Agricultural water contaminated with “forever chemicals” could taint produce, Colorado study finds

The study, published last week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, shows that “we really need to not ignore this potential exposure,” said Juliane Brown, lead author and an environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate at the School of ....
November 23, 2020

Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?

Last summer, distressed by police officers’ treatment of protesters in Denver, two Colorado roboticists — Tom Williams, of the Colorado School of Mines and Kerstin Haring, of the University of Denver — started drafting “No Justice, No Robots.”
November 22, 2020

Girls Scouts across Colorado explored STEM from home

As many as 200 Girl Scouts from across Colorado participated in Girl Scout Engineering Day with the Society of Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines this November.
November 22, 2020

Moon May Hold Billions of Tons of Subterranean Ice at Its Poles

“We looked at the entire time history of ice deposition on the Moon,” said Kevin Cannon, a planetary scientist at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and lead author of the new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters.
November 20, 2020

Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem

“It’s not surprising at all that as you get [dirt] that’s more and more accurate, closer to Mars, that it gets harder and harder for plants to grow in it,” says planetary scientist Kevin Cannon of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., who ....
November 18, 2020

What makes this Colorado volcano a 'moderate' threat?

If Dotsero were to blow in our lifetime, “it would be like if Mount St. Helens went off in our state,” says Christian Shorey, assistant department head of geology at Colorado School of Mines.
November 2, 2020

Toxic synthetic 'forever chemicals' are in our water and on our plates

“There are two main ways that PFAS can be present in food,” says Christopher Higgins, a PFAS researcher and environmental chemist at the Colorado School of Mines.
November 2, 2020

Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.

Peter Han, chief of staff for Mines’ president and the school’s pandemic incident commander, credited the multiple ventilation experts on campus for helping to ensure classroom transmission is functionally nonexistent.
October 28, 2020

This epic Halloween costume is part of a special School of Mines tradition

The Colorado School of Mines Maker Society created this one-of-a-kind ode to the Little Mermaid as part of their annual Magic Wheelchair Halloween build.
October 27, 2020

New 3D moon models show it might hold up to 15,000 miles of frozen water

Companies like United Launch Alliance, Blue Ocean, and SpaceX “would all be interested in finding sources of fuel” on the Moon, says George Sowers, a professor of space resources at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 27, 2020

Colorado School of Mines students search for Roselawn history

At Roselawn Cemetery, there is a longstanding story that the historic grounds located in the eastern part of Roselawn are home to a mass grave site. Students from the Colorado School of Mines are utilizing ground penetration radar to follow up on ....
October 27, 2020

Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Colorado School of Mines’ Center for Space Resources in Golden, Colo., also flags direct measurements as the most important next step to follow from the new findings.
October 26, 2020