Colorado School of Mines leads Centennial State universities in new US News 'Best Colleges' ranking

[Mines'] average first-year retention rate came in at 92% while several universities on the list turned in first-year retention rates below 50%. “We've been consistently right around that retention rate, even during Covid, which was pretty amazing,” ....
September 12, 2022

FLASHPOINT UKRAINE: How Ukrainians Purchased Military Equipment

Kathleen Hancock, associate professor of humanities, arts and social sciences, discusses the potential impact of Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to cut off natural gas supplies to Europe.
September 9, 2022

The Maine company pioneering ways to remove PFAS

“I don’t think there is a true ‘zero’ concentration that someone can claim. Their claim is limited to the sensitivity of the methods they use to analyze PFAS or any other contaminant. Like other technologies, HALT can degrade PFAS to non-detectable ....
September 6, 2022

High energy prices could threaten European utilities’ ability to keep doing business

“They try to protect against the risk to their company’s profits,” said Morgan Bazilian, a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 6, 2022

Woburn startup wants to steer the steel industry away from coal

John Speer, director of the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center at the Colorado School of Mines, says that activity in the sector includes not only startups working on new technologies, but also bigger companies exploring new ....
August 29, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act’s modest impact on oil and gas

Brad Handler, program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy, and Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute, wrote this op-ed about the items related to the future of the oil and gas industry included in the Inflation Reduction Act.
August 22, 2022

CSM students introduced to community through Oregivers Service Project

On Aug. 21, the South Intramural Fields at Colorado School of Mines transformed into a sunscreen-scented sea of orange T-shirts. Sitting in the grass, groups of students peered at the collection of rakes, gardening gloves and trash bags at the edge ....
August 22, 2022

The technology trying to make farming more sustainable

"I thinks this concept is conceptually very powerful. it just comes down to efficiency and cost, and unfortunately that's not unique to them whatsoever," said Michael McGuirk, assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado School of Mines. "When it ....
August 20, 2022

Colorado School of Mines incoming class march up Mount Zion in over hundred-year-long tradition

Hundreds of new students at the Colorado School of Mines are marching up Mount Zion in Golden in a tradition dating back to 1908.
August 19, 2022

Forever Chemicals No More? PFAS Are Destroyed With New Technique

“Most technologies for PFAS treatment in use today only serve to remove PFAS from water, but that just concentrates the PFAS wastes,” said Timothy Strathmann, an environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 18, 2022

A new way to smash the ‘forever’ out of ‘forever chemicals’

“I would say [the new study] adds another tool to the arsenal that’s emerging to be able to destroy [PFAS],” says Timothy Strathmann, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who has researched using hydrothermal technology to degrade PFAS.
August 18, 2022

Astronauts Might Be Able To Farm On Mars One Day Thanks To A Secret Ingredient: Alfalfa

According to Kevin Cannon, an assistant professor of Geology and Geological Engineering/Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines, ISU’s research might be behind the times.
August 17, 2022