Mars on Earth: What months of simulated astronaut missions taught this scientist

Meet Anastasia Stepanova, a PhD student in space resources at the Colorado School of Mines here in Golden, and a veteran of multiple missions here on Earth that simulate the conditions human crews would experience during spaceflight or long-duration ....
April 21, 2023

A massive cavern beneath a West Antarctic glacier is teeming with life

Scientists would love to know whether that flood actually passed through this cavern. “Connecting this upstream to the lake system would be extremely cool,” says Matthew Siegfried, a glaciologist at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, who ....
April 21, 2023

Starship Launch Ushers In a New Space Economy

“There’s just really not a business case to bring precious metals back to Earth,” George Sowers, a professor in the Space Resources program at the Colorado School of Mines, told me in a recent conversation. Instead, Sowers, and a growing number of ....
April 20, 2023

Our National Security Depends on Intellectual Property

Walter G. Copan, vice president for research and technology transfer at Colorado School of Mines, wrote this opinion piece about the importance of intellectual property rights under the Bayh-Dole Act.
April 19, 2023

Biden’s EV bet is a gamble on critical minerals

“No one … has any idea whether that’s correct or not,” said Morgan Bazilian, public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines.
April 18, 2023

Cleantech startup to commercialize PFAS-destroying method invented at Colorado School of Mines

The researchers found a way to treat PFAS "so they're not 'forever' anymore," said Timothy Strathmann, the lead inventor of the technology and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Mines.
April 17, 2023

Mines students test skills, knowledge in annual cardboard boat races

For months, Colorado School of Mines students have been collecting cardboard — everything from moving boxes and TV boxes to 24-packs of beer and pizza boxes — in preparation for this day.
April 17, 2023

Mines students compete in Cardboard Boat Races

The Colorado School of Mines is celebrating E-Days this weekend.
April 15, 2023

Colorado School of Mines students showcase skills in annual "Engineering Day"

Students who attend the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, showcased their skills and building talents for the annual "Engineering Day."
April 15, 2023

U.S. Wants to Kick Its China Addiction for Critical Minerals

“It’s not at all clear how you go about changing dramatically a global supply chain in practice,” said Morgan Bazilian, the director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines and a former lead energy specialist at the World Bank.
April 14, 2023

Colorado School of Mines researchers patent new process to destroy harmful PFAS "forever chemicals"

"Ultimately that would kind of close the cycle and actually remove PFAS from the environment, and not just transfer it somewhere where it has a chance to escape again in the future," said Timothy Strathmann, a civil and environmental engineering ....
April 13, 2023

Colorado students create new technology to help veterans

Thomas Laing was part of a team of Mines students that helped design a rollerblade prosthetic for a military veteran through Mines' Human-Centered Design Studio.
April 12, 2023