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When Brian Deurloo ’97 was a kid, he found out his neighbor was buying frogs—his favorite animal—at a quarter a pop. He showed up with a half-bucket of frogs. That was his first foray into entrepreneurship.
Construction on the new 33,000-square-foot facility – which will exponentially increase the scope of support for launching new businesses and ideas through Mines – could begin as soon as late 2021.
The Grandey Leadership by Design First-Year Honors Experience will teach first-year students leadership principles alongside ethics, communication, innovation and entrepreneurship, and research and design skills.
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.
Renowned energy expert Daniel Yergin will kick off the initiative Jan. 21 with a virtual discussion of his latest book, “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations.”
Each fall, the Colorado School of Mines alumni community is asked to nominate their peers for recognition of the outstanding contributions they are making to and through Mines. The Mines Alumni Board
Mines alumni Fran Vallejo ’87 and Scott Irvine ’87 recently made a $1 million gift to establish the Vallejo-Irvine Professional Development Program at Colorado School of Mines.
Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, associate professor of geology and geological engineering, and Craig Brice, professor of practice of mechanical engineering, have been awarded the Ben L. Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence to drive institutional change at Colorado School of Mines.
The Labriola Innovation Complex will include maker spaces, project team spaces, creativity and collaboration spaces, and design project classrooms — everything needed to imagine, design, prototype, and test new inventions, products and code.