Red Rocks Innovations in STEM Education

RISE – Launching innovations that matter

RISE incubates and launches transformative innovations in STEM education. RISE provides mentoring, education, and trainings for faculty and students to build a community of STEM innovators.

RISE also offers:

Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications (IDEA)
Students practice design, teamwork and collaboration around a real world technical challenge that results in conceptual design, prototype, and/or physical artifact for a client. Students can transfer the IDEA class to the Colorado School of Mines. Learn more about the IDEA class.

IDEA Lab Innovation Challenge
In the IDEA Lab, students apply human-centered design to propose innovative solutions for real-world problems in given themes. Prizes available for top solutions. Follow us at

Workshops and training for faculty and students
RISE facilitates workshops and trainings for faculty and students on learning innovations to enhance student success in STEM.

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