It’s not just mining. Refining holds U.S. back on minerals

M. Stephen Enders, head of the Colorado School of Mines’ Mining Engineering Department, said it’s unlikely that the United States could ever become a leading nickel producer due to a lack of reserves.
July 14, 2021

Rolling Back Trump’s Methane Rules Isn’t Enough: We Need A Methane Tax To Buy Time To Decarbonize

Ben Gilbert, assistant professor of economics and research fellow at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute, co-wrote this opinion piece with colleagues at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
July 12, 2021

Colorado School of Mines freshman receives humanitarian award named for Princess Diana

Colorado native and current sophomore at Colorado School of Mines, Jeeva Senthilnathan, was recently named a 2021 Diana Award recipient. The Diana Award is a global humanitarian award named for the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
July 12, 2021

Elon Musk's Boring Company is a step closer to building a tunnel under Fort Lauderdale. It's going to cost at least $30 million

Mike Mooney, Grewcock University endowed chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, said the project cost was "much lower...than what you would typically see for a tunnel project."
July 10, 2021

Recruitment for large-scale "forever chemical" study starts later this month

Some residents had levels of the chemical that were much higher, said Colorado School of Mines Professor Christopher Higgins, a lead researcher on the study.
July 10, 2021

Elon Musk wants to dig a tunnel in Florida. What could go wrong?

“The designers will look at what are all the loads and situations that could conceivably exist over that 100- to 150-year time period,” said Michael Mooney, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who focuses on underground construction and ....
July 8, 2021

What can be done to stop mudslides on I-70? Not much, experts say

“There’s no single place you can concentrate your effort because there are so many different watersheds that are potentially producing these mudslides or debris flow,” said Colorado School of Mines geologic engineering professor Paul Santi.
July 6, 2021

Glenwood Canyon mudslides could continue beyond this year as CDOT is “left to the whims of nature”

“This is a huge area to cover, and there are a lot of potential sources” of slides, said Paul Santi, a professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden who has studied post-fire debris flows.
July 2, 2021

U.S. EPA weighs Taseko copper mining process akin to fracking

Steve Enders, a mining engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines, said in situ leaching is better for the environment than traditional mining.
June 30, 2021

I taught an AI to solve the trolley problem

Can you teach a machine to be a good person? In this video, Sabrina explores the world of AI ethics and speaks with Tom Williams, assistant professor of computer science at Colorado School of Mines.
June 21, 2021

Fixing equipment in the lab teaches life lessons

The focus of my PhD thesis is examining ways of upgrading biomass to transportation fuels, and I regularly use a variety of analytical equipment and reactor systems in my laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
June 17, 2021

Seven states, 3,000 miles: a trip across the US energy divide

Morgan Bazilian, head of the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute, had told me about Pueblo’s emergence as an energy transition paragon.
June 16, 2021