Faculty and staff volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies

volunteeringOn Wednesday, Feb 20, five staff and two faculty spent the afternoon at Food Bank of the Rockies as part of the university’s CU in the Community program. Through CU in the Community, all faculty and staff are allowed one half-day of work time (four hours) to go into the community and participate in a volunteer activity of their choice. The team from the college helped clean and sort donated groceries.

Participants included Kathryn Brocko, Dana Carpenter, Maryam Darbeheshti, Erica Lefeave, Petrina Morgan, Roxanne Pizano and Heidi Utt. “I love having the opportunity to do this every year, and I can’t wait to see what the college does next year,” said Heidi.

Rutz attends state high school bridge building competition

Fred Rutz, assistant professor in civil engineering, represented the college at the 2013 High School Bridge Building contest on Saturday, Feb. 23. The contest is an academic competition wherein students design and build model bridges that are tested to destruction. The Colorado state champions advance to the International Bridge Building Contest.

CU in the Community – Volunteer opportunity for faculty and staff

Food Bank of the Rockies, Feb 20, 12:30 –3:30

The university is sponsoring CU in the Community campaign (formerly Giving Back) where all faculty and staff will be given one half-day of work time (four hours) to go into the community and participate in a volunteer activity of their choice. The college has arranged to spend the afternoon of Weds. Feb 20 volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies, where we will pull and fill orders for the food bank’s member agencies. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Erica.

UPDATE: Read about the event

Call for judges: 2013 Denver-Metro Regional Science & Engineering Job Fair

If you enjoy science and enjoy working with students to help them develop their interest and skill in science, please consider judging at the 2013 Denver Metropolitan Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

Judging will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 12 – 5 p.m. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Lunch will be provided.  To learn more about the fair and to register as a judge, please visit http://ahec.ucdenver.edu/sciencefair.

Science fair judges needed for Jeffco elementary school

Campbell Elementary, a K-6 school in northwest Arvada, is looking for volunteers to help judge their science fair on Feb. 23. There are currently 140 entries.

If you’re interested, please contact Rose Rothmier at rrothmie@jeffco.k12.co.us or leave a message at 303.982.1414.  Include your name, email address and phone number, and which of the two will be the best source for contact.