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  • April 7: Science Flash Update with Rep. Ed Perlmutter

    CO-LABS has organized a conference call with U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter to hear from a few federally-funded research labs in Colorado. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Open to all, 100 person limit Zoom webinar RSVP here The themes for this call are related to 1) Dept. of Energy major goals and NREL research, 2) Aerospace-related digital communications technology research at NIST 3) Federal technology transfer successes (SBIRs) with the Colorado School of Mines, and news on the upcoming joint USGS/Mines research building Speakers include: Dr. Martin Keller Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and President of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy - the company that operates NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Daniel Laird Director of the Wind Technology Research Center Dr. Marla Dowell Director of the Communications Technology Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology William Vaughan Director of Technology Transfer, Colorado School of Mines Other speakers and webinar materials to be added soon.

  • National Cybersecurity Center Launches Nationwide Awareness Initiative

    The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is launching a nationwide awareness initiative aimed at training state lawmakers and their staff in all 50 states on best practices in cybersecurity. The initiative, Cybersecurity for State Leaders, is supported by Google, and will include live virtual forums and interactive, on-demand workshops nationwide. Cybersecurity for State Leaders launches with the bipartisan signing of the initiative’s Cyber Charter by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R-OH) and Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D-CO). This nonpartisan training curriculum will prepare lawmakers and statehouse staff to be vigilant against cyber threats by offering a deep dive into: the ecosystem of cybersecurity, common types of cyber attacks, how and why cyber attacks work, and best practices on how to protect individuals against cyber threats. By signing the charter, Secretary LaRose and Secretary Griswold commit to promoting a stronger culture of cybersecurity awareness in their offices and throughout their state and to be ambassadors for Cybersecurity for State Leaders. READ MORE>>>

  • April 20-22 Space Weather Workshop

    Space Weather Workshop is an annual conference that brings industry, academia, and government agencies together in a lively dialog about space weather. What began in 1996 as a conference for the space weather user community, Space Weather Workshop has evolved into the Nation's leading conference on all issues relating to space weather. Registration deadline April 9, 2021 (free, all virtual this year) The conference addresses the remarkably diverse impacts of space weather on today's technology. The program highlights space weather impacts in several areas, including communications, navigation, spacecraft operations, aviation, and electric power. The workshop will also focus on the highest priority needs for operational services that can guide future research and new high-value capabilities that can be transitioned into operations. The conference fosters communication among researchers, space weather service providers, and users of space weather services. See the agenda and details>>> Space Weather Workshop is organized by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS), along with a community-based organizing committee and co-sponsored by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, the NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, and the NASA Heliophysics Division. The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS—pronounced: see-pass) is a UCAR Community Programs (UCP) division at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Our administrative office is located in Boulder, Colorado, USA. CPAESS was created in February 2016, from the merger of two long-established and successful programs: the Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS) and the Visiting Scientists Programs (VSP). CPAESS is providing an extensive portfolio of organization and management services for the broad Earth system science community.

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  • Congressional Updates | 2021 CO-LABS

