Student Achievements



Orediggers Excel in the Classroom

Colorado School of Mines continued to establish itself as NCAA Division II's premier academic institution in 2015-16, matching its athletic success with historic academic achievement.

PhD students earn fellowships to work at national labs

Three Mines students have been awarded fellowships to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a Department of Energy laboratory, with access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available there.

PhD student awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student Chelsea Panos has received a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF), which provides each recipient with a $34,000 annual stipend for three years, plus a $12,000 cost of education allowance and opportunities for international research and professional development.

PhD student receives Energy Department's Nuclear Energy University Program award

An incoming PhD student in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program has been awarded a $155,000 fellowship by the Nuclear University Program of the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate more effective ways of storing and combining energy from various sources.

Mines student to compete in Miss Colorado competition

Mines student Paige Bowling is one of 22 women running for the title of Miss Colorado June 9-11. She is pursuing degrees in chemical and biochemical engineering, and biochemistry. Bowling chose the competition as a way to raise scholarship funds for the extra year she will be attending Mines to complete both degrees.

Interdisciplinary students win analytics challenge

Colorado School of Mines won first place in the University of Denver’s Analytics Challenge in March 2016. Sponsored by Daniels College of Business, the competition centered on finding insights from two large data sets about Denver crime over the previous five years.

Ten student teams advance in Mining Innovation Challenge

The Mines Mining Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation, kicked off on January 23 with a full-day workshop. After a full morning of industry experts talking about current practices and the future of the mining industry, teams of students had the afternoon to develop new ways to make the mine of the future safer, more profitable, energy efficient and environmentally sound. 

Mines master’s student wins top prize at SPE Rocky Mountain Student Symposium and Paper Contest

Students from the Colorado School of Mines Department of Petroleum Engineering participated in the 2016 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Rocky Mountain Student Symposium & Paper Contest recently hosted by Montana Tech University.

Mines students compete in Schulich International Case Competition

A team of four Mines graduate students competed in the final round of the 2016 Schulich International Case Competition at the Schulich School of Business on March 5-6 in Toronto, Canada. The competition was framed around providing innovative ideas for the mining industry.

Mines students named University Innovation Fellows by NSF-Funded Epicenter

Six Colorado School of Mines students have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Mallory Britz, Trevor Clevenger, Daniel Dickason, Tara Maestas, Asya Sergoyan, and Nicholas Yuan recently completed training in this national program that “empowers students to become agents of change at their schools.”

Mines grad student writes book to expose girls to STEM

Geology graduate student Rania Eldam started brainstorming the idea for a children’s book two years ago at an Association for Women Geoscientists meeting.