to compete and excel in the 21st century job market. Our country can lead in the innovation economy through work that starts here in Colorado.”

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. It is 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, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

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