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WE2NG RET SUMMER SHOWCASE


The WE2NG program has 9 RET Colorado STEM Teachers from schools all over Jefferson County! They
have worked on projects for 6 weeks focused on the water-energy nexus in collaboration with CSM
faculty and the WE2NG program admins. The teachers showcased what they have put together over the 6
weeks.
Click the link for a CSM article written about the Showcase!
Click the link for a High Education Tribune article written as well!
WE2ST HOLDS A RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Please click the link for an article written about WE2ST's research symposium!
Click here for more pictures from the Symposium!


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WE2ST GOES TO HOUSTON!
WE2ST students and faculty made the trip to Houston in February to the ConocoPhillips Headquarters.
There, they mixed and mingled with ConocoPhillips employees and had the opportunity to present their
work.
Click here to see pictures from the event!
WE2ST Guest Speaker - Brian Dodek
Senior Environmental Specialist with Bonanza Creek Energy

Environmental Protection and Compliance Programs in the O&G Industry – Field Implementation of Best
Management Practices
Click here for a video of the talk!

This January, two WE2ST Scholars, Michelle and Micaela Pedrazas
(along with their teammates) presented their product, known as
Airband, at the Mines Innovation Challenge. Airband is a wearable
air-quality monitor that utilizes special sensors to detect the levels and
presence of hazardous air pollutants. Newmont Mining Corporation
has selected their team to receive $2,000 to further develop and
refine their ideas!
They will then move forward to present their project prototypes on March 21-24 at the 118th National
Western Mining Conference, competing with nine other teams. Final judging will be on April 20th when
finalists will give a 10-minute pitch to a panel who will evaluate the team and quality of their innovation. A
total of $30,000 in cash prizes will be presented to the top three teams!
WE2ST wishes them luck with the upcoming competitions!


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WE2ST Guest Speaker
Bill Ritter
"The Road to Sustainability: Regulations in a Difficult Oil and Gas Economy"
Video of the talk





John McCray was part of an expert panel for Water and Energy: Enabling and
Modeling Sustainability in the Nexus.
Hosted by the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy,
Houston, TX.