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
Oct 29, 2012
The Colorado School of Mines student chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA has raised more than $15,000 to fund the construction of a bridge in Nicaragua.
The bridge project, located in the Carazo region, connects a rural community with access to... read more
Oct 01, 2012
“The fact that success can be measured down to the hundredth of a second is perfectly aligned with being a Mines student,” says Colorado School of Mines swimmer Michaela McNiff, whose major is chemical and biochemical engineering.
She’s right. Mines... read more
Sep 14, 2012
Mines celebrated the grand opening of a new comprehensive student wellness center named for former Mines Physician Dr. W. Lloyd Wright, Sept. 14, 2012.
The new facility houses a number of student health and wellness services under one roof,... read more
Sep 11, 2012
More than 200 employers were on campus to meet with Colorado School of Mines students, grads and alumni at the sold-out Fall 2012 Career Day on Sept. 11.
A wide range of industries were represented including petroleum, renewable energy, mining,... read more
Sep 03, 2012
Nuclear power provides about 20 percent of the electricity used in the United States. Since 1995, about half of that has been generated with uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear warheads, shipped to the U.S. under the Megatons to Megawatts (MTM)... read more