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New building offers a home for space tracking partnership with U.S. Air Force

What sets the plot of the 2013 hit film “Gravity” in motion is space debris hurtling around in orbit, tearing apart a space shuttle and stranding George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. It’s a catastrophe that’s not as far fetched as one might think, at least the part about renegade space junk turning a shuttle or satellite into, well, more space junk.

FLC to break ground for new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building

The official groundbreaking for Fort Lewis College’s new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building will take place on Friday, October 17 at 12 p.m. at the northwest corner of Berndt Hall along Rim Drive. Everyone is welcome.

Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building receives second phase of funding from state

The Colorado Legislative Council Staff announced today that the state would fund phase two of the Fort Lewis College Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building.

Physics professor Ryan Haaland announced as 2014-15 Featured Scholar

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota might not seem like the obvious beginning of a scientist’s life, but Dr. Ryan Haaland can trace the genesis of his future career path to those early days. Dr. Haaland is a professor of physics and the winner of the 2014-15 FLC Featured Scholar Award.

“I was always breaking and taking things apart on the farm,” he recalls. “So I think that’s where I got my curiosity for science and technological things.”

New Engineering accreditation is mark of excellence

Earning a mark of excellence recognized worldwide, the Fort Lewis College Engineering program has officially received accreditation from ABET, the international accrediting body for applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology programs. The stamp of approval for FLC Engineering comes just as the College is breaking ground for a new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering building.

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