Colorado State University – Pueblo, Space Foundation offer space exploration seminar


Colorado State University – Pueblo, Space Foundation offer space exploration seminar

PUEBLO – The Office of Student Activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo along with the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation with support from the College of Education,Engineering and Professional Studies and the College of Science and Mathematics will sponsor a free Space Exploration Seminar for CSU-Pueblo students on Wednesday, January 23. The seminar is limited to 100 students.

Registration will begin at 3:30 p. m. with the first break out session at 4 p.m. featuring one of two topics: Classroom Strategies - Nanotechnology (specifically for education students) or Robots: Past, Present and Future (for STEM students interested in exploring robotics). Break out session Two will begin at 5 p.m. and also will offer the choice of two sessions: Classroom Integration - Robots: Past, Present and Future (specifically for education students) or General Science - Nanotechnology: It's Bigger Than You Think (for STEM students interested in exploring nanotechnology)

Ray KurzweilFollowing the seminar, the Spring 2012-13 Distinguished Speakers Series will continue with a lecture at 7 p.m. by Ray Kurzweil in Hoag Recital Hall, (AI). Following his lecture, Kurzweil will sign books as part of a dessert reception. CSU-Pueblo students must register for the free seminar by visiting www.colostate-pueblo.edu/SES or calling 719-549-2151.

Kurzweil’s evening lecture and night viewing is open to the public at no charge. One of the leading inventors of our time, Ray Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first CCD flatbed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition system, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition system and the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments. He has authored four national bestselling books, including The Singularity is Near and How to Create a Mind, The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.



The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for
all sectors of the space industry. Founded in 1983 and based in Colorado Springs, Colo., we are a leader in space-related awareness activities, industry events, international affairs and research and analysis. For the past decade, we have provided cutting edge educational programs for teachers, students and the community. Our education programs support PreK-12 teachers and students using standards-based curriculum that integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into all classroom content areas. By improving students’ interest and proficiency in STEM subjects, we believe that we are building a stronger workforce and a stronger nation. For more information on Space Foundation education programs, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org/education


Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.