Jessica Smith discusses women in mining with The New York Times

Jessica Smith, associate professor of engineering, design and society and co-director of the humanitarian engineering program at Colorado School of Mines, was recently featured in a news analysis about the challenges faced by women in traditionally male blue-collar jobs in The New York Times’ Sunday Review.

From the article:

Jessica Smith, an associate professor at the Colorado School of Mines, studied the successful experience of women in a Wyoming mine in the 2000s during a time of hiring expansion, when women were not perceived as taking jobs from men.

“They redefined what it was to be a good miner away from this very hyperbolic masculine image,” she said. “A good miner was someone who cared for their co-workers. They were responsible. These were issues that women could also embody.”