RamTrax is Colorado State University's premier visitor experience developed to showcase the university's outstanding academic programs, highlight our prestigious research, and expand outreach to the community.
We offer participants an interactive, behind-the-scenes excursion that explores CSU's laboratories, innovative technologies, and state-of-the-art facilities while also providing the opportunity to dialogue with faculty and staff who are leading experts in their fields. We invite you to experience Colorado State University!
Earth, Sun & Fire Tour
April 24, 1 - 3 p.m. - Foothills Campus
Open to the public. Reservations are required. RSVP to RamTrax.
Campus Solar Power Plant
Enjoy a behind the scenes look at solar power by touring an 8,000 Trina Solar panel solar field located that the university's Foothills Campus. The panels sit on about 15-acres just three miles west of the main campus. The plant reduces greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by 5.5 million pounds – the equivalent of removing more than 480 cars off the road each year.
The biomass boiler burns approximately 600 tons of wood chips from the fire mitigation projects each year to heat water and displaces natural gas use. Biomass energy produces 96% fewer overall emissions than natural forest fires and 97% fewer than prescribed burning.
This large-scale in-vessel composter turns about 300,000 pounds of compostable material from the dining centers pulpers on the main CSU campus as well as some organic material from the main campus into soil amendments. The composted soil is targeted for use in campus landscaping projects.