Dear Alliance Partners and Students:

We hope each and every one of you is taking care of yourselves, your loved ones, and your community as best you can. These are unprecedented times and we are doing our best to keep informed and make decisions about the future with little certainty about what that looks like but with everyone’s best interest in mind.

Similar to your schools, CSU has taken steps to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff by moving all CSU classes online to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester as well as into summer.

We have made the difficult decision to cancel all 6 of the Alliance Summer programs.  This is very sad for me as the Alliance Summer Institutes are such an amazing and exciting opportunity for students.

Each respective Alliance program will be contacting students who applied and informing them of the cancellations.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Dr. Patricia Vigil
Alliance Partnership

Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Community Wellbeing
May 31 – June 6, 2020

Agriculture is entering a new era! The College of Agricultural Sciences offers a weeklong summer program to focus on the development of new approaches and technologies to feed the world as our climate warms and water becomes scarce. The want passionate students at the table to develop solutions that support the health of our planet and people. In this summer residential institute, students will learn from world-class scientists with cutting edge expertise how biology and technology can be combined for sustainable agriculture. From plants and insects, to water and land use, to health and nutrition, to drones and DNA, students will gain hands-on experience through visits to research laboratories and field experiments. We will complement these research experiences with discussions of our values and the needs of our communities to chart a food-secure future for all.

Social Justice “Thru” the Arts
May 31 – June 6, 2020

Social Justice thru the Arts promotes an understanding of social justice, advocacy, cultural awareness, identity and communication across differences for historically underrepresented populations. This weeklong residential program teaches basic social justice concepts and advocacy to Alliance students through the arts while working with an artist. Their Mural from summer 2018 is currently displayed at the CSU Center of the Arts Gregory Allicar Museum.. This program exposes participants to various majors embedded in the College of Liberal Arts and develops self-agency and confidence.

Women in Construction Management
June 2 – June 6, 2020

Construction Managers take the architect’s vision and make it a reality. This three-day residential program is for 25 high school women to develop skills in teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking through hands on learning. Participants develop an understanding of construction management and informed of various career opportunities a post-secondary education offers. Students interact with Construction Management Professionals and college mentors.

Communications Institute
June 7 – June 10, 2020

The Communications Institute is an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of modern journalism practices while experiencing residential campus life at Colorado State University. Students will interact with college mentors and professors to learn more about digital communications & social media. A variety of hands-on experiences will allow students to hone their writing skills, practice photojournalism, and shoot and edit video.

In addition, students will tour the university’s award-winning student newsroom, and radio and television studios. The experience includes insights about college applications and financial aid. Four days and three nights of lodging and meals are included.

Natural Resources STEM Institute: Colorado Plains to Peaks
July 12 – July 18, 2020

The Alliance/WCNR STEM Institute is a week long summer program for high school students entering grades 10 and 11 in Fall 2020. Participants have a collegiate experience living with peers and college student mentors. The Alliance Partnership unites students, families, high school personnel, and the Colorado State University community in a common goal: To envision education beyond high school and send a greater number of Colorado’s students to college.

Zoetis Pre-Veterinary Discovery Institute
July 19 – July 25, 2020

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is excited to offer a weeklong residential summer program designed for high school students interested in careers in veterinary medicine. Students will interact with clinicians, college professors, and CSU student mentors as they delve into animal anatomy and physiology. Other topics covered include the exploration of the veterinary profession and pathways into veterinary medicine. Students will also experience hands-on learning in specimen dissection labs, virtual reality labs, and suture clinics. In addition, they will have the opportunity to tour the veterinary teaching hospital and interact with local veterinarians. This experience also includes insights about college life, the college application process, and financial aid. 6 nights of on-campus lodging and meals are included.