Young artists learn to make skis — then print their own art on them

The program concept first came to mind when Owen Hildreth, an associate professor at Colorado School of Mines, was looking for outreach programs related to manufacturing.
May 5, 2023

From 'It's a Wonderful Life' to 'Tax Me If You Can,' movies show how billionaires' money affects us all

Scott Houser, an economics pedagogy expert and the department head of economics and business at Colorado School of Mines. saw this first-hand when he was teaching his film course in Fresno.
May 4, 2023

Unlikely connection: college students in Ukraine and the U.S. form a bond

Daria Samotuga's life is also shaped by a new set of relationships — with American college students. She and other students in her master's program in Dnipro have been meeting — over Zoom — with undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines ....
May 4, 2023

Academic Success Tip: Teach With Love

Colorado School of Mines encourages STEM educators to look beyond course design and pedagogy to embrace a character of love and teach with heart.
May 1, 2023

Colorado leaders are rallying against a railway project that would carry crude oil along the Colorado River

Luis Zerpa, associate professor at the Colorado School of Mines Petroleum Engineering Department, says those waxy properties have historically been seen as a barrier to shipping that type of oil. “So that’s the problem with the waxy oils is they have ....
April 27, 2023

Chile Is Nationalizing Lithium. It May Not Go How Nervous Investors Expect.

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy, co-authored this opinion piece about the potential impact of Chilean President Gabriel Boric's recent announcement to nationalize the country’s lithium industry.
April 26, 2023

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