Month: December 2015

Adams State’s economic impact on SLV estimated at $78 million

The economic impact of Adams State University on the San Luis Valley exceeds $78 million, according to a study presented to the university’s Board of Trustees, Dec. 18. Based on data from the 2014-15 academic year, the report concluded the university’s total economic impact on the SLV was $78,078,185. Statewide, that impact was $111,820,411. The […]

Adams State University closed for winter break

Adams State University will be closed over winter break from December 24, 2015 until January 4, 2016. There is still time to register for the spring semester. Classes begin January 19, 2016. Students enrolled this spring qualify for a reduced tuition increase next fall, which locks in a guaranteed tuition rate. For more information on […]

Adams State Trustees endorse Strategic Plan

The Board of Trustees for Adams State University approved strategic initiatives outlined in ASU 2020, the university’s strategic plan for 2015-20, at a regular meeting held on campus December 18. "This work is monumental. It’s one of the most concise of any strategic plan I’ve ever seen. I commend the university staff for the work […]

State Rep. Hamner urged graduates to open the doors of opportunity

Just as the brilliant sun prompts one to smile and relax on a frigid San Luis Valley day, Commencement shines the light of achievement and celebration on graduates after several years of diligent study. That light was bright in Adams State University’s Plachy Hall, December 19, as President Beverlee J. McClure presided over her first […]

ASU Trustees approve four new academic programs

Adams State University’s second doctoral degree and three other new academic programs were approved by its Board of Trustees at its regular meeting, December 18. "These programs all address workforce needs within Colorado and the San Luis Valley and help prepare our students for growing careers fields," said Board Chair Arnold Salazar. The programs include: […]

Robot simulation challenges future engineers

Alysia Martinez and Alyia Blea overcome the loss of Bluetooth connection. Adams State University Intro to Engineering Design students designed, built, and programmed Lego Robots and tested their abilities on an obstacle course for the final on December 16. Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics Department Chair Dr. Matt Nehring said a National Geographic documentary film […]

STEM faculty put active learning strategies into practice

Adams State University professors went to school themselves this semester to learn techniques for creating more student engagement in their classes. This faculty development program in college STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching and learning was supported by a Title V STEM grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). The program was conducted by Escala […]

Adams State Psychology Dept. participated in historic study

Late this summer, six Adams State University psychology students and three of their professors were among 270 co-authors on an article published in the journal Science regarding the Reproducibility Project: Psychology.The four-year-long study has produced the most comprehensive investigation ever done about the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science. The study’s […]

Robotics grant will fund ASU summer internships

Adams State University students will have a unique opportunity to develop artificial intelligence and social-emotional programming for robots through a three-year grant of more than a half-million dollars from the Department of Defense Army Research Office (ARO). Their work will tie together with similar projects underway across the world, through scholarly collaborations developed by Dr. […]

Adams State to remove unhealthy campus trees

An assessment of 130 campus trees conducted by Adam Moore with the Alamosa District of the Colorado State Forest Service recommends Adams State begin a program of tree removal/replacement and pruning to mitigate the danger posed by unhealthy trees, according to Scott Travis, director of Facilities Services. Therefore, six at-risk trees located between McDaniel Hall […]