As the planet burns, a new Cold War over critical minerals

Morgan Bazilian is the Director of the Payne Institute and a Professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines. Jordy Lee is a Program Manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 11, 2021

Hands-free on a whole new level: Driverless shuttles debut on Colorado School of Mines campus

A toaster on wheels. A character out of the Pixar film “Wall-E.” A souped-up popemobile.Turns out the white autonomous shuttles moseying around Colorado School of Mines on Tuesday morning were none of the above, as onlookers observed.
August 11, 2021

Autonomous shuttles move School of Mines students around campus

Students at the Colorado School of Mines will have a new way of getting around campus these days: by driverless shuttles.
August 10, 2021

Nation's largest self-driving electric shuttle network launches

The fleet of nine driverless, zero-emission vehicles will shuttle Colorado School of Mines students and staff, as well as members of the public, from key spots in the city to various points on campus for at least the next year.
August 10, 2021

Colorado Mudslide Closes Major Interstate Highway

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Lesli Wood, professor of geology at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 5, 2021

Drinking wastewater? It's an option whose time has come, says Colorado Springs Utilities

Christopher Bellona, associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, says he's been working on direct potable water use since he was a graduate student in 2001.
August 4, 2021

Academics plus application building the future of Colorado Springs water

“Drought, climate change, wildfires and things like that, we're starting to target additional water resources that maybe we didn't really target before,” said Colorado School of Mines Associate Professor, Christopher Bellona.
August 4, 2021

New partnership looks to transfer more community college students into the Colorado School of Mines

A new partnership at the state’s community colleges aims to make it easier for students to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines, the state’s most selective public four-year university, by aligning academic requirements and classwork.
August 4, 2021

Is Petroleum Engineering Training Keeping Up with the Times?

For Jennifer Miskimins, department head and professor of petroleum engineering at Colorado School of Mines, it’s about taking care of the data’s lifecycle and embedding it in courses.
July 28, 2021

Energy Independence Doesn’t Mean What It Used To

This opinion piece was written by Mines alumnus Parker Bolstad, an active duty military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, and Jordy Lee, the program manager for the Supply Chain Transparency Initiative at the Payne Institute for Public Policy.
July 26, 2021

Why Toxic "Forever Chemicals" are in the Blood of Most Americans

Chris Higgins, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was among the experts interviewed for this piece about what makes PFAS chemicals extremely useful—and extremely hard to get rid of.
July 22, 2021

Finding the F-U-N in STEM

At most summer camps, there is no need for attendees to put on safety googles and a protective jacket for any of the activities. But the Full STEM Ahead camp held at Colorado School of Mines earlier this month isn’t like most other camps.
July 21, 2021