Mines to receive Alpha Foundation grant for mine safety research

GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 30, 2013 – The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health has announced approximately $10 million in research grant awards towards fulfilling its vision of enabling miners to be free of work-related injury and disease in the near future.

Colorado School of Mines will receive research funding for two projects, “Numerical Modeling Methodologies for Assessing Burst Potential in Coal Mines” and “Development of a New Rock Dust Sampling Instrument.”

In January of 2013 the Foundation issued a call for concept papers, which resulted in 160 submissions. Following an initial phase of review, a number of the concept papers were selected for development into full research proposals. Sixteen of the full research proposals were then approved for funding by the Foundation’s Board of Directors who each individually represent years of research expertise in mine safety and health.

For more information and to see the full list of recipients, visit the Alpha Foundation website.


Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3541 / kgilbert@mines.edu
Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3088 / kmorton@mines.edu