More than 30 projects originating from CSU in Fort Collins are hosted at CSU Spur, including new and existing projects that represent colleges and units across the university. Several additional projects will be announced in 2022-2023.

For more information or to engage with these programs, please email csusystemspur@colostate.edu.

College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

A collaborative platform that will foster the development of agricultural technology companies and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado.

Matt Kipper, Professor
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

A biomanufacturing and biotechnology lab at Spur providing hands-on courses in bioprocessing, integrating with the Agribusiness Innovation Center and offering a series of outreach engagement opportunities.

Kellie Enns, Associate Professor
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

High-tech experiential learning laboratory delivering hands-on agricultural research experiences for 4th-12th grade students and their teachers.

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Interactive STEM education and outreach provided through virtual reality, enabling exploration of a wide array of animal and human anatomy.

Chad Olivier and Heather Rice, Department of Construction Management
College of Health and Human Sciences
Melissa Meltzer, Professional Education
Office of Engagement and Extension  

Professional upskilling in construction management, hosted at CSU Spur beginning in Fall 2022.

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Provides full-service veterinary and rehabilitation services for horses in a state-of-the-art facility. This program leverages student learning as an integral component of therapies.

Karan Venayagamoorthy, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

A 1-week intensive summer camp for incoming CSU engineering students aimed at improving math skills and positioning students for success.

Andrew Warnock, Director of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center
College of Natural Sciences

Classroom- and field-based kits providing an immersive, 2-hour mini-research experience for middle and high school students.

Stephanie Seng

The Family Resilience Center at Spur will house satellite locations for the CSU Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center (CTRAC) and Center for Family and Couple Therapy (CFCT). We will serve as a training center for Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students while providing resilience-based trauma assessments, as well as individual, couple, family, and group therapy. Assessments and treatment will focus on helping youth and families respond to and heal from trauma. We will also offer training and consultation to the community about trauma and its impact.

Keith Belk, Professor & Head
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

The FIC will re-engage urban consumers in agricultural production and processing activities, support the agricultural community through certification training, outreach education, and research services, provide services to promote entrepreneurship and create new opportunities for our researchers and students.

Jennifer Bousselot, Assistant Professor and Josh Craver, Assistant Professor
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

Cutting-edge research, hands-on teaching applications, industry partnerships and outreach in urban agriculture, positioning CSU as a leading local and global innovator and educational resource in the growing field of green roofs and CEH.

Kim Hoke, Professor
College of Natural Sciences

A series of hybrid courses emphasizing foundational life science coursework. Delivered through online lectures and weekend intensive lab-work, the courses provide a novel pathway to a college degree for diverse and nontraditional students.

Megan Machmuller, Postdoctoral Fellow
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

A multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary effort to produce policy-relevant research and facilitate dialogue to improve soil health across the Rocky Mountain Region; the program will highlight the importance of soil health to the public.

Dan Goble, Director of School of Music, Theatre & Dance
College of Liberal Arts

A tuition-based summer musical theatre camp for children aged 7-14 (2nd – 8th grade) to manage, develop, and execute all phases of a musical production, guided by program leads and CSU students.

Brian Jones, Master Instructor & Director of Little Shop of Physics
College of Natural Sciences

Development and execution of hands-on science projects that build scientific understanding and familiarity with experimental research approaches; patterned after Little Shop of Physics.

Greg Perry, Professor and Greg Graff, Professor
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

An 18-month professional program targeted at agricultural sciences graduates who are interested in starting their own business or being part of a startup team.

Gene Kelly, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station & Associate Dean for Extension
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

Administrative hub for the College of Agricultural Sciences Spur-based research programs and initiatives and a nexus of industry-engaged interdisciplinary research with a focus on regenerative food systems; designed to strengthen the bridge between urban and rural agriculture via a broader statewide research center network.

Ana Cristina Fulladolsa, Plant & Soil Diagnostic Laboratory Manager
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

An analytical service laboratory with integrated educational mission providing universities, state and federal agencies, private companies, and the broader public with accurate plant pest and disease diagnoses to manage plant health in production fields, natural landscapes, gardens, indoor agricultural production facilities, and produce storage facilities.

Pat Byrne, Professor
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

Outreach programming and development of educational resources focused on increasing knowledge of the importance of plant genetic resources in adaptive and sustainable agriculture.

