Program Overview

Today, Colorado boasts the nation’s largest entrepreneurial-based aerospace economy, with well over 400 employers either classified as aerospace companies or serving as suppliers to the aviation and aerospace industries. Metro Denver is ranked second among the largest metropolitan areas for aerospace industry cluster employment concentration, and first in the nation for private aerospace employment. SpaceTech Scholars, MSU Denver’s new scholarship learning community, is for students pursuing a degree in the aerospace, aeronautics, and/or engineering systems fields with the goal of becoming a technician or similar industry professional.

SpaceTech Scholars is committed to developing a pipeline for MSU Denver students into the growing Colorado aerospace industries. Within MSU Denver, it is a program dedicated to undergraduate student success, diversifying these industries from the underrepresented communities served by MSU, and engaging K-12 partners in STEM access and professional identity development. The scholarship program is federally funded by the Department of Education for Hispanic Serving Institutions of higher education and is part of MSU Denver’s broader Hispanic Serving Initiatives.

VUELO 2024

Applications for VUELO 2024 (Visiting Undergraduate Exploratory Learning Opportunity) Aerospace Summer Camp Bridge program have closed. All students will be contacted regarding their application.

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) exposes incoming freshman and transfer students to the world of aerospace. Applications have closed. All students will be contacted regarding their application.

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Get Involved

SpaceTech has scholarship and community engagement opportunities for K-12 and MSU Denver students

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Scholarship FAQs

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Meet our SpaceTech Team

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Roberto De Mata, M.A.

Project Manager

Grant & Program Oversight | Undergraduate Success Coach

[email protected]
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Lisa Bertoson

STEM Community Coordinator

Undergraduate Community Building and Campus Liason | Undergraduate Success Coach

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Maria Ratliff, M.Ed.

Outreach Coordinator

K-12 Outreach & STEM Collaboration | Undergraduate Success Coach

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Student Staff

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Tony Manriquez

Student Engagement

Social Media and Student Outreach

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