    Congressional News CO-LABS' 2021 Congressional Cmtes of Relevance CO-LABS' 2021 Congressional Cmte Outline (PDF) There are several Committees and subcommittees in the U.S. House of representatives and the U.S. Senate whose hearings adn presentations directly influence the budgets, priorities and activities of our nation's research laboratories. CO-LABS follows these committees to keep our network up-to-date on relevant directives, expectations and opportunities. Announcements & Updates April 3, 2021: Science Flash Update April 7 with Rep. Ed Perlmutter (free webinar) March 5, 2021: Reps. Joe Neguse and Ed Perlmutter announce "Federal Labs Modernization Act" ​ Feb. 25, 2021; CO-LABS releases 117th Congress overview of Committees and Subcommittees relevant to federal research laboratories (PDF) ​ Feb. 19, 2021: Senator John Hickenlooper to Chair New Subcommittee on Science & Space Feb. 19, 2021: Rep. Joe Neguse and Sen. Ron Wyden introduce bill to bolster wildfire prevention and preparedness ​ Feb. 17, 2021: Colorado Representative Joe Neguse . elected to serve as Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands ​ Feb. 16, 2021: Joe Neguse and Congressman John Curtis launch the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus Feb. 9, 2021: Senator Hickenlooper Meets With Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland, . Discusses Maintaining BLM Headquarters in Colorado ​ ​ Hearings & Presentations March 25, 2021 hearing: " " Building Technologies Research for a Sustainable Future ​ March 25, 2021 hearing: " " The Administration’s Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure ​ March 23, 2021 hearing: " " Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies March 24, 2021 hearing: " " The CLEAN Future Act: Powering a Resilient and Prosperous America March 24, 2021 hearing: " " Power Struggle: Examining the 2021 Texas Grid Failure March 22, 2021 hearing: “ ” LIFT America: Revitalizing our Nation’s Infrastructure and Economy ​ March 18, 2021 hearing: " " Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act ​ March 17, 2021 hearing: " " Recent Federal Actions to Expand Broadband: Are We Making Progress? ​ ​ February 18, 2021: Wildfire Summit with Rep. Joe Neguse, Sens. Bennet and Hickenlooper and Colorado Governor Jared Polis. to listen to the February 4, 2021 CO-LABS conference call with U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse and 8 lab Directors. Click below ( ) Agenda and info here. 2.4.21 Rep Joe Neguse Science Flash conf 00:00 / 1:11:55 March 18, 2021 House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing Lessons Learned from the Texas Blackouts: Research Needs for a Secure and Resilient Grid ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 17, 2021 Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Hearing Examining the Challenges Facing Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 17, 2021 Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight Hearing Brain Drain: Rebuilding the Federal Scientific Workforce Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 12, 2021 House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing The Science Behind Impacts of Climate Crisis ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Recent Hearings Info and Video March 11, 2021 Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Hearing The Reliability, Resiliency, And Affordability Of Electric Service ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 11, 2021 Subcommittee on Water, Oceans & Wildlife Hearing Building Back Better: Building Resilience for the Economy, Climate, and Ecosystems Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 11, 2021 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutition & Forestry Hearing Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 10, 2021 Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Hearing Why Rail is More Relevant Than Ever for Economic and Environmental Progress ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 10, 2021 Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Hearing Addressing Climate Change in the Electricity Sector and Fostering Economic Growth ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 10, 2021 Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing The Path Forward: Restoring the Vital Mission of EPA Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 9, 2021 House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers March 2, 2021 Subcommittee on Aviation Hearing COVID-19’s Effects on U.S. Aviation and the Flight Path to Recovery ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Feb. 18, 2021 Subcommittee on Energy Hearing A Smarter Investment: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Feb. 17, 2021 Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Feb 3, 2021 Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Hearing Hearing to Examine Global Climate Trends and Progress in Addressing Climate Change ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Feb. 25, 2021 Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Hearing Strategies for Energy and Climate Innovation ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Feb. 25, 2021 House Committee on Science, Space & Technology Hearing Building Back the U.S. Research Enterprise: COVID Impacts and Recovery ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Feb. 25, 2021 Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Hearing Strategies for Energy and Climate Innovation ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Feb. 23, 2021 Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing Innovation Opportunities and Vision for the Science and Technology Enterprise ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers Jan. 27, 2021 Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Hearing to Consider Nomination of the Honorable Jennifer Granholm to be the Secretary of Energy ​ Click to watch and see agenda/speakers

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    Championing Colorado's World-Class Research Ecosystem We Connect Colorado's Scientists, Universities & Businesses Shop New: 2021 Congressional Cmte Outline (PDF) #ScienceMatters Re: COVID-19 - Have Skills to Contribute? www.HelpColoradoNow.com CDC News: COVID-19 Info DID YOU KNOW? Colorado Has Over 30 Federal TaxPayer-Funded Scientific Research Labs From agriculture to aerospace, geology to GPS, extreme weather to quantum physics, even wildlife biology to ice cores (and more!) the range of crucial, world-class research in our state is astounding. Nurturing this network is our mission. We aim to keep these labs , and keep them . funded here ​ We connect technologists to help manifest scientific discoveries improving the world - Let us connect you with brilliance! PROMOTE We get into the numbers, the ROI, answer the "who " question. cares We promote the economic and intellectual value of taxpayer-funded research through reports, studies and media coverage. ​ EDUCATE We spotlight incredible work by Colorado's world-class scientists. ​ We communicate the value of Colorado's federal research labs with newsletters, podcasts, social media and interviews. CONNECT We connect smart, curious people with scientific research labs. ​ We host lab tours, conference calls, workshops and special gatherings to connect you with brilliance. “CO-LABS does outstanding work for Colorado’s science community, supporting research labs that advance the frontiers of knowledge as well as sustain Colorado’s diverse economy. Its mission strengthens productive connections among research facilities and vital stakeholders across the state. I deeply appreciate the dedication of CO-LABS and look forward to continuing collaborations with this important organization.” ​ - Antonio J. Busalacchi President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) NEWS April 7: Science Flash Update with Rep. Ed Perlmutter National Cybersecurity Center Launches Nationwide Awareness Initiative April 20-22 Space Weather Workshop 2019 Governor's Awards for High Impact Research 2019 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High Impact Research Event Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Search video... Now Playing 2019 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High Impact Research Event 02:26 Play Video Now Playing WINNER: 2019 Governor's Awards - Estimating Extreme Weather to Avoid Flood Risks 03:35 Play Video Now Playing WINNER: 2019 Governor's Awards: Dual Comb Spectroscopy Methane Detection 03:49 Play Video

