‘Where Nerds Win’: At the Colorado School of Mines, excellence on the field is a natural product of excellence in the classroom

Mines football players have stickers on their helmets that list their major. That’s how seriously this team takes academics at a university that’s widely regarded as one of the best engineering schools in the world. They are nerds. And they wear that ....
October 14, 2022

China's Ally in Stealing Western IP