UCHealth Today: Students from Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools take on ‘Hospital Room of the Future’ challenge

In a similar fashion to the TV reality show, Shark Tank, young entrepreneurs from the St. Vrain Valley School District faced off as they pitched their brightest ideas about health care of the future. They didn’t present to Mark Cuban and his TV team but rather a sophisticated group of top brass from UCHealth, including a physician in
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Longmont Leader: Robots help special education and English learners with speech and social skills

The department of special education at St. Vrain Valley School District worked throughout the school year with the Innovation Center’s robotics program to help special needs students with social skills by using robots, according to a press release from SVVSD.  A project team of high school students developed Socially Assistive Robotics applications at the Innovation Center. In
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SVVSD students developing IBM-powered technology bring real-life solutions to life

On Apr. 20, St. Vrain Valley School District high school students delivered a virtual class to University of Colorado Boulder seniors at the Leeds School of Business on building and managing IBM Watson-powered chatbots. The Watson Assistant is an IBM-developed artificial intelligence pop-up window designed to provide website visitors with fast, consistent, and accurate answers. SVVSD high
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Innovation Center celebrates women in aviation

Spirits were soaring alongside hawks and drones at SVVSD’s Innovation Center on Saturday afternoon as young ladies from the St. Vrain Valley School district took to the skies.  More than a dozen young women from across SVVSD gathered at the Innovation Center for Girls in Aviation Day on May 1. Presented in partnership with the
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Career Development Center’s Neil Shupe named SVVSD teacher of the year

Neil Shupe, who has taught everything from biology to advanced placement chemistry to, now, advanced manufacturing, received the St. Vrain Valley School District teacher of the year award during Friday night’s Tribute to Teachers. “I went to college, and in the first semester, I struggled and failed a few of my classes,” Shupe said in
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The Future-Ready Mobile Lab Connects SVVSD Staff, Students, and Families

The StVrainnovation Mobile Lab is out again visiting St. Vrain’s elementary schools, and facilitating opportunities for students to engage in design-thinking challenges, explore robotics, and visit engineering stations.
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Students’ options soaring thanks to SVVSD aeronautics

Participation in St. Vrain Valley School District’s increasingly popular aeronautics program has nearly doubled in the past year as students launch into careers in the cockpit or in mastering drone technology. The 250 students enrolled in the program at the district’s Innovation Center gain conceptual and practical knowledge for careers in either pathway, Jake Marshall, aeronautics program coordinator, stated
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Virtual Open House Dates 2020

As families plan their transition to middle and high school next year, schools are hosting virtual open houses to answer questions and share information about the many program offerings across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Below are upcoming virtual open house dates across the district. Schools will host their 2020 virtual open houses through either a
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Project kits provide hands-on learning from home for Longmont’s Career Development Center students

Packaged in plastic boxes and bags, hundreds of project kits created for St. Vrain Valley School District students enrolled in the Career Development Center awaited pick up Friday in the parking lot at 1200 Sunset St. Under tents set up outside the building, masked students relished a moment to have face-to-face contact with their instructors,
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The little fish that could: Despite COVID-caused changes to program, St. Vrain students, partners reintroduce redbelly dace into wild

While “innovation” in the Innovation Center’s name conjures up images of robotics and aeronautics and other high-tech fields, it doesn’t exclude conservation. “Although it’s not a biology center or an ecology center, they’re innovating how to raise these fish,” Boulder County Parks and Open Space wildlife biologist Mac Kobza said. Tuesday was a day for
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