Drinking water for 268,000 Coloradans exceeds new limits on “forever chemicals.” How will providers find millions to fix the water?

In Colorado, state water regulators have a good idea which water systems have PFAS in their drinking water supplies, said Christopher Higgins, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, who is an expert in ....
April 21, 2024

Colorado School of Mines students race in boats made of cardboard

The students built boats made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape as part of the Engineering Days festivities.
April 13, 2024

Here's what Xcel could have done to keep folks safe instead of shutting off power to thousands

On a power grid, power lines have reclosers. “Look at them like an automatic circuit breaker,” said Omid Beik, Colorado School of Mines assistant professor of electrical engineering. “The function of a recloser is to disconnect and automatically ....
April 11, 2024

Hydrogen Tax Credit Rules Must Sync With Biden’s Climate Agenda

Morgan Bazilian, Greg Clough and Simon Lomax of the Payne Institute for Public Policy wrote this opinion piece about the disconnect in U.S. hydrogen policy.
April 10, 2024

The price of copper has been rising. That’s good news for the economy.

“China’s looking better, the U.S. is going gangbusters,” said Ian Lange, director of the Mineral and Energy Economics program at the Colorado School of Mines.
April 10, 2024

Colorado School of Mines students teach next generation of female scientists

The elementary school students making paper parachutes and homemade kaleidoscopes now will — in about 10 years or so — be studying aerospace engineering and nuclear fission. That’s the hope behind programs like Colorado School of Mines’ third annual ....
April 8, 2024

Boom goes uranium in Utah — again

“It's certainly very hot, right,” said Ian Lange, who studies the uranium and nuclear industries as an associate professor of economics and business at the Colorado School of Mines. “Prices are high.”
April 7, 2024

Open for business: Orediggers celebrate new entrepreneurship hub

Colorado School of Mines students can now have their own “ Shark Tank” experience thanks to the campus’ new Beck Venture Center.
April 5, 2024

Colorado university opens $25 million entrepreneurship center

“We’re already starting to get that kind of synergy where the companies come in, the investors come in, companies bring more investors, investors bring more companies, and ... it becomes a place to be for those connections,” Zach Bennett, founding ....
April 3, 2024

Inside the GOP probe of IEA

There's some irony in how, for years, climate activists criticized the institution for allegedly underselling the odds of an energy transition, said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Colorado School of Mines' Payne Institute for Public Policy. The GOP ....
April 3, 2024

Panel of lawmakers considers whether carbon capture holds future in Colorado

Not only is carbon storage necessary for capturing and ridding the air of emissions that either are taken from industrial pipes — or, in the future, will be pulled directly from the air — but it’s been proven effective, said Anna Littlefield ....
April 1, 2024

2 Colorado colleges teaming up for battery challenge

Colorado School of Mines and Arapahoe Community College are teaming up for an EV battery challenge sponsored by global automaker Stellantis.
April 1, 2024