In Science and Space: The University of Colorado (CU) and STAR HARBOR are collaborating on an initiative aimed at meeting the needs of space personnel while advancing the burgeoning field of space medicine, leaders of both organizations recently announced.
Mariah Tanner, Founder and CEO of STAR HARBOR, said: “Our campus offers students and residents the opportunity to learn about space in a dynamic and exciting new environment. STAR HARBOR will work with local students through research opportunities, workforce development programs that promote diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and a Space Medicine Program unique to STAR HARBOR`s training campus.”
This effort will leverage the expertise of two of her CU campuses. CU Boulder has long been a leader in aerospace engineering and space science. One of his leading academic medical centers in the United States, CU Anschutz Medical Campus is developing a state-of-the-art space medicine program focused on medicine and biology in extreme environments. CU program faculty and students work alongside scientists and researchers at the Star Harbor campus in Lone Tree, which develops space training alongside R&D initiatives. Together, STAR HARBOR and the CU System provide the critical infrastructure that advances interest in learning, discovery and innovation, and powers the infrastructure used by researchers at the university. STAR HARBOR and CU provide the next generation of space innovators with joint space medicine programs, undergraduate internship and residency opportunities, and commercial space research and development programs. This collaboration will advance the next generation of space technology, talent development and education.
CU President Todd Saliman said the partnership leverages the university`s historic commitment to space and strengths in the field. CU Boulder has one of the leading aerospace engineering programs in the country and is the top-funded public university in NASA research expenditures. Across all its campuses, CU has 20 alumni astronauts, ranging from the early Mercury missions to recent activity on the International Space Station.