January 16, 2013 4:42 PM
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY - Hey kids, have you ever wondered what it's like in space? Why not ask an astronaut about it? This week the US Air Force Academy is collecting questions from local students from kindergarten through 12th grade to be asked of former astronaut and retired Air... more »
October 6, 2012 7:17 PM
With hands-on learning experiences surrounded by history, families enjoy a fun-filled day at Pueblo's Aircraft Museum. Today was the second year for Family Fun Day out at the airport. Kids got to build and test model helicopters and rockets.
Plus, they learned about how things fly. Between all of that... more »
January 28, 2012 10:37 AM
STUART, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich says critics of his call to ramp up U.S. space exploration don't understand the power of science, technology and entrepreneurship to change the future. Campaign rival Mitt Romney was referring to Gingrich earlier this week when he said that if any... more »
January 19, 2012 9:00 AM
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - The accolades continue for a homeless New York teen who's a semifinalist in a prestigious national science contest. Brentwood High School senior Samantha Garvey will appear in a broadcast of "Ellen" airing Thursday. NBC New York television says talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will present the... more »
January 18, 2012 6:57 PM
Some local elementary and middle school students are trying to encourage parents to turn off the engine while they wait to pick up their students. The science classes at Skyview Middle School and Meridian Ranch Elementary in Falcon District 49 area taking part in a pilot project called Engines Off... more »
October 15, 2011 10:31 AM
The Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival kicks off today with a blast! The carnival, which is held at UCCS, gets going at 9am with a day filled with activities, live demos, and much, much more.
Get to see rockets launch, participate in nature walks, and witness (controlled) explosions. There's... more »
October 15, 2011 1:10 AM
Come out and celebrate science and technology all week long starting Saturday, October 15.
It's the 2nd Annual "Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival," which kicks on October 15. The events run through Saturday, October 22.
There's going to be everything from the science of beer brewing to star... more »
October 14, 2011 12:37 PM
Come out and celebrate science and technology all week long starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 14.
The second annual Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival kicks off on Saturday with a carnival at UCCS and runs through Saturday, October 22nd.
News 5 will be reporting live from UCCS on Saturday morning.... more »
October 5, 2011 7:39 PM
Tuesday was a big day for one Colorado College professor. He was part of a team of researchers who worked with Saul Perlmutter , who was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.
Professor Shane Burns was all smiles at a picnic today hosted by the Colorado College Physics Department... more »
September 10, 2011 11:30 AM
The 'What If' festival starts at 10 am, but presenters are setting up their tents gearing up for all the curious minds to come out and try out their hands-on demos.
The 'grab and go' 120 lb robot made by a team of students from Coronado High School placed... more »
September 10, 2011 12:02 AM
Ever hear yourself say, "What if...?" Well, today, one group encourages your "what if" to become reality.
Imagination Celebration and the Pikes Peak Library District present the second annual "What If" Festival of Innovation and Imagination, which is a free fair for people of all ages to experience.
It's... more »
May 16, 2011 11:12 AM
The Space Foundation is taking applications for a free one-week teacher training class on how to use space themes to teach science, technology, engineering and math.
The Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction course is being offered to teachers in the Pueblo are and will be held June 27 -... more »
March 16, 2011 6:46 PM
You would expect to see people doing "the wave" at a football game, but in science class? Well, if you're at Sabin Middle School and the teacher is Chris Smith, you bet.
"Science is definitely more hands on," Smith says. "I feel like it's easier to get them doing... more »
January 26, 2011 7:23 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado students scored slightly higher than the national average on an exam that showed less than half the students nationwide were considered proficient in science.
Test results released Tuesday show that 39 percent of Colorado fourth-graders scored proficient or above in 2009, compared with 32 percent... more »
January 11, 2011 7:11 PM
The Seventh Annual Pueblo City Schools Science and Engineering Fair will happen Saturday, January 22 at the Centennial High School media center, 2525 Mountview Drive.
The public is invited to attend. Judging will take place from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Experiments and demonstrations will take place between 11:30 a.m.... more »
December 6, 2010 1:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two high school students inspired by the science fiction movie "I, Robot" have won a $100,000 grand prize in a competition honoring the nation's top math and science students.
The Siemens Competition announced the winners of its college scholarships Monday during a ceremony at George Washington... more »
September 16, 2010 11:33 PM
This week is all about science in the Colorado Springs. So much so that Mayor Lionel Rivera signed a proclamation Thursday afternoon, calling this week Colorado Springs Science Week.
It's all an effort to get kids interested in Science.
Organizers are getting ready for events on the campus... more »
August 18, 2010 8:38 AM
There's mixed news on the latest ACT college entrance exams.
A report out Tuesday says average ACT scores inched downward this year, but more students who took the test proved ready for college.
While the findings appear contradictory, the exam's authors point to a growing and more diverse... more »
July 6, 2010 6:01 PM
The Air Force Academy is hosting a boot camp for teachers this week. It concentrates on instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathmatics.
The camp starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. It's designed for all high school science, math and pre-engineering teachers in Southern Colorado, and gives them the... more »
June 14, 2010 4:54 PM
A $1.35 billion-dollar plan would turn the landmark Houston Astrodome into a convention and science center.
But officials say at least two-thirds of the cost would have to be approved and picked up by taxpayers. Another option in the plan unveiled Monday is razing the stadium. The plan was... more »
May 17, 2010 1:52 PM
Scientists are reporting the discovery of a host of new species, including a tiny frog nicknamed Pinocchio.
An international team of researchers faced torrential rain, flooding and lots of mud as they conducted a biological survey in the Foja Mountains on the western side of the island of New... more »
May 12, 2010 12:23 PM
The Denver School of Science and Technology didn't win a contest to have President Barack Obama be the commencement speaker this year, but it's getting a Cabinet member instead.
The White House said Wednesday that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will speak at the school's commencement ceremony May 29. Salazar... more »
April 13, 2010 6:55 PM
The show, FMA Live! Invaded Corwin International Magnet School in Pueblo Tuesday morning.
Students from there and The Pueblo School of Arts and Sciences participated in the show, put on by NASA and Honeywell to get kids excited about science, "If I would have had this when I was... more »
March 29, 2010 4:20 PM
The US Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell announced the donation of $215,000 to support education efforts for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as well as providing professional development opportunities to local educators.
Programs in Academy School District 20, District 11 and the... more »
March 23, 2010 11:40 AM
Operators of the world's largest atom smasher say they will try to collide proton beams at record high energy in one week. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says beams have been circulating in the machine at 3.5 trillion electron volts since Friday. That's 3½ times higher than... more »
March 4, 2010 3:05 PM
More than 175 students from five high schools and five middle schools will participate in the 16th Annual Engineering, Science and Technology Design Contest Satujrday at CSU-Pueblo. The students have been organized into 104 teams for the seven-event competition that challenges students' critical thinking, teamwork, and creative design skills.
... more »
February 22, 2010 11:10 AM
President Barack Obama says America's "primacy in the world" is at stake in the quest to substantially improve educational quality and global competitiveness. Speaking to governors gathered at the White House Monday, Obama said he won't "accept second place for the United States of America." He noted that it continues... more »
February 14, 2010 9:26 AM
City officials might have a say in whether Mesa State College will be allowed to temporarily leave human corpses to decompose near a residential area, which has some neighbors worried about odors and disease. City Attorney John Shaver says he's studying the issue. College officials plan to set up a... more »
February 10, 2010 2:00 PM
Students in 4th and 5th grade at Stratmoor Hills Elementary School will dig through clumps of compost and dirt Thursday as they learn more about science and worms. The school, where nearly 80 percent of students are from low-income households, partnered with University of Phoenix and the Catamount Institute to... more »
January 2, 2010 9:44 AM
Iran is warning it will produce nuclear fuel on its own if there is no deal to have the West deliver the fuel in exchange for Tehran's enriched uranium by the end of January. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told state TV on Saturday the West must "make a decision" whether... more »
December 1, 2009 9:50 AM
President Barack Obama's deliberate approach to decision-making and a fascination with science is raising some eyebrows and drawing the logical question. Is Barack Obama Washington's Mr. Spock, the chief science officer for the ship of state? Actor Leonard Nimoy, who has portrayed "Star Trek's" Spock for more than 40 years,... more »
November 24, 2009 8:00 AM
A leading climate change scientist says hackers breaking into a university's computer server and then posting researchers' documents online show the "nasty" politics of global warming.
Hackers broke into The University of East Anglia, in eastern England, and stole about a decade's worth of data from its Climatic Research... more »
November 23, 2009 12:49 PM
President Barack Obama says he will have a national science fair next year to honor young inventors with the same gusto that college and professional athletes celebrate their victories at the White House.
Obama on Monday said he would have a national science fair at the White House next... more »
November 23, 2009 12:01 PM
The world's largest atom smasher is back in action after more than a year of repairs, and may be about to make big news.
Officials in Switzerland say the Large Hadron Collider is circulating beams of protons in opposite directions, with the aim of recreating conditions that existed milliseconds... more »
October 15, 2009 11:35 PM
The family who built an experimental balloon involved in a runaway flight has a heavy interest in science, with members sleeping in their clothes so they can chase after storms, media reports say.
Details emerged about Falcon Heene's family as authorities searched for the 6-year-old boy, who was believed... more »
September 28, 2009 5:54 PM
President Barack Obama is among those making the case that American kids aren't spending enough time in school. The president says that puts them at a disadvantage compared to other students around the globe. He's pushing for schools to add time to classes, to stay open later and to let... more »
September 17, 2009 12:04 PM
Most of us carry one. Now the hand-held technology we all rely on is under attack by a flood of covert, internet software designed to use your cell phone against you.
The cell phone hi-jacking websites, thousands of them, are easy to find and promise the user easy access... more »
September 16, 2009 10:01 AM
Astronomers have found more than 300 planets outside our solar system but none of them have been proven to be solid until now. A team of European astronomers has confirmed that a planet discovered earlier this year about 500 light years away is more than a big gas ball. One... more »
September 11, 2009 9:53 AM
A million pounds of propellant was ignited in the Utah desert Thursday, as NASA tested a new moon rocket.
A massive cloud of smoke and dust rose as the rocket blasted flames for more than two minutes.
The rocket itself was fastened horizontally to the ground on a... more »