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Community Connections:
June 2009
Regents Approve Doctoral Degree
 
Science and EngineeringThe University of Colorado Board of Regents unanimously approved a new doctoral degree in applied science for students at UCCS.
 
"This degree builds on the momentum of the completion of our new Science and Engineering Building as well as a southern Colorado innovation strategy that relies on increased research activity by our faculty and advanced students," Shockley-Zalabak said. "This degree will position the campus for greater funding in the long term and demonstrates our commitment to regional economic growth." (More)
Faculty to Guide Electric Car Development
 
PlettA UCCS professor will be part of a partnership of university and automotive engineers tasked with designing components for the next generation of cars in cooperation with General Motors and the University of Michigan.
 
Gregory Plett, associate professor, Engineering, is joining three UM engineering faculty members and a team of engineers at General Motors as part of a five-year, $5 million award that established the GM/UM Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains. (More)
Southern Colorado Schools Pledge Cooperation
 
Students in DwireThe leaders of 10 southern Colorado colleges and universities will cooperate to improve local economies and individual futures, according to a statement signed by educational leaders on June 2. 
 
Meeting on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo, leaders of southern Colorado colleges and universities signed a statement recognizing the importance of working cooperatively to achieve their shared goals of improving individual educational achievement and community economic success in the region. (More)
Solar Panels Part of Science and Engineering Details

Solar PanelsNew, thin-film solar panels were recently installed on the roof of a new Science and Engineering Building at UCCS as the university continues to move into its largest, and most energy efficient, building.  
 
Using a grant from the Governor's Energy Office, proceeds from a 2008 fee passed by UCCS students, and funds from Colorado Springs Utilities rebate program, the new technology solar panels were installed as university departments begin to move in to the 155,000 square foot building. (More)
Summer Enrollment Strong
 
Students in LodgeMore UCCS students enrolled for the summer semester and in more classes, according to official census reports recently released by the Office of Admissions and Records.

A total of 2,933 students enrolled for summer courses, a 94 student or 3.3 percent headcount increase from last year totals, according to Steve Ellis, executive director, Student Systems. Those students enrolled in an average of 5.97 credit hours, bringing the total credit hours for the summer semester to 17,523, an increase of 1,034 or 6.3 percent from last year.

"This is an important, and positive, start for the new academic year," Ellis said. "I greatly appreciate the efforts of many faculty and staff who made it possible for these students to enroll." 
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In This Issue
Regents Approve Doctoral Degree
Faculty to Guide Electric Car Development
Southern Colorado Schools Pledge Cooperation
Solar Panels Part of Science and Engineering Details
Summer Enrollment Strong
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