Colorado School of Mines goes renewable with enough solar panels — designed by students — to power its campus

It’s been an electric season for the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers football team, and not just because they’ll be playing for a national championship this Saturday. Every time the Orediggers’ Division II title contenders took the field this ....
December 14, 2022

Company starting to recover oil from Kansas pipeline spill

Three university petroleum engineering instructors who reviewed the regulators’ order ahead of Associated Press interviews pointed out the testing, which federal guidelines call for doing at least once every five years. “That timing is definitely ....
December 13, 2022

Drilling crews to flood Utah's Lila Canyon coal mine fire with foam, water

After the mine is flooded, the operators may still have to wait up to 120 days before entering to make sure the fire is out, according to Jurgen Brune, a professor of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
December 13, 2022

By 2025, coal will no longer be the main way to generate the world’s electricity

“OECD countries are kind of pushing faster now that they’ve had the issues with their conflict in Ukraine,” said Ian Lange, director of the mineral energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines.
December 8, 2022

10-story tower will be severely shaken on UCSD quake table to test mettle of tall wood buildings

"We’re trying to see if we can construct mass timber buildings that would be resilient in high seismic zones,” said Shiling Pei, an associate professor of civil engineering at Mines and the project’s co-director.
December 1, 2022

Even University Presidents Lose Their Minds When Their Teens Apply to College

Richard Holz filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the Fafsa, for his two daughters. Like many parents, he found the process baffling. “It’s like they want to know your shoe size,” says Dr. Holz. “They want to know so much ....
November 29, 2022

How a pandemic PhD peer network group stood the test of time

Jillian Collins, a PhD candidate in chemical engineering, wrote this piece about the value of regular virtual meetings with peers from across the United States.
November 25, 2022

Uncertainties about climate compensation fund trigger skepticism

“A loss and damage fund has been established and that’s important on its own, but it’s an empty vessel,” Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines, told The Hill.
November 22, 2022

VERIFY: Highest heating bills in years, U.S. Energy agency predicts

"In 2019, you couldn't export as much natural gas because physically it was impossible," said Ian Lange, director of the Mineral and Energy Economics Program at Colorado School of Mines. "You need to liquefy it, and you know, so you need to freeze it ....
November 15, 2022

Geologists remember 1882 earthquake known as Colorado's Big One

“It knocked out power here in Denver. Knocked the generators right off of their seating,” said Matt Morgan, Director of the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS).
November 12, 2022

We Asked a Very Smart Metallurgist All of Our Very Stupid Questions About the Vibranium in ‘Wakanda Forever'

And so, we reached out to renowned metallurgist Suveen Mathaudhu from the Colorado School of Mines. He has actually done some consulting work for Marvel — to say nothing of how he proved Neil deGrasse Tyson wrong on the weight of Thor’s hammer.
November 11, 2022

Climate bill boosts Biden’s credibility at COP27 as countries look to US to deliver

Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines, said that despite the U.N. conference, for many countries, climate change is taking a back seat to energy security.
November 10, 2022