A new $15 million interdisciplinary research institute led by Colorado School of Mines aims to create new theoretically grounded and experimentally validated approaches and tools to design and discover dynamical materials and structures while solving long-standing scientific challenges in the dynamical response of materials.
“For Mines to win the medal count really cements our position in this industry,” Professor George Sowers said. “The team that won the overall prize was a pretty large aerospace corporation – we had graduate students that went toe to toe with a professional company.”
Concrete sewers and gutters are very efficient when it comes to moving water quickly. But Colorado School of Mines researchers are looking at integrating natural alternatives to the built environment to help purify and clean groundwater supplies.
The Rocky Mountain Industrial Assessment Center will result in shared courses where students from both institutions can learn about how to improve energy efficiency in the building and manufacturing industry.