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Alumni Connections: College of Engineering and Applied Science, October 2011

White House Highlights Chancellor, UCCS as "Champions of Change"

Pam Shockley-ZalabakEach week the White House highlights “Champions of Change” who are making an impact in communities and helping America rise to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

In September, UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, was selected as a “Champion of Change” and participated in a roundtable discussion on the positive impact of many community colleges across the nation. Shockley-Zalabak talked about the Southern Colorado Education Consortium, a partnership between two and four-year colleges in southern Colorado to improve student success in the region. (More)


UCCS to Lead Electronic Vehicle Development Studies

PlettCU-Boulder faculty will join UCCS faculty to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently provided a five-year $954,000 grant to UCCS for the development of courses to prepare engineers for careers in developing new technologies for vehicles having electric drivetrains. The master’s-level courses will be taught by both UCCS and CU Boulder faculty members with expertise in batteries, battery controls, and power electronics. (More)


Engineering in the News

SculptureKOAA broadcast about faculty research in Battery Grant (video)

The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about faculty research in Grant helps UCCS start electric car technology classes

The Denver Post wrote about a community and UCCS science event in Colorado Springs science carnival has big hit with simulated cave

KOAA broadcast about a community and UCCS science event in Cool Science (video)

Alumni in the News

BoomerMatt Carpenter (MPA '06) in El Pomar Promotes Two More Executives

Anthony Cordova (BA '97, MA '99) and Regina Lewis (BA '98, MA '01, PhD '10) and both received Excellence in Education awards at the October 15 NAACP Freedom Fund Community Awards Gala.

Robin Porter (DNU '82) in Southern Fried Comfort

Steven Weber (BA '10) in Steven Weber Seeks to Make a Difference

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White House Highlights Chancellor, UCCS as "Champions of Change"

UCCS to Lead Electronic Vehicle Development Studies

Engineering in the News

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In Memory

Judy Ruth Lewallen (MPA '93)