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  • Dec. 8: CO-LABS ROI on Research Series - Dr. Judah Levine

    When you ask “what time is it?” the answer is provided thanks to Dr. Judah Levine. In 2009 Dr. Levine was recognized for his development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Internet Time Service in the category of Information Technology for the inaugural "Governor's Award for High-Impact Research" event hosted by CO-LABS and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. He was recognized for groundbreaking research that has shaped global timekeeping with atomic precision, with impacts on crucial high-tech networks ranging from our nation’s electric power grids and telecommunication networks to the stock market to the global positioning system (GPS). Judah Levine is a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is the leader of the Network Synchronization Project in the Time and Frequency Division, which operates twenty-five time- servers at four locations and receives approximately 1,000,000 requests per second for time in various formats over the public Internet. In this webinar Dr. Levine will be describing how his research has evolved as a fundamental technology enabling billions of digital transactions and communications, including the time scale which is the reference for all NIST time services and is the civilian time reference in the US. This session is part of the CO-LABS "ROI on Research" Series providing updates and inspirational insights to the longer-term impacts and ways brilliant research from scientists in Colorado has manifested over the years. This Series highlights the previous winners of the Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research beginning in 2009.

  • Dec 10: CSU Hosts Dr. Matthew Hepburn, M.D.; Operation Warp Speed Leader

    December 10, 2021, 3:30 - 5:00 PM - join in person or online via Zoom: Dr. Matt Hepburn is an infectious disease physician who has served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps since 1996. He has had a distinguished career in military medicine treating patients and leading innovations to improve the health of those serving in the Department of Defense. With his expertise in operational medicine, research and response, Dr. Hepburn served in the White House and the Pentagon during the H1N1 and Avian Influenza pandemics; helping to develop policy in detection and treatment during outbreaks. During his tenure at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Dr. Hepburn expanded diagnostic and therapeutic countermeasures, including mRNA vaccines delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic and predictive analytical tools for enhanced medical outcomes. Dr. Hepburn led Operation Warp Speed to hasten the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Dec. 7: CO-LABS ROI on Research Series - Dr. Robert Sievers

    In 2009 Dr. Robert E. Sievers was recognized for his leadership on research to create dry, inhalable vaccines and pharmaceuticals in the category of Public Health for the inaugural "Governor's Award for High-Impact Research" event hosted by CO-LABS and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. His team innovated a dry delivery technique for the measles vaccine to eliminate the need for injections, liquid storage, refrigeration and other challenges. For more than 40 years Dr. Sievers has studied analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical science, aerosols, microparticles and nanoparticles, inhalable vaccines and antibiotics, and supercritical fluids. In this webinar Dr. Sievers will be joined by a few current researchers and scientists who have built on his work and also provide fascinating recent details of the scope of his research devoted to the development of evidence based knowledge regarding the medical benefits of hemp. This session is part of the CO-LABS "ROI on Research" Series providing updates and inspirational insights to the longer-term impacts and ways brilliant research from scientists in Colorado has manifested over the years. This Series highlights the previous winners of the Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research beginning in 2009. About the Governor's Awards: Since 2009 the Governor’s Awards for High-Impact Research has honored Colorado scientists and engineers from the state’s federally funded research laboratories for outstanding achievements. Each year a special committee appointed by the CO-LABS Board of Directors reviews nominations from Colorado’s labs and selects projects that have had a significant global, national or state impact resulting from a scientific breakthrough, change in public policy or development of a new technology.

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  • Partner Events CO-LABS

    CO-LABS Partner Events 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 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 NOAA's mission : 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. 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 NREL Industry Growth Forum April 20 - 22, 2022 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 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

  • Newsletter | 2020 CO-LABS

    The ScienceMatters Newsletter Get the latest events, commentary, news and updates from the brilliant research ecosystem in Colorado September 2021 Issue Excerpt below Click here to see entire September newsletter September, 2021 Hello CO-LABS friends, The forces of science and discovery-based policy are coalescing towards an historic national decision to fund federal research to levels not seen (in context) since the 1960s. Within parts of Congress, the vision is clear for investments that would empower the spectrum of federal agencies' research in Colorado (and across the country) and support federally-funded science entities across the state. However, the support is not formalized yet. Fortunately there is so much to be inspired by in the research labs throughout Colorado - we are sincerely communicating to our elected and civic leaders how your projects and partnerships are crucial and provide the science-based solutions to our country's challenges. Alas, as I write this the federal government is set to shut down again on October 1. If this is not resolved immediately, the waste of time next week incurred by scientists to plan to not be able to access their work as of Oct. 1 would be another self-inflicted setback to our country's scientific leadership. If a shutdown indeed happens, it is another blow to our global scientific standing, and an egregious waste of our taxes as the expense of a "restart" is more than any theoretical savings, with the attendant loss of data, research activity and collaborations. Fortunately the network of CO-LABS is resilient and includes a range of stakeholders who can continue their research and partnership activities that leverage the brilliance and resources of federal labs. In fact, Colorado's robust spectrum of innovative technologists and science-themed companies and academics embody one of the most active and growing hubs in the country. I am optimistic for a budget approval vote that recognizes the value of keeping our national competitiveness engine cycling along strong. There are a few recent highlights below. Thank you for your support, and for all the ways you enhance Colorado's crucial research ecosystem! Sincerely, Dan Powers Executive Director, CO-LABS

  • CO-LABS Colorado Science

    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 funded , and keep them 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 cares " question. 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 Oct. 1 CSU Cyber-biosecurity 2021 Symposium Aug 5 webinar: FirstNet During the Pandemic: An Inside Look Aug 12 Webinar: NSA Seed Fund for SBIR/STTR For the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR), m any of our members are small and medium businesses who may not understand the value of the labs that are in our own backyard - CO-LABS provides tours and opportunities for sharing information that allows our membership to tap into the work of amazing scientists and create new partnerships. I believe it is important to keep these lines of communication and opportunity open for all.” Alires Almon, Founder, Deep Space Predictive & Chair, Colorado Space Business Roundtable

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