Announcements

Jan
10
2017

Lange receives Department of Energy grant

Dr. Ian Lange, assistant professor with the Division of Economics and Business and director of the Mineral and Energy Economics program, was awarded funding from the Department of Energy in conjunction with Resources for the Future to study the impact of federal coal leasing policy on (non-federal) Eastern coal mine operations. The proposed project will determine whether existing coal mines close prematurely due to leasing and permitting factors for new mines. The analysis will compare mines located on different land tenure (federal, state, and private), with differential access to power plants (minemouth, competition from other basins), and under different economic conditions (price of substitute fuels, number of plant retirements). A number of measures of mine health will be utilized (productivity, current recoverable reserves, proxies for investments made) as indicators for the economic health of the mine which are tied to closing decisions. Announcement
Jan
05
2017

Materials science PhD student receives Goldstein Scholar Award

John Mangum, a PhD candidate in materials science, has been awarded the Goldstein Scholar Award, which will help fund his travel to North Carolina State University to study Ti valence states at atomic scale using electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The award, sponsored by the Meteoritical Society and Springer, seeks to promote career advancement for early career members of the Microanalysis Society, increase interactions of junior and established microanalysts, and advance microanalysis measurements. Mangum is advised by Brian Gorman, associate professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and is a member of the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics. Announcement
Dec
20
2016

Enders named 2016 recipient of SEG Ralph W. Marsden Award

Interim Department Head in Geology and Geological Engineering M. Stephen Enders has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Ralph W. Marsden Award by the Society of Economic Geologists. This award recognizes significant volunteer contributions to the Society, of which Enders has been a member for 35 years.  Enders received his bachelor's degree from Colorado School of Mines, going on to receive master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Arizona. After over 35 years working in the industry, Enders returned to Mines in 2009 to join the Department of Mining Engineering as a research professor. He was named Interim Department Head of Geology and Geological Engineering in 2016. His numerous leadership experience within SEG includes: President of the SEG Foundation in 2007, President of the Society in 2011, International Exchange Lecturer in 2007 and Fundraising Chairman for the SEG 2016 Conference in Cesme, Turkey. He is currently an SEG Honorary Lecturer and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the SEG 2018 Conference to be held in Keystone, Colorado.   The Ralph. W. Marsden award will be presented to Enders at the 2017 SEG Conference, to be held in Beijing, China September 17-20, 2017. Announcement
Dec
04
2016

Miller named 2017 recipient of AIME-SME Mineral Industry Education Award

Hugh Miller, an associate prrofessor in the Department of Mining Engineering, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the AIME-SME Mineral Industry Education Award by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the advancement of mineral industry education, and will be presented at the SME 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado on February 22, 2017. Miller received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Colorado School of Mines, going on to work in the industry for 13 years. Prior to joining the Mines faculty in 2005, Miller spent 6 years teaching at the University of Arizona, having held several leadership roles. He was elected as an SME Distinguished Member in 2012, and currently teaches and conducts research in areas related to project feasibility/valuation, mine design and operations, occupational safety & health, waterjet technology, and excavation engineering. Announcement
Nov
04
2016

Snieder named SEG Outstanding Educator for 2016

Interim Department Head for the Department of Geophysics Roel Snieder has been named 2016 Outstanding Educator by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The Outstanding Educator Award honors individuals for excellence in geophysics education and is awarded to a person who merits such recognition based on educational qualities and contributions that may include: outstanding contributions in teaching of geophysics classes at any educational level; impact on education programs by commitment to excellence in geophysics education; special dedication to advising, supervising and mentoring students; providing extraordinary inspiration to the next generation of geophysics professionals.   Snieder was presented with the award on Oct. 18 during the 2016 SEG Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. SEG President John Bradford presents Roel Snieder with the Outstanding Educator Award at the 2016 annual meeting. From the SEG website: Snieder is the W. M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Basic Exploration Science at Colorado School of Mines. Snieder has been committed over the past decade to using his talents to educate students and the public. He lectures to not only students in universities but also to representatives of local companies, international industry, public clubs, societies, schools, and other public forums on issues concerning the art of science, future energy portfolios, and how the public can interact and engage to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.   Read more about Snieder here.   The SEG is the international society of applied geophysics and a not-for-profit organization which aims to promote the science of geophysics as well as the education of applied geophysicists.     Contact: Agata Bogucka, Communications Manager, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering | 303-384-2657 | abogucka@mines.edu   Announcement
Oct
20
2016

ME faculty win NSF grant for acquisition of E-XPS

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Steven DeCaluwe has been awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation for acquisition of an Environmental X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy instrument to establish a unique regional facility for exploring behavior of material surfaces in operating and/or reactive environments. The instrument will also be used for training in advanced measurements. This device will enable unparalleled insights at Mines and collaborating institutions across the Rocky Mountain region in a diverse array of material-dependent technologies and scientific fields, including energy storage and conversion, catalyst development, geological interfaces, thin-films, and chemical separation.   Announcement
Oct
07
2016

PhD candidate wins Best Student Paper at International Pipeline Conference

Taylor Jacobs, a PhD candidate in metallurgical and materials engineering, won the award for Best Student Paper at the International Pipeline Conference, held Sept. 26 to 30 in Calgary, Canada. Jacobs, a student in the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, came in second for Best Student Poster Presentation and was nominated for Best Paper for the entire conference. More than 300 papers were presented at the conference. Both his paper and presentation were titled "The Short and Long Term Effects of Elevated Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Line Pipe Steels." The International Pipeline Conference is organized by volunteers representing international energy corporations, energy and pipeline associations and regulatory agencies. Announcement
Oct
06
2016

MME's Anderson named to University of Idaho Academy of Engineers

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professor Corby Anderson has been named to the Academy of Engineers of the University of Idaho, where he earned his PhD in mining engineering and metallurgy. The academy seeks to honor eminent engineers who are alumni of the University of Idaho or otherwise deeply connected to Idaho's strong legacy of global engineering impact. It recognizes individuals "for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education and service to the profession and society." Anderson also holds a bachelor's in chemical engineering from Montana State University and a master's in metallurgical engineering from Montana Tech. He is an expert in the fields of extractive metallurgy, mineral processing, waste minimization and recycling, and a member of the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy. He also serves as the Harrison-Western Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. READ MORE Announcement
Sep
22
2016

Mines Material Advantage Chapter named Chapter of Excellence

The Colorado School of Mines Material Advantage Chapter has been named a Chapter of Excellence for 2015-2016 and will be recognized at Materials Science and Technology 16, a technical meeting and exhibition, this October in Salt Lake City. The Mines chapter received the Most Outstanding Chapter Award in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. Chapters are judged on programming, career development, service, social activities and chapter management. The Material Advantage program provides undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and engineering programs with memberships to four organizations at a lower cost: The American Ceramic Society, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, ASM International, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. The Mines Material Advantage Chapter is advised by Teaching Professor Gerald Bourne and Associate Professor Kip Findley, both of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department.  Announcement
Aug
30
2016

Mines sisters interviewed during Forbes Forum Powerful Women Leadership 3.0

  Mines sisters Micaela and Michelle Pedrazas, both geophysical engineering students and Shultz scholars in Humanitarian Engineering, were interviewed during the Forbes Forum Powerful Women Leadership 3.0 on Aug. 25 in Panama City. They were featured under the title: Power of the Millennials, Latin women that succeed in the U.S. The conference aimed to transform ideas and experiences into better practices of empowerment for women and men and addressed how we can integrate (and multiply) women as agents of change. #MujeresPoderosas   Announcement

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