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    National Summer Transportation Institute

    2017 Summer Program at CSU-Pueblo

    Monday, June 12 Friday, June 23

    Colorado State University-Pueblo is pleased to announce a two-week non-residential National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program from June 12 to June 23 for middle school students. Students interested in the program are encouraged to apply immediately. The NSTI program is open to all students in 6th through 8th grades currently attending public and private schools in Colorado.

    Program Objective:

    The objective of the NSTI program is to provide awareness and stimulate interest in secondary school students to take advantage of opportunities that exist in the transportation industry.

    No Fees:

    Each selected student will receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, daily transportation to and from school (in Pueblo County), stationery, laboratory usage and supplies, field trips, and meals.

    Students and Schedule:

    A maximum of 24 students will be selected from the NSTI applicants to participate in the 2017 summer program. The program will run daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There may be an overnight field trip during the program.

    The Program:

    Student participants will be introduced to a variety of transportation systems, learn about career opportunities in transportation and the relevant educational and skill requirements, and have the opportunity to meet people who work in various areas of the transportation system in the state of Colorado. In addition, students will participate in various activities including:

    1. Seminars and demonstrations,
    2. Laboratory Projects or hands-on activities,
    3. Field trips, and
    4. Classroom instruction to enhance academic and technology skills.

    Application Procedure:

    Students interested in the NSTI program should complete and submit a 2017 NSTI application form provided by Colorado State University-Pueblo. All applications should be received at the NSTI office as soon as possible and no later than June 4, 2017. The mailing address is provided on the application form.

    Questions/Inquiries:

    To contact the NSTI office at Colorado State University-Pueblo, send e-mail toMichael.Mincic@csupueblo.eduor call at 719.549.2638.

    Documents:

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    Space Grant

    Colorado Space Grant Consortium at the Colorado State University-Pueblo

    Contact Us:

    College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies

    2200 Bonforte Blvd.,
    Pueblo, CO 81001
    Phone: 719.549.2889
    Fax: 719.549.2519

    2008-2009 Activities

    The Effect of Dietary Symbiotic on Bone Mass and Mechanical Strength in Rats During Simulated Weightlessness

    We plan to develop the instrumentation and protocol for measuring bone mechanical strength in rats during simulated weightlessness. We will design and construct a 3-point bending test apparatus in our machine shop, develop an experimental protocol for testing the strength of rat femur and tibia bones in the hind limb, and perform tests. This is a subproject done in collaboration with a colleague (Dr. Annette Gabaldon) from CSU-Pueblo Biology Dept. and Idaho State University. The study tests the effectiveness of symbiotic [dietary supplementation with beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and non-digestible carbohydrates (probiotics) that serve as the fuel for probiotics] in promoting normal intestinal microbiota and bone health in ambulatory humans and animals. Forty rats will be studied in a 2 x 2 design composed of 2 diet conditions (added synbiotics control) and 2 weight conditions (hindlimb unloaded control). Indices of bone mass and mechanical strength will be compared across the groups after 21 days. If supported, the hypothesis that dietary synbiotics reduce weightlessness-induced bone loss could lead to development of an inexpensive, non-pharmacologic treatment for astronauts as well as immobilized/bedrest patients. A team of three graduate students, all mechanical engineers, is assigned to this task.

    Biosphere Experiment III

    Following two earlier attempts in 2005 2006, we plan to start a new one using a smaller fish tank and previously purchased instruments. We observed replacement of CO2 (100%) with some O2 before, but plants eventually died. The results were published in the Mars Society Convention Proceedings. A team of five led by a chemistry graduate student has been assigned to this task.

    In-Situ Resource Utilization II

    We plan to re-visit our 2003-04 idea to manufacture a table top demonstration unit that will combine CO2 with hydrogen to produce CH4, H2O, and O2 as Dr. Robert Zubrin (President of the Mars Society) does on a larger scale in his lab in Lakewood. Nothing was manufactured or built before, but studied the requirements for such a project. A chemistry professor concluded that it was too dangerous due to an exothermic reaction somewhere. The same team as above is assigned.

    Rover Work

    The last rover team was not able to finish the work so that the Lander design team could use the rover to demonstrate all Lander functions. The rover team (current five members plus two high school seniors) will now focus on developing a modified rover for the next competition.

    Model Rocket Simulation

    This project is in process with the goal of integrating this software into introduction to engineering class. Actual and simulated model rocket launches are carried out to predict and compare outputs such as the altitude and landing location.

    Solar Energy Production Estimation on Another World

    We have a new (18 months old) 6.12kW PV system adjacent to our building. Students collect data on daily output and relate it such parameters as temperature, cloud cover, wind speed, etc. The goal is to develop a regression model that predicts energy produced and figure out how this method may be used in other places out there.

    A 1.1 Megawatt PV system will be ready by Christmas on a 3 acre area on campus. This will meet at least 10% of our annual energy need.

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    Design Contest

    April 8, 2017

    The College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies presents the 23rd Annual Engineering, Science, and Technology Design Contest.

    The purpose of the design contest is to promote teamwork while encouraging responsibility, honesty and integrity among the students and parents and teachers' involvement.

    Contact Information

    Profile

    Taibi, Shari
    College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies
    Assistant to the Dean
    Office: Room T250
    Phone:719.549.2696
    Email:shari.taibi@csupueblo.edu

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    Kalevela,Sylvester, Ph.D., P.E.
    Dean, Project Coordinator, Southern Colorado STEM Education Program
    Office: Room T250
    Phone: 719.549.2696
    Fax: 719.549.2519
    Email:sylvester.kalevela@csupueblo.edu

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