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BASEC at LASP Oct 2014

posted Jul 25, 2014, 11:26 AM by Edmond Johnsen

Save the date to save the date: Fall BASEC Meeting

Our next BASEC gathering is coming the first week of October...
Come learn about one of the jewels of Boulder STEM … the Laboratory for Atmospheric Space Physics
Tour LASP's state of the art facilities, learn about MAVEN, and more.

Summer newsletter released.

posted Jul 25, 2014, 11:26 AM by Edmond Johnsen   [ updated Jul 25, 2014, 11:58 AM ]

Greetings Boulder Area STEM Education Community

BASEC at Fiske Thursday Dec 12th

posted Nov 21, 2013, 1:21 PM by Edmond Johnsen   [ updated Dec 11, 2013, 12:27 AM ]

Please join BASEC for the December, 2013 Quarterly meeting.
The meeting focus will be needs assessments in prep for a STEM hub.
It will feature the new stuff at Fiske and Boulder-based leaders in science education.
campus map with highlighted Fiske:

Paul Dusenbery - Reforming STEM Education

posted Jul 21, 2013, 3:22 PM by Edmond Johnsen
The U.S. government’s recent proposed education reorganization plan was the catalyst for my thinking about our education system holistically and systemically. Why is science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education important? What components make up the system? Who are the important stakeholders and how do we engage all of them?  For years, education and work force policies have focused on the idea of an education pipeline that depicts the flow of students along an academic path from elementary to graduate school. more

Paul Dusenbery is executive director of the Space Science Institute and director of its National Center for Interactive Learning.

Featured STEM Summer Programs

posted May 28, 2013, 8:21 AM by Edmond Johnsen   [ updated May 28, 2013, 3:11 PM ]

Hiking, camping, museum trips and tons of hands-on experiences for K-12 students from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins, all summer long.

BASEC was proud to feature many top-quality summer programs at the 2013 Boulder CreekFest; download a list of those STEM Summer Programs.

Science Discovery --- Boulder, Denver --- K-12 --- Multiple Programs available all summer long 303-492-4839
Hands-on classes provide K-12 students with hundreds of opportunities to explore STEM. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors, including CU faculty, graduate and undergraduate scientists.

Thorne Ecological Center --- Boulder, Littleton --- Ages 3-15 --- Multiple Camps: June - Aug 303-499-3647
Spend the summer exploring Colorado’s wild places with the Thorne Natural Science School; hands-on environmental camps for children aged 3-15 in Boulder. 145 Camp Experiences. Since 1957.

WOW! Children s Museum Summer Science Camps
 --- Lafayette --- Ages 3-5 & 3-10    303-604-2424 Multiple camps: July-Aug
Science Field Trips are two hours long, allow full self-guided access to all of our exhibits, and include 30-minute classes on magnetism, dinosaurs, the sun, and more; facilitated by Museum Education staff.

Colorado Youth Program --- Jamestown --- Ages 8-16    (303) 449-0603
Camps offer a mix of recreational activities, environmental education, confidence building, team building, and to give participants the opportunity to connect with the amazing land at Cal Wood.

University of Colorado, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program ITL --- Boulder --- Grades 12-13    303-492-7222 Fall Semester
A multidisciplinary, hands-on learning environment that integrates engineering theory with practice and promotes creative, team-oriented problem-solving skills. Many opportunities for incoming freshmen.

Wild Bear --- Boulder, Nederland --- Ages 3-15 --- Multiple dates from June 3rd to Aug 15th    303-258-0495
Fostering a lifelong appreciation of the environment and promoting an environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community. Programs starting all summer long.

YMCA Lego Camp
--- Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield --- Multiple ages & dates all summer 303.443.4474 x4400
Campers will use LEGOS® as the building blocks for fun, friendships and learning. We will explore deep space, build a city, create thrilling adventures and hang out with super heroes. Learn, play; make friends.

Mizel Museum: All Systems GO! The Cosmos and YOU --- Denver --- June 24th-28th Grades 3-6
Creative Journeys is much more than a day camp! It’s a community devoted to celebrating and cultivating the extraordinary capacity of kids to imagine, be challenged and innovate.

CU Museum of Natural History --- Boulder --- June-August --- Grades K-5
Summer Museum Workshops for Children are three hours of fun, scientific explorations of our natural world and are offered on Thursdays throughout the summer.

NATURE, WEATHER & SPACE CAMP run by Colorado Mountain College --- Steamboat Springs
Incoming Grades 7 and 8 AUGUST 1-2, 2013 970-870-4413
Meteorology, conservation, and sustainability. Telescopes, computers, cook-outs, and overnight camping. Hands on learning in the physical and electronic worlds at Stagecoach State Park.

New Media Camp in the Rockies run by Colorado Mountain College --- Glenwood Springs
Ages 15-20 : Grades 9-14 June 16-21 970-947-8464
A week-long camp where students will learn about the technical, creative, & business aspects of media technology while accessing state of the art hardware and computer applications with teachers & pro’s.

Colorado Tinkering Camp run by MindSpark --- Denver
Ages 11-15. 8am-3pm July 8-12 & July 15-19 303.909.5353
Kids become INVENTORS, learn how to make and build things, and spend the week working on a choice of creative projects. Project examples include robotics, electronic textiles, and woodworking.

Master Blasters Rocket Challenge run by the STEM Academy --- Highlands Ranch
3rd-12th Grade. 6:00 - 7:30pm June 10th - 14th 303-683-7836
This is a rocketry program, open to all grades, based on the Master Blasters TV program. Each team will be provided the same model rocket kit and given a mission. Five day build session and then flight!

The Center for STEM Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (STEM By Me - Math Bridge)
Cindy Jones 719-255-3595 Details and registration:

STEM By Me    Grades 3-5 July 15-19 – LEGO robotics July 22-26 – Environmental Science July 29-Aug 2 – Computer Animation A new program for students entering grades 3-5. It offers three week-long summer STEM camps (half-day), and 4-6 Saturday MindQuest workshops throughout the school year.

FLITE    Grades 6-12 July 8-12
A week long summer opportunity for middle and high school students to engage in a hands on science and technology project of their choosing alongside an industry mentor or graduate student in that field

Bridge 2 Engineering Half-Day Camps    Grades 6-8 June 24-28
Activities will include LEGO robotics, Arduino microcontrollers, architectural & civil engineering, and alternative energy. Students will use all of these skills to design, build and test their own project!

Math Bridge (rising HS juniors and seniors) June 3-14
A Pre-Calculus math course designed to allow students to navigate learning paths based on their level of readiness, creating a customized Pre Calculus course that meets each student's particular learning needs.

BASEC @ Boulder CreekFest 2013

posted Apr 15, 2013, 2:34 PM by Edmond Johnsen   [ updated Apr 15, 2013, 2:34 PM ]

2013 Boulder Creek Festival BASEC Booth Sign-up

BASEC will have a booth at the Boulder Creek Festival from Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th, 2013. We want to showcase local STEM education efforts with the community.

Please join us - either on the days themselves, or by providing your materials so we can share them with the kids and parents.

Questions can be directed to


Quarterly Meeting April 10th at NCAR

posted Apr 5, 2013, 1:06 PM by Edmond Johnsen

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January Newsletter

posted Jan 23, 2013, 7:24 AM by Doug Haller

This month BASEC highlights early childhood STEM education.  Boulder, the Front Range, and indeed all of Colorado provide numerous inspiring, engaging, and educating opportunities for our youngest students.  It's never too early to introduce students to STEM and join them as they explore and make sense of their world.

BASEC Quarterly Jan 10th at JILA

posted Jan 1, 2013, 11:43 AM by Edmond Johnsen   [ updated Jan 2, 2013, 8:55 AM ]

JILA, Boulder, CO 80305

Boulder Area STEM Education Coalition (BASEC) Quarterly Meeting

What: Research, Industry, and Education
When: Thursday, January 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: JILA, on CU Boulder Campus
Parking info here:

Please Join BASEC for the first quarterly meeting of 2013!
The meeting will examine ways that Boulder area programs bridge the gaps between research, industry, and education.
Our hosts, JILA staff members with a key note address by Eric Cornell, Nobel Laureate in Physics. The meeting will include JILA facility tours, presentations by members of the research, industry, and education communities, and many opportunities to meet with your peers about STEM initiatives.

We look forward to your participation and a great start to 2013.

RSVP for BASEC Quarterly on Jan 10th at JILA

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posted Dec 17, 2012, 7:43 AM by Doug Haller

Traditionally the end of the year provides a time for review and reflection.  2012 represents a year of great accomplishments for the BASEC community.  Several stories in the December issue of the BASEC newsletter exemplify BASEC's local and national impact and contributions.  Enjoy the end of 2012 and help kick of 2013 by attending our quarterly meeting, January 10th hosted by JILA and featuring nobel laureate, Eric Cornell.

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