How Colorado’s oil and gas industry helps and hurts the economy

“Colorado really is leading the way in trying to have responsible development, as opposed to no development,” said Ian Lange, an economics professor at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 30, 2023

Opinion: The need for balance in the regulation of the oil and natural gas industry

Jennifer Miskimins, professor and head of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and Jim Crompton, professor of practice of petroleum engineering, authored this opinion piece on how collaboration is the key to getting the right balance between ....
August 29, 2023

Behind the scenes of the TallWood shake table test at UC San Diego

Shiling Pei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and a principal investigator on the project, says the building uses a combination of innovative design elements to ....
August 28, 2023

Colorado banned legacy admissions at its public colleges. Two years later, the impact is unclear

The test-optional change allowed Mines to signal to students that admissions offices want to know more about the whole student, not just a test, said Jen Gagne, interim executive director of admissions. She added that she wants students to know that ....
August 25, 2023

A Guide to STEM Majors: Science, technology, engineering and math fields have many degree options and can lead to promising careers

"The STEM fields continue to be in high demand, leading to strong, positive outcomes," says Wendy Winter-Searcy, director of the career center at Colorado School of Mines.
August 25, 2023

Faster permits alone won't build a U.S. clean-energy supply chain

Morgan Bazilian and Simon Lomax of the Payne Institute for Public Policy co-wrote this opinion piece with Dartmouth's Elizabeth Wilson about the importance of grassroots support for U.S. mining projects.
August 25, 2023

Low-Level Helicopter Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Southwestern Colorado

The new geophysical data, along with geologic mapping by the Colorado Geological Survey and USGS, will be combined to develop high-resolution three-dimensional representations of bedrock composition and structure to depths more than 3,280 feet (1 ....
August 24, 2023

Colorado School of Mines freshmen march up Mount Zion in century-old tradition

The freshmen at Colorado School of Mines might be a little sore walking to class on their first day of school Monday. As part of an initiation tradition spanning more than a century, first-year students completed the M Climb on Friday, officially ....
August 21, 2023

This Friday Good News is brought to you by the letter M

Next with Kyle Clark asks the same question every Friday: What's your good news? Today we asked in Golden, at the Colorado School of Mines' traditional M Climb.
August 18, 2023

Two years after Colorado banned legacy admissions, the state’s public colleges and universities say the only real change is perception

“Legacies are still very much welcome,” said Jen Gagne, interim executive director of admissions for the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. “But the big thing is we don’t want students who don’t have those family connections thinking like ‘Oh it’s ....
August 18, 2023

Big Oil’s Talent Crisis: High Salaries Are No Longer Enough

Jennifer Miskimins, head of the petroleum engineering department at Colorado School of Mines, said Gregg’s graduating class is benefiting from a pickup in oil-industry hiring and many have gotten good internships. “They’re a hot commodity,” she said ....
August 6, 2023

Tackling the STEM Skills Gap in 3 Weeks

Justin Shaffer, teaching professor of chemical and biological engineering, and John Spear, professor of civil and environmental engineering, wrote this opinion piece about the first Field Session for Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering.
August 2, 2023