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
Dec 06, 2012
Embedded video fromNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology
Twin NASA probes orbiting the moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.
The new map -- created by the Gravity Recovery... read more
Nov 09, 2012
George Saunders ’81 earned a degree in geophysics from Mines, but it turned out he was more interested in probing human culture and society with words than revealing the Earth’s subsurface with technology. Now a renowned author who has been lauded... read more
Oct 31, 2012
Take a look at a solar panel on a sunny Colorado day and, if you’re like most people, you won’t see much more than a blinding glare. Mark Lusk sees wasted opportunity.
“I see that glare and feel how hot the panels on my roof get and say, ‘What a... read more