College of Natural Sciences

The College of Natural Sciences’ central mission is to train and educate successful scientists, scholars, and responsible citizens. In the college, dedicated professors and strong research programs enable students to become vital participants in the scientific process while preparing to contribute actively and skillfully in a world where knowledge of science and technology has become the standard.

Annenberg Learner Courses

CNS EOC offers graduate-level semester credit for teacher professional development courses broadcast by Annenberg Learner.


Summer Vet Program

For students who are serious about becoming a veterinarian, this is a super opportunity to look into the real and sometimes gritty field of veterinary medicine. Through presentations, demonstrations, laboratories, visits, and in-depth, hands-on activities, students discover what modern veterinary medicine is about. Participants meet professors, practitioners, and students in the discipline and have ample opportunity to talk with them. It is highly encouraged that students combine this experience with the SciTrek program for a full day of science-based activities.


SciTrek Summer Program

Students participating in SciTrek will learn how to be independent critical thinkers, read scientific literature, design and execute experiments, and interpret and represent results of scientific experiments. Students will receive personal mentoring from first-class teachers, staff, and expert guest presenters. Three of the five mornings will be spent entirely in an outdoor field setting at Lory State Park and the Poudre Canyon and will include a moderate amount of hiking.


Triunfo-Triumph Tutoring Program

In partnership with El Centro Student Services, Triunfo/Triumph provides free, weekly, one-on-one tutoring to primarily underserved K-12 students from Poudre School District. Tutoring takes place every Thursday in the CNS EOC from 4:00-5:30 September-May. Transportation is provided for students from the schools with the highest need.


Everyday Science TV Show

Colorado State University’s Brian Jones teams up with Poudre School District kids for fun-filled shows of zany Everyday Science. Each episode explores a science theme that not only entertains, but is tied to science standards for grades K-12. Everyday Science captures the best of Brian’s nationally celebrated “Little Shop of Physics” which serves up hundreds of fun and easy to recreate experiments to about 15,000 Colorado students each year.