Sep 04, 2013
Only the second woman in the country to earn a doctorate in petroleum engineering, Ramona Graves PhD ’82 found her passion—but it wasn’t what she thought it would be.
By Lisa Marshall
On her first morning of classes at Colorado School of Mines in... read more
Jun 28, 2013
By Todd Neff
Enrollment numbers at Mines suggest it’s a hot new field of study, but this is a subject with a long, long history.
We’re talking about physics, the realm of Archimedes, Copernicus, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Curie, Bohr and, of course,... read more
Jun 20, 2013
In the center of a clear plastic tub, small rocks formed a mound. With sixth graders gathered around the tub, Lyndsey Wright poured cool water over the rock mound. Next she poked small holes in a paper cup, put some blue food coloring in the bottom... read more
Jun 14, 2013
By Todd Neff
Forests across the Mountain West have gone orange and faded to gray. Since about the turn of the millennium, the mountain pine beetle’s appetite for lodgepole has killed off some four million acres of trees in Colorado and Wyoming alone... read more
Apr 23, 2013
By Taylor PolodnaThe Oredigger
A group of Mines students, representing Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA), travelled down to Nicaragua to the small community of Los Gomez to complete a pedestrian footbridge over the frequently flooded Rio... read more
Mar 29, 2013
The Colorado School of Mines women’s team won the title of “World Champions” during the 35thAnnual International Intercollegiate Mining Games held on campus March 13-17. The Mines Men’s A team placed seventh and the B team placed 13th.
Forty-one... read more
Mar 13, 2013
From the intellectual to the adventurous, students employed by Mines report that, along with a paycheck, their work provides balance, fun and intellectual stimulation. Having access to a deep pool of driven, high-achieving young men and women is... read more
Mar 07, 2013
A slow, persistent landslide is undermining a short section of I-70, about a mile from the highest point on the nation’s Interstate Highway System. Finding a solution is a conundrum that one Mines professor is helping to unravel.
Two summers ago on... read more
Jan 29, 2013
A new, permanent refuge chamber for Colorado School of Mines’ Edgar Experimental Mine is the latest in mine safety rescue technology and training.
The MineARC Refuge Chamber is capable of sustaining as many as 20 people for 36 hours in relative... read more