Engineering, Design and Society


The Humanitarian Engineering (HE) program at Colorado School of Mines has been awarded a $1.46 million National Science Foundation grant to support the retention and graduation of high-achieving students with demonstrated financial need.
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.
In collaboration with colleagues in the United States, China and the Netherlands, Mines Assistant Professor Qin Zhu and Research Assistant Professor Rockwell Clancy are leading a project to study the
Winning the semester-long design challenge – and the $1,000 grand prize – was a solution to improve spatial awareness for hearing impaired cyclists.
Using computer vision, artificial intelligence and radar, the gestr Hazard Notification System not only allows the cyclist to know danger is ahead, but where the danger is coming from.
Charles Shultz ’61 and his wife, Louanne, have provided a generous gift to Mines’ Humanitarian Engineering program to support the program’s continued growth, reach and impact inside and outside the university.
The J. Don ’55 and Lois Thorson Capstone Lab will provide a dedicated space for Capstone Design@Mines projects.
Winning the semester-long design challenge was a solution to improve adherence to COVID-19 capacity limits in restaurants, retail stores and other spaces.
Gracie Cole '20 tells us about her Capstone Design project—converting her 1979 VW bus from gas to electric.
Re-Volt’s goal was to retain the van’s road trip and car camping capabilities while aiming for a 250-mile range and comfortable highway cruising speed of 70 mph.