10-story tower will be severely shaken on UCSD quake table to test mettle of tall wood buildings

"We’re trying to see if we can construct mass timber buildings that would be resilient in high seismic zones,” said Shiling Pei, an associate professor of civil engineering at Mines and the project’s co-director.
December 1, 2022

Even University Presidents Lose Their Minds When Their Teens Apply to College

Richard Holz filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the Fafsa, for his two daughters. Like many parents, he found the process baffling. “It’s like they want to know your shoe size,” says Dr. Holz. “They want to know so much ....
November 29, 2022

How a pandemic PhD peer network group stood the test of time

Jillian Collins, a PhD candidate in chemical engineering, wrote this piece about the value of regular virtual meetings with peers from across the United States.
November 25, 2022

Uncertainties about climate compensation fund trigger skepticism

“A loss and damage fund has been established and that’s important on its own, but it’s an empty vessel,” Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines, told The Hill.
November 22, 2022

VERIFY: Highest heating bills in years, U.S. Energy agency predicts

"In 2019, you couldn't export as much natural gas because physically it was impossible," said Ian Lange, director of the Mineral and Energy Economics Program at Colorado School of Mines. "You need to liquefy it, and you know, so you need to freeze it ....
November 15, 2022

Geologists remember 1882 earthquake known as Colorado's Big One

“It knocked out power here in Denver. Knocked the generators right off of their seating,” said Matt Morgan, Director of the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS).
November 12, 2022

We Asked a Very Smart Metallurgist All of Our Very Stupid Questions About the Vibranium in ‘Wakanda Forever'

And so, we reached out to renowned metallurgist Suveen Mathaudhu from the Colorado School of Mines. He has actually done some consulting work for Marvel — to say nothing of how he proved Neil deGrasse Tyson wrong on the weight of Thor’s hammer.
November 11, 2022

Climate bill boosts Biden’s credibility at COP27 as countries look to US to deliver

Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines, said that despite the U.N. conference, for many countries, climate change is taking a back seat to energy security.
November 10, 2022

Russia's Election Interference Went as Well as Their War in Ukraine

Elizabeth Van Wie Davis, author of Shadow Warfare: Cyberwar Policy in the United States, Russia, and China, said that ever since Prigozhin was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in 2018, along with 13 Russian companies, Moscow's interference in the U.S ....
November 10, 2022

EPA mandate means Coloradans could pay more at the pump

The additional processing needed to make reformulated gas is what drives up the cost, according to Colorado School Mines professor John Jechura. He also believes that one of the biggest challenges is the state’s fuel market.
November 9, 2022

The risk for earthquakes in Colorado is low but still there

Colorado has between 50 and 70 earthquakes every year, said Matt Morgan, Colorado state geologist and director of the Colorado Geological Survey. Monday was the 140th anniversary of the largest quake to ever hit Colorado.
November 7, 2022

Why the Feared Wave of Solar Panel Waste May Be Smaller and Arrive Later Than We Expected

“Don’t panic,” said Heather Mirletz at the Colorado School of Mines, lead author of a recent paper that challenges several assumptions about what could happen when today’s generation of solar panels near retirement age.
November 3, 2022