What can be done to stop mudslides on I-70? Not much, experts say

“There’s no single place you can concentrate your effort because there are so many different watersheds that are potentially producing these mudslides or debris flow,” said Colorado School of Mines geologic engineering professor Paul Santi.
July 6, 2021

Glenwood Canyon mudslides could continue beyond this year as CDOT is “left to the whims of nature”

“This is a huge area to cover, and there are a lot of potential sources” of slides, said Paul Santi, a professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden who has studied post-fire debris flows.
July 2, 2021

U.S. EPA weighs Taseko copper mining process akin to fracking

Steve Enders, a mining engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines, said in situ leaching is better for the environment than traditional mining.
June 30, 2021

I taught an AI to solve the trolley problem

Can you teach a machine to be a good person? In this video, Sabrina explores the world of AI ethics and speaks with Tom Williams, assistant professor of computer science at Colorado School of Mines.
June 21, 2021

Fixing equipment in the lab teaches life lessons

The focus of my PhD thesis is examining ways of upgrading biomass to transportation fuels, and I regularly use a variety of analytical equipment and reactor systems in my laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
June 17, 2021

Seven states, 3,000 miles: a trip across the US energy divide

Morgan Bazilian, head of the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute, had told me about Pueblo’s emergence as an energy transition paragon.
June 16, 2021

Colorado heatwave: Xcel doesn't anticipate pricey energy buy that you'll have to pay for

"Texas' grid is not connected, really, to the rest of the U.S. Our grid is connected also to the Western Interconnect, in Colorado, so we could pull power," said Ian Lange, Director of Mineral and Energy Economics at Colorado School of Mines.
June 16, 2021

Mining is the Next Global Energy Security Threat

Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines authored this opinion piece.
June 15, 2021

Space nuclear power is nearing critical mass as the final frontier’s next frontier

George Sowers, a space industry veteran who’s now an engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines, has run the numbers on the power requirements for a lunar operation that would mine polar ice to produce fuel as well as drinkable water and ....
June 15, 2021

Why PFAS chemical levels are rapidly rising in Tucson groundwater

However, while pumping can accelerate movement of a pollution “plume,” the closeness of these wells to a pollution source is also likely a factor, said Christopher Higgins, a Colorado School of Mines civil and environmental engineering professor.
June 14, 2021

In The Spotlight: Meet Gracie Cole

During her senior year, Gracie led a team of 14 other Mines students in a capstone project, dubbed “Project Re-Volt,” to convert her family’s ‘79 Volkswagen into a fully electric vehicle.
June 9, 2021

Pueblo’s Arkansas River levee is a Colorado gem. It’s also a reminder of the state’s deadliest disaster.

Armed with grant money, the cemetery foundation hired archaeological consultants who worked with geophysics students from the Colorado School of Mines to investigate what might lie beneath the surface of certain sections of the cemetery in the so ....
June 7, 2021