A soil sample near Rocky Flats had 5 times the cleanup standard for plutonium. Here's why you shouldn't freak out.

A picocurie is a unit that measures radio active decay, according to Dr. Mark Jensen, a chemistry professor at the Colorado School of Mines and university chair of nuclear science and engineering.
August 20, 2019

School Of Mines Freshmen Tackle ‘M Climb’ Tradition

More than 1,000 incoming freshmen at Colorado School of Mines woke up early on Friday to conquer the much-anticipated “M Climb.” The climb is a tradition to mark the start of the fall semester.
August 17, 2019

What we learned from one of the worst failed fracking experiments in Colorado

“This was pretty much an oddity. I think the most useful lesson that came out of it was: Don’t do it again,” said Jennifer Miskimins , interim department head for petroleum engineering at Colorado School Mines.
August 14, 2019

Recent UA study confirms groundwater pumping is drying up Arizona rivers

Laura Condon, assistant professor of hydrology and atmospheric sciences at University of Arizona, worked with hydrology professor Reed Maxwell from the Colorado School of Mines on an article published in Science Advances.
July 21, 2019

What type of land is under US 36?

The ground underneath the section of US 36 that collapsed after a crack appeared on the highway late last week is comprised of a rock unit known as the Arapahoe Formation. That's according to Matt Morgan, senior research geologist at the Colorado ....
July 16, 2019

Mission to rare metal asteroid could spark space mining boom

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, said he’s eager to see what the close-up look at Psyche will reveal about metal asteroids, which are relatively rare in the solar system.
July 10, 2019

This company is America's best chance to loosen China's grip on rare earths

"Mining and concentration is actually one of the easier steps," said Roderick Eggert, an economics professor at Colorado School of Mines. "The real challenge is actually downstream in separations."
July 3, 2019

Farmers Are Losing Everything After “Forever Chemicals” Turned Up In Their Food

Ultimately, any potential health risks from consuming the tainted food would depend on how much a person ate and how frequently, Christopher Higgins, a civil engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines, told BuzzFeed News by email.
July 2, 2019

Want to work in the stars? Here are six future space jobs you could hold

“You need people from all sorts of different disciplines,” Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources and Research Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, told Digital Trends.
June 22, 2019

How To Fix Higher Education: Seven Keys

Colorado School of Mines is a 145-year-old school with an updated mission focused on Earth, Energy and Environment with a new commitment to engaging students in active learning and doing good in the world.
June 20, 2019

Groundwater Pumping Diminishes Streams Across The Country, Study Finds

“If you pump near a stream you’re going to change the amount of water that flows through the stream, because some of that stream water is going to basically get pulled to the well instead of flowing down the stream,” said Reed Maxwell, hydrologist at ....
June 19, 2019

Go behind the scenes as Adam Savage tests an Iron Man suit that really flies

For Savage Builds, his new eight-part series focused on extreme engineering, Savage recruited a team from the science-focused Colorado School of Mines to build him an Iron Man suit made largely from 3D-printed titanium.
June 17, 2019