  • Partner Events CO-LABS

    CO-LABS Partner Events Road to Recovery Series February 24, 2021 10:00AM online Colorado's Five Leading Manufacturing Sectors - The Backbone of our Economic Recovery. ​ Hosted by the Colorado Business Roundtable, moderated by Tom Bugnitz, CEO of Manufacturer's EDGE. Join us for a panel discussion with some of Colorado’s leading manufacturers as they explore lessons learned over the past year, the changes they anticipate moving forward, and how manufacturing contributes not only to recovery but to the creation of a stronger, more resilient tomorrow. ​ ​ INFO NREL Industry Growth Forum April 20 - 22, 2021 Online In its 26th year, the Industry Growth Forum (IGF) is the premier event for cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from industry and the public sector to build relationships, showcase innovative technologies, and identify disruptive business solutions. ​ The Industry Growth Forum creates opportunities for productive connections between investors, cleantech entrepreneurs, and the ecosystem of incubators and accelerators that support them. . The 40 investor-selected cleantech startups pitch in their respective tracks, which include: early stage, commercialization stage, growth stage, and emerging markets INFO U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Webinars Ongoing, 2021 online Learn from the Forest Service's scientists on these free webinars addressing a range of topics. 2021 themes include Fire severity: mapping past fires and predicting the future; tree regeneration after wildfires, pollinator bioscience, forest inventory analysis, soil erosion prediction tools to allow for better post-fire land management decision-making, many more. INFO C-Level @ Mile High May 6, 2021 Online C-Level @ A Mile High Is Going Virtual! From our friends at the Colorado Technology Association this year's event will include: An #AI-powered matchmaking platform that pairs attendees Pitch rooms to meet Celebrities, hear about their projects and ask questions Speed networking Peer-to-peer networking rooms The opportunity to support CTA's largest annual fundraiser RSVP Required NOAA Innovator Series Ongoing, 2021 online The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office and the NOAA Central Library teamed up to organize a brown bag series that features NOAA and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded technologies The NOAA Central Library Brown Bag program provides an educational forum (hosting over 900 presentations since 1992) for the presentation of ideas, research updates and share news in support of : to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. NOAA's mission INFO NCAR Explorer Series Ongoing, 2021 online Get the inside scoop on science from National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists. The NCAR Explorer Series includes lectures to learn about the advances their scientists are making in areas of study that stretch from the Earth's oceans, forests, and cities up through the layers of the atmosphere and into the scorching swirls of plasma on the Sun. INFO 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium May 4 & 5, 2021 Online This annual event offers a wide range of science, industry leadership, best practices, common sense regulations and policy implications across a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability issues. ​ the Collaboratory hosted several webinars starting in July. . Also check out from 2020 More info ​ Co-hosts: The four entities that make up the which include University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory INFO Colorado Manufacturing Awards June 2021; location TBD The 6th annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards recognize excellence and innovation across the region’s manufacturing industries and economy. ​ March 18, 3pm - online event: Finalists revealed and special guest presentation! ​ The CMA program brings together business leaders in a celebration of the modern manufacturing economy — a multi-industry, consumer and technology-driven sector reshaping America’s rich industrial legacy. Finalists and winners are selected in 15 distinct manufacturing industries. Info & Tickets 36th Annual Space Symposium August 23 - 26, 2021 Colorado Springs The Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the “must attend” opportunity for information on and interaction among all sectors of space. ​ Space Symposium attendees consistently represent all sectors of the space community from multiple spacefaring nations: space agencies; commercial space businesses and associated subcontractors; military, national security and intelligence organizations; cyber security organizations; federal and state government agencies and organizations; research and development facilities; think tanks; educational institutions; space entrepreneurs and private space travel providers and more. Info & Tickets 2021 Colorado Science & Engineering Fair April 8, 2021 Online The 2021 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair eill be all virtual. ​ The Colorado State Science Fair, Inc. honors excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; providing opportunities for students from all regions of the state to create and present their research. INFO NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Annual Conference May 24 - 28, 2021 online The GMAC has become the eGMAC: virtual sessions on recent observations concerning trace gases, aerosols, radiation, ozone, and climate forcing and to provide a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed. with various topics of interest to our scientific community. Check the eGMAC virtual seminar series from summer 2020 The sessions include observations related to these themes by both independent and cooperative investigators, and other national and international programs. INFO

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