Mines researchers developing rover to excavate and transport ice on the moon

The Mines team partnered with a local aerospace company to compete for $1.5 million in funding from NASA that they would use to continue development of the rover.
September 11, 2023

U.S. bets it can drill for climate-friendly hydrogen—just like oil

The ARPA-E funding “will be the largest single investment in R&D of this nature worldwide,” says Yaoguo Li, a geophysicist at the Colorado School of Mines who plans to apply to the program. “It’s so new, a lot of other agencies and other countries ....
September 7, 2023

New Arizona mines unearth new conflicts: resist climate change or protect fragile landscapes?

These are common reactions in communities across the West, where residents remember the days of played-out mines that were abandoned and then poisoned local waters, and where residents place the local environment over global concerns, said energy ....
September 7, 2023

Rocks and mineral collection discovered at Mines

The Colorado School of Mines have some geologists losing their minds with their recent find.
September 6, 2023

Will Mining the Moon and Asteroids Be Worth the Trouble?

“The very first meeting in which resources from the Moon were discussed seriously, not just at a science fiction level, was in November of 1962,” Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Space Resources Program at Colorado School of Mines, told Gizmodo on ....
September 5, 2023

AI in education: How Colorado universities, colleges will handle ChatGPT this fall

Richard C. Holz, the provost of Colorado School of Mines, agrees. “AI and digital literacies are fundamental skills that students will need in their respective fields and as public citizens and consumers for the rest of their lives,” he said in an ....
September 5, 2023

Why there's a rush to explore the Moon's enigmatic South Pole

"The simplest way to mine it is to dig up the icy soil and put it in some kind of oven to sublimate the ice," says Kevin Cannon, an assistant professor in geology at the Colorado School of Mines in the US.
August 30, 2023

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