Announcements

Jun
14
2017

Mines ranked the best college in Colorado

Colorado School of Mines has been ranked as the best college in Colorado by College Choice. a publication dedicated to helping students and families find the right college. The rankings were developed based on the return on investment as well as institutional excellence, which included reputation, affordability and student retention. College Choice noted that Mines has a curriculum and research program focused on "balancing available resources while maintaining responsible stewardship of the earth and available resources." It also mentions the "legendary" E-Days fireworks show. Data for the rankings comes from individual college websites, Payscale, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report and The National Center for Education Statistics. Announcement
Jun
09
2017

Mines ranked most secure educational investment in Colorado

Colorado School of Mines has been ranked the most secure educational investment in the state, and 19th in the country, by a website seeking to help recent graduates with their career choices. Zippia determined the rankings by considering how much each school costs, the risk of defaulting on student loans and how easy they are to pay back, the latter measured by graduates’ median salary at six years. Mines was listed with a loan default rate of 2.10 percent, a median salary of $66,200 at six years and tuition of $26,090. According to Zippia, latest Higher Education Research Institute freshmen study shows that 82 percent of incoming students selected being “very well off financially” as essential or very important to their college choice,” and that the national student default rate has risen to 11.3 percent. In April 2017, Zippia ranked Mines as the best college for employment in Colorado and 29th in the nation. Announcement
Jun
02
2017

Graves wins SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty

Ramona Graves, dean of the College of Earth Resource Sciences Engineering, is the 2017 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Rocky Mountain Section Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. According to SPE, this regional award recognizes superiority in classroom teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students. Graves was honored with her award on May 17th at the SPE General Meeting in Denver. Announcement
Jun
01
2017

Reimanis honored by ACerS

102416-ivar-reimanis-glass.jpg Colorado School of Mines Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professor Ivar Reimanis has been honored by the American Ceramics Society for exceptional volunteerism and raising the organization’s global profile to new heights, and has been named an ACerS global ambassador. Reimanis was recognized at the 12th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, held May 21-26 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The Global Ambassador Program recognizes ACerS volunteers worldwide who demonstrate exceptional leadership and/or service that benefits the society, its members and the global ceramics and glass community. Reimanis is the Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering, an ACerS fellow and a former director of the society.   Announcement
May
26
2017

Prasad wins Society of Exploration Geophysicists Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal

Professor of Petroleum Engineering Manika Prasad has been named the 2017 recipient of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal, in recognition of her extensive experimental work in rock physics at Colorado School of Mines. The award will be presented at the SEG 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX in September.  According to SEG, the Kauffman Gold Medal is awarded to a person who, in the unanimous opinion of the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors, has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science of geophysical exploration as manifested during the previous five years. Prasad is the director for the Center for Rock Abuse at Mines, which is made up primarily of undergraduate and graduate researchers from the Department of Geophysics.  Announcement
May
01
2017

Prasad named Honorary Member of Geophysical Society of Houston

Manika Prasad, professor of petroleum engineering, was awarded Honorary Membership to the Geophysical Society of Houston for distinguished contributions to the geophysical profession. The Society recognized Prasad’s impacts in rock physics and rock mechanics including:·         Acoustic properties of heavy oils and heavy oil reservoirs·         Contributions to the research produced by the Center for Rock Abuse Fluids Consortium·         Seismic techniques in unconventional shale reservoirs through the OCLASSH Consortium. The award will be presented at a Honors and Awards Banquet on May 4th in Houston. Announcement
Apr
24
2017

Eustes wins ASME Petroleum Division Ross Kastor Award

Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Alfred "Bill" Eustes is the 2017 recipient of the Ross Kastor Educator's Award. Given by the Petroleum Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, this award recognizes dedication to improving engineering and science awareness for students and the enhancement of education for future leaders. The award will be presented at the division's Annual Awards Dinner on May 1, 2017. Announcement
Apr
18
2017

Mines ranked fifth in the nation for return on investment

Colorado School of Mines has been ranked fifth in the nation for return on tuition investment 20 years after graduation in the PayScale 2017 College ROI Report.PayScale pegged the 20-year net return on investment for Mines graduates at $883,000 by calculating the difference between 20 years of median pay for a bachelor's degree holder and 24 years of media pay for a high school graduate, minus four years of in-state tuition totaling $123,000.Mines students paying out-of-state tuition of $188,000 over four years can still expect a 20-year net ROI of $818,000, good for 11th in the country.Mines was topped only by the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Harvey Mudd College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and SUNY - Maritime College in the rankings.Colorado School of Mines was recently ranked number one in Colorado in value for the second straight year, and 13th in the nation, by financial technology company Smart Asset. A recent study by Business First ranked Mines as the 18th best public college in the country and the best in the state. Announcement
Apr
10
2017

Engineering physics student awarded American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado scholarship

Colorado School of Mines engineering physics student Katherine Schneider has been awarded a $3,000 scholarship by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado. Schneider received the Sandy Donnel Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes an engineering student for outstanding community service. Schneider has been involved in the Boy Scouts of America Western Region and tutors and mentors K-12 students. The scholarship was established in 2015 to honor ACEC Colorado’s executive director of 25 year Announcement
Feb
17
2017

Fleckenstein selected as SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2018

  Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering Will Fleckenstein has been selected as the Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-2018 season.    “I’m deeply honored and humbled to be chosen as a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-18 season,” said Fleckenstein.  “I look forward to the opportunity to give my talk to diverse audiences in the US and around the world about the sustainability of unconventional development in the context of protecting aquifers from subsurface contamination. I anticipate robust and spirited discussions after my lecture with both those that support development and those that are skeptical.”    Fleckenstein’s talk is titled “Shale Development – Does Cheap Energy Really Mean Flaming Tap Water?”. The lecture will examine the risk of contamination of aquifers through well-bores, primarily based on a comprehensive three-year study funded by the National Science Foundation. Shale development in the US has been ongoing for at least the last decade, and many lessons can be learned from the US experience to help prevent air emissions and aquifer contamination in future developments around the world.    The SPE Distinguished Lecturer program was created in 1961. Each year, the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Committee selects a group of professionals from various disciplines, nominated by their peers, to share their knowledge and expertise with SPE members through visits to SPE sections worldwide. More than 450 presentations are offered each year, and each section can receive up to three lectures per year.   Contact: Agata Bogucka, Communications Manager, College of Earth Resource Sciences & Engineering | 303-384-2657 | abogucka@mines.edu   Announcement

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