Biden Cracks Down on Chinese Electric Vehicles

This appears to be part of the wider ongoing trade war between the US and China,” wrote Morgan Bazilian, the director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of the Mines, in an email to Foreign Policy, while noting that the Biden ....
March 1, 2024

Taking the stand: For scientists, going to court as an expert witness brings risks and rewards

In some cases, serving as an expert witness can be professionally rewarding, says Christopher Higgins, an environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines who has testified about the sources of contaminants in water. “It’s a great way to see ....
February 29, 2024

Geologic hydrogen is having a moment

The Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey have launched a program backed by corporate heavyweights to explore the potential of geologic hydrogen.
February 27, 2024

Putin is Stronger Than Ever—Why?

Trump's disparaging of NATO, which has included urging last month Russia to attack its members that do not meet a 2 percent minimum spending requirement, has also played into Putin's hands, said U.S.-Russian relations expert Ken Osgood, history ....
February 22, 2024

Golden’s Ore Cart ridership ‘exceeds expectations’ in first six months

“With the popularity of (the Ore Carts), I think it is here to stay and has a good shot at long-term viability for the Mines and Golden community,” said Jason Slowinski, Mines’ associate vice president of infrastructure & operations.
February 22, 2024

Geologists signal start of hydrogen energy ‘gold rush’

But Mengli Zhang of the Colorado School of Mines said tapping natural hydrogen — also known as geologic or gold hydrogen — would be cleaner and cheaper than blue or green hydrogen. “A gold rush for gold hydrogen is coming,” she told the conference.
February 18, 2024

There's an asteroid out there worth $100,000 quadrillion. Why haven't we mined it?

Any progress toward asteroid mining will likely come from the private sector, said Kevin Cannon, an assistant professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines' Space Resources Program. But there's at least one potential ....
February 16, 2024

Gore-Tex maker polluted some Marylanders’ drinking water with ‘forever chemicals,’ officials say. The question is how many.

Chris Higgins, University Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was quoted in this article about PFAS contamination stemming from the W.L. Gore plant in Maryland.
February 15, 2024

Moon mission: will a private firm finally land a craft on the lunar surface?

“We’re going to get there, with smaller and newer companies building US spacecraft,” says Christopher Dreyer, a mechanical engineer at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden who develops lunar-exploration technologies. But “they’re going to make ....
February 13, 2024

Wrong Ideas about Teacher Pay, Happiness May Keep Students from the Profession

Those are some of the positive narratives that policymakers need to amplify and repeat if they want to convince more young people to go into teaching, according to Get the Facts Out, a partnership between the Colorado School of Mines and six national ....
February 13, 2024

2 Colorado entities net $2.4M in federal funds for hydrogen study

Out of 16 projects funded as part of this program, two hail from Colorado. Colorado School of Mines in Golden is set to receive $1.5 million and Denver-based clean energy startup Koloma will get $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.
February 12, 2024

Mines celebrates 150th anniversary, opens Labriola Innovation District

Despite being one of the oldest universities in the state, Colorado School of Mines has a fresh look.
February 12, 2024