Mines receives research grant by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health

GOLDEN, Colo., May 14, 2014 –Colorado School of Mines received a research grant award for "Combustion Modeling of Explosive Gas Zones in Longwall Gobs" by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health. The Foundation awarded $750,000 in short-term research grant awards targeting innovative solutions toward fulfilling its vision of enabling miners to be free of work-related injury and disease. Five research projects out of 53 submissions were approved for funding.

Grant Award Recipients

  • Boston University School of Public Health
    The Impact of Contractor Utilization on Health and Safety
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Combustion Modeling of Explosive Gas Zones in Longwall Gobs
  • University of Nevada
    Early Warning Safety Hazard Predictor for Preventive Ventilation Management
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale"
    The Precise Determination of Rockbolt Performance Underground
  • West Virginia University Research Corporation
    Development of a Gas and Dust Explosion Model

View the Foundation's press release.

 

Contact:

Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator / 303-273-3088 / KMorton@mines.edu

Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu