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The history-making New Horizons mission, which launched in 2006, was led by SwRI's Alan Stern, who is based in Boulder, and it has ties also to Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation and the University of Colorado. Fran Bagenal, in charge of the particles theme for the New Horizons Mission, is a research scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

"We've observed the solar wind before with Voyager, but what's interesting, what we're seeing with the SWAP data is, we're actually seeing the material from interstellar space that has been coming into the solar system," Bagenal said. Read more. 

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program—Energy Execs.

Energy Execs provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.

Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits, and government are eligible to participate in the program. The program requires travel to Golden, Colo., June 15–17, July 20–22, Aug. 17–19, and Sept. 14–16.

Key factors that can combine to produce a Zika virus outbreak are expected to be present in a number of U.S. cities during peak summer months, new research shows.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is spreading the virus in much of Latin America and the Caribbean, will likely be increasingly abundant across much of the southern and eastern United States as the weather warms, according to a new study led by mosquito and disease experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Summertime weather conditions are favorable for populations of the mosquito along the East Coast as far north as New York City and across the southern tier of the country as far west as Phoenix and Los Angeles, according to computer simulations conceived and run by researchers at NCAR and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Erik Mitisek, Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Technology Association, as the state’s new Chief Innovation Officer and as the Chair of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) board. The appointment is effective immediately.

"We're thrilled to have Erik Mitisek on board as our new Chief Innovation Officer,” said Hickenlooper. “Erik brings different strengths and a new energy to our efforts to grow Colorado as a global leader in innovation and technology. His strong background in tech will catalyze the partnerships between public and private sectors that will make Colorado the best place for innovation."

President Obama strongly believes that the United States must equip more students to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). That’s why the President’s 2016 Budget invests more than $3 billion, an increase of 3.6 percent over the 2015 enacted level, in programs across the Federal Government on STEM education. The 2016 Budget includes critical investments in a number of areas that will benefit students:

• Supporting more STEM-focused high schools, with a new $125 million competitive program at the Department of Education (ED) to help communities across America launch Next-Generation High Schools that will be laboratories for cutting-edge STEM teaching and learning.