Announcements

Jun
21
2016

Pei receives 2016 USFS Wood Innovation Award

Assistant Professor Shiling Pei received the 2016 Wood Innovation Award from the USDA Forest Service for his project, "Expanding Cross Laminated Timber Market through Building Moisture Monitoring and Improved Modeling." The three-year project will receive a grant of $249,996 from the Forest Service to collect data on cross laminated timber (CLT) building mositure performance and modeling. Pei is the grant's Principal Investigator (PI), and Assistant Professor Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco (ME) is the co-PI. They will be conducting on-site monitoring of CLT building projects in different climate zones of the U.S. using wireless sensors. The project will also utilize laboratory testing characterization and state-of-the-art numerical modeling methods to overcome the knowledge gap in CLT building moisture performance and help boost confidence in building more large commercial CLT buildings in the U.S.   Announcement
Jun
21
2016

Mines researchers co-edit, contibute to volume of Society of Economic Geologists

Scientists studying rare earth and critical elements now have a solid foundation for future research, as detailed in a special volume of the Society of Economic Geologists. This review volume, featuring several papers authored and co-authored by scientists at the Colorado School of Mines, provides a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge for rare earth and critical elements in ore deposits.” The volume has been co-edited by Geology and Geological Engineering Professor Murray Hitzman, Charles Fogarty Chair in Economic Geology in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Thomas Monecke, economic geology associate professor, conducted the first detailed minor element endowment of modern sea-floor massive sulfides and compared these to deposits hosted in ancient volcanic successions. Research faculty members David Leach, Richard Goldfarb and Karen Kelley contributed to chapters reviewing the critical elements in sediment-hosted deposits, epithermala and orogenic deposits. The volume is available through the online bookshop of the Society of Economic Geologists. Announcement
Jun
17
2016

University Emeritus Professor of Physics to present at International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

Ed Cecil, University Emeritus Professor of Physics, will be presenting an invited talk of his work at a conference of lost alpha particle diagnostics from high temperature fusion plasmas at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Provence, France on June 27. Announcement
Jun
08
2016

Ganesh receives $116K research award from NREL

Applied Mathematics and Statistics Professor Mahadevan Ganesh has received a nearly $117K research award from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support his research program. This award titled "High Performance Computing and Power-aware Application Performance." Ganesh has also been appointed as a Visiting Professorial Fellow (lasting from 2016-2019) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Announcement
May
31
2016

Richards receives 2016 Colorado Section Research Award from American Chemical Society

Chemistry Professor Ryan Richards has been chosen to receive the 2016 Colorado Section Research Award of the American Chemical Society. The award, started in 1967, is given annually to a Colorado chemist with an extensive and impactful career in chemistry. It is the highest honor the Colorado Section of the ACS can bestow. Richards will receive a medallion engraved with his name, and will present an award lecture at Mines early next year. Richards was named an ACS Fellow in 2014. His research explores the interface of nanoscale materials and catalysis, including developing new methods to prepare nanostructured materials and control their chemical and physical properties. Richards is also associate vice president for research and technology transfer and has served as director of the interdisciplinary graduate program in materials science. He has taught at Mines since 2007. He holds a PhD in inorganic chemistry from Kansas State University, an MS in organic chemistry from Central Michigan University, and a BS in forensic science and BA in chemistry from Michigan State University. Announcement
May
09
2016

National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security designates Mines as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Colorado School of Mines as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2021. The citation notes Mines’ “ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.” Assistant Professor Chuan Yue (EECS) led the process to acquire this distinction. Announcement
May
09
2016

Zhu selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Qin Zhu, a postdoctoral research associate in the Ethics Across Campus Program and the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines. The 25 scholars selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,300 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses. The approximately 521 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 91,175 American students the following year.  Announcement
May
02
2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Faculty Forum awardees

Promotion and Tenure Awards/CERSE David Benson (Geology and Geological Engineering): Promotion to Professor Joseph Horan (Liberal Arts and International Studies): Promotion to Teaching Associate Professor Yaoguo Li (Geophysics): Promotion to Professor Manika Prasad (Petroleum Engineering): Promotion to Professor Kamini Singha (Geology and Geological Engineering): Promotion to Professor  Promotion and Tenure Awards/CASE Gerald Bourne (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering): Promotion to Teaching Professor Alan Sellinger (Chemistry and Geochemistry): Tenure Lawrence Wincke (Physics): Promotion to Professor Ning Wu (Chemical & Biological Engineering): Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Promotion and Tenure Awards/CECS Jenifer Blacklock (Mechanical Engineering):  Promotion to Teaching Professor Greg Bogin (Mechanical Engineering):  Promotion to Associate Professor Tzahi Cath (Civil and Environmental Engineering):  Promotion to Professor Linda Figueroa (Civil and Environmental Engineering):  Promotion to Professor Amanda Hering (Applied Mathematics and Statistics) Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure Jason Porter (Mechanical Engineering):  Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure CSM Teaching Award for a member of the Teaching Faculty Cynthia Rader, Teaching Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CSM Teaching Award for a member of the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Amanda Hering, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics Alfred E. Jenni Faculty Fellowship John Persichetti, Teaching Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Kip Findley, Associate Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Dean’s Excellence Award Carolyn Koh, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Junior Research Award Erik Toberer, Assistant Professor, Physics  Senior Research Award Robert J. Kee, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering  Outstanding Faculty Awards CBEN - Tracy Gardner CHGN - Brian Trewyn CEEN - Jeff Holley EECS - Stephanie Claussen EBGN - John Stermole EPICS - Leslie Light GEGN - Richard Wendlant GPGN - Terry Young LAIS - Toni Lefton MATH - Paul Constantine MME - Corby Anderson ME - Robert Amaro MNGN - Hugh Miller PEGN - Elio Dean PHGN - Chuck Stone See more event photos here. Announcement
Apr
26
2016

Research assistant professor published in Physical Review E

“Dynamics of spherical distributions of charge with small internal dipolar motion,” by Research Assistant Professor David Flammer (PH), was recently published in Physical Review E. Announcement
Apr
18
2016

Mines Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter attends Regional Leadership Development Conference

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers CSM Chapter traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 7-10 for the annual Regional Leadership Development Conference. At the final gala event CSM SHPE was honored as the SHPE Regional Chapter of the Year based on their National Reporting Program report scores. The reports measure the relative success of each chapter through Professional Development, Leadership Development, Academic Development, Outreach Development, and Chapter Development. Due to their outstanding scores, CSM SHPE will receive two free registrations for next year’s RLDC. Also, because of the regional recognition, CSM SHPE will have the chance to be recognized as National Chapter of the Year at the National Conference in Seattle in November. (Pictured, back row: Edward Huss, Craig Evangelista, Cinthya Lopez, Hunter Chase. Front row: Brooke Kelly, Giovanna Mendoza.) Announcement

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