Grizzly Creek Fire could impact Glenwood Canyon, Colorado River long after it's contained, experts say

Paul Santi, a professor of geology at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, said the burning of vegetation through the steep, cavernous canyon could lead to more rainfall runoff and rockfalls, in an area where falling rock is already a frequent hazard.
August 19, 2020

The Commodities Note: Fall in US gas flaring gives cause for optimism

"In the past 12 months, gas flaring in the US has actually declined by 70 per cent, according to numbers provided by the Earth Observation Group at the Payne Institute for Public Policy," co-wrote Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute.
August 11, 2020

Miners need more engineers to meet new tailings dam safety standard

“Most companies are realizing that there is a skills gap, because you have senior people moving out and not enough younger people moving in,” said mining engineering professor Priscilla Nelson, who is setting up a new tailings program at the Colorado ....
August 5, 2020

Many hoped the Gold King Mine spill would bring change. Five years later, they’re still waiting.

Linda Figueroa, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines whose area of focus includes abandoned mines, remembers advocating for action in the wake of the Gold King spill. She kept running into bureaucratic ....
August 5, 2020

Basalt-based nonprofit helps facilitate national solutions during COVID-19 crisis

Noah Mostow, project leader and an advanced manufacturing masters student at Colorado School of Mines, is working closely with the rest of “Team Connected Cruiser” to perfect the patrol car laptop mount prototype, using feedback and patrol car ....
July 20, 2020

Below the surface: Companies turn to drones to explore Colorado's depths

"Drones are getting bigger and they are going to play a major part in the mining industry. I do see myself using tools like these drones and other modern technology to make mining safer and more cost effective," said Michael Carlson, a junior at ....
July 17, 2020

Artificial Lights Tell the Story of the Pandemic

Christopher Elvidge, a researcher who specializes in nighttime observations of light sources at the Colorado School of Mines, found similar effects in the U.S.
July 8, 2020

Colorado Universities Working With International Students To Remain Enrolled This Fall

“We’ve been working for several months now to think about what our fall is going to look like,” said Richard Holz, provost at the Colorado School of Mines. “International students are incredibly important to all of higher education but especially to ....
July 8, 2020

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different.
July 7, 2020

NASA’s Hunt for Lunar Water Intensifies

So far all the signals and measurements gathered from remote-sensing probes constitute only a preliminary indication of the existence of water on the moon, says Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of ....
June 24, 2020

College students develop cost-effective plan to keep Gillette Flats Spring open

“People would be coming up with a trailer with a whole bunch of big tanks on it and a motorized pump and people could possibly be leaving with anywhere around 500 gallons at a time,” Colorado School of Mines student Dodd Weyandt said.
June 22, 2020

College students find $564 solution to the million-dollar problem with Gillette Flats spring in Teller County

Two sophomores at the Colorado School of Mines designed a $564 system to allow an unclaimed but locally beloved artesian spring in Teller County to remain open.
June 11, 2020