Katie Knobloch, Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts

A series of interrelated activities that serve to collaboratively identify and address barriers to inclusive excellence and equity; patterned after a successful program in the Poudre School District.

Megan Willis, Assistant Professor
College of Natural Sciences

Establishment of air monitoring capacity at Spur to generate baseline data sets and serve as a point of public education on air quality, air pollutants, and health impacts; includes an ozone demonstration garden.

Mazdak Arabi, Professor
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Leveraging the existing software and development arm of the One Water Solutions Institute, this project develops and disseminates enterprise-level data management, analytic and cloud-based software solutions for global water and environmental challenges, integrating year-round education/outreach and student training.

Wilma Trujillo, Extension Agent – Cropping Systems & Natural Resources
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

Analytical service laboratory with an Extension and outreach mission providing universities, state and federal agencies, private companies and the broader public with accurate chemical and structural analyses of soil, water, and plant tissues to address production issues.

Sybil Sharvelle, Professor
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Leveraging an existing NSF-funded program, this effort supports integrated research and education in the food-energy-water nexus among graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. In addition to integrating academic, industry and community expertise, the Center will connect researchers across disciplines, offers educational and professional development opportunities for the community.

Scott Shrake, Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute
College of Business

A coordinated entrepreneurship program at Spur to create and manage a well-aligned innovation ecosystem, build connections with Denver businesses and neighborhoods, and expand K-12 and community-focused educational programing to meet local needs.

Dan Goble, Director of School of Music, Theatre & Dance
College of Liberal Arts

Tuition/scholarship-based 5-day summer musical theatre camp for Denver metro children who lack access to traditional musical theatre instruction. CSU students will serve as instructors/guides in the program.

Samantha Brown, Assistant Professor
College of Health & Human Sciences

Community-engaged research focused on parent-child relationships and well-being.

Tom Bradley, Professor and Department Head
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

A set of nonresident research-intensive masters and doctoral degree programs providing professionals working full time with advancement opportunities in Systems Engineering. 

Dan Goble, Director of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance
College of Liberal Arts

A CSU partnership with independent Take Note Colorado to provide music instruction to children lacking access through a series of Saturday courses and opportunities.

Adam Daurio, Director of Administration of the Temple Grandin Equine Center
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

Integrated research, education, and outreach in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) including practitioner training and provision of equine-assisted therapies to the residents of Denver and surrounding areas.

Elias Quinonez, Manager of Student Life & Diversity
College of Agricultural Sciences / CO Agricultural Experiment Station

Interconnected high school and K-12 programs to enhance STEM participation among historically marginalized populations and provide a pipeline to CSU degree programs.

Jen Weaver, Assistant Professor
College of Health & Human Sciences

Establishment of a translational research space for collaborative work focused on neurological conditions ranging from Traumatic Brain Injury to Alzheimer’s Disease, with free or low-cost treatments and therapies. This lab offers integrated capstones and other experimental learning opportunities for CSU students.

Karan Venayagamoorthy, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

A series of activities positioned to make higher education more accessible, including K-12 experiential outreach, summer learning camps for college-bound high school students, and coordinated relationships with local community colleges to provide pathways to CSU.

Dan Goldhamer, Extension Director for the Front Range Region
Office of Engagement and Extension

Combining Focus Points Family Resource Center’s Huerta Urbana urban ag program with Denver Public School’s Sustainable Urban Ag Career and Technical Education Program to provide ag jobs and skills training and pathways to CSU degree and certificate programs, with a focus on the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.

Aditi Bhaskar, Assistant Professor
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Research focused on the South Platte River to measure the impact of low water use landscapes, that will provide integrated educational opportunities for high school and early undergraduate students of color.

Sybil Sharvelle, Professor
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

A physical platform enabling the development, testing, and demonstration of commercially viable water treatment technologies for fit-for-purpose and point-of-use treatment of alternate water sources such as raw river water, reclaimed water from wastewater treatment facilities, graywater, blackwater, stormwater, and roof runoff.

College of Health & Human Sciences

A 12-week summer day-camp program of sports activities for children between the ages of 5 and 13, developed and delivered in partnership with Denver-based schools and recreation centers.