Student awards


Colorado School of Mines celebrated its Spring 2022 Undergraduate Commencement on May 13, conferring a total of 927 bachelor’s degrees during three in-person ceremonies at Lockridge Arena.
Winning the semester-long design challenge – and the $1,000 grand prize – was a solution to improve the computer user experience for older individuals.
The prestigious program — the oldest continuous graduate fellowship of its kind — provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in the STEM disciplines.
Paul Varosy, a junior majoring in engineering physics at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded a 2022-23 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious STEM scholarships for undergraduate students.
At the international competition, teams from the U.S., England and Australia competed head-to-head in seven events inspired by traditional mining techniques: mucking, handsteel, swede saw, trackstand, jack leg, surveying and gold panning.
The Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Surveying and Sustainable Solutions teams from Colorado School of Mines all punched their tickets to the national finals this past weekend.
“Even though I’m the one getting this award, I’d really like it to stand for not just me, but everyone who has the same dreams and aspirations as I do,” Fabian Jimenez said. “It’s important to recognize that there are a lot of people out there doing the work and I don’t want them to be forgotten.”
Deborah McGott, PhD in Materials Science, is the winner of the Fall 2021 Dr. Bhakta Rath and Sushama Rath Research Award. The honor, which recognizes the Colorado School of Mines doctoral graduate
Mines conferred a total of 284 bachelor’s degrees during the in-person ceremony at Lockridge Arena on Dec. 17, 2021.
Winning the semester-long design challenge – and the $1,000 grand prize – was a solution for making temporary housing for refugees more durable, sustainable and easily deployable.