MSU Denver

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 2023

Summer Bridge Program for Juniors and Seniors in High School

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FYE First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) is designed to expose a diverse group of students to the vast breadth of opportunities within the field of aerospace.

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23-24 Academic Year Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to help meet the financial need for current MSU Denver students with an expressed commitment in entering the Aerospace industry.

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Involvement Opportunities

SpaceTech Scholars has programmatic elements for our K-12 community and undergraduate MSU Denver students.

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Meet our SpaceTech Scholars Team


Roberto De Mata, M.A.

Project Manager

Grant & Program Oversight

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Kalyn Bonn, M.A.

Program Coordinator

Undergraduate Student Engagement

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Lisa Ratliff, M.Ed.

Outreach Coordinator

K-12 Outreach & STEM Collaboration

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