DSST Cole Visit Showcases CU Denver Focus on Sustainability
Associate Professor Larry Erbert discusses climate change with a group of DSST Cole students.
For the third year, students from Denver's DSST Cole School visited the Auraria Campus on July 11 to learn about sustainability research and courses underway at CU Denver. The Cole High School is a Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) with a focus on sustainability. This group of seventy 9th grade students and twenty teachers and staff concluded their summer session, focused on STEM and sustainability, by visiting CU Denver to gain real-world perspectives by interacting with CU Denver faculty and students. Laurel Dodds, Director of Initiatives and Continuing and Professional Education for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has coordinated the planning of the DSST Cole campus visits for three years with the Business School, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Auraria Library and this year the School of Public Affairs and the Admissions Office. Dodds says of the experience, “We are pleased to continue the relationship CU Denver has with the DSST Cole Middle and High School , and look forward to further collaboration between faculty, staff and students working together in the future.” After a series of four morning sessions presented by CLAS, Business, Engineering and the Library, the Cole students gathered for lunch in the Business School to hear from representatives of each College/School, the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Brenda Allen, and then interact with a graduate and undergraduate student panel from CU Denver to learn more about the college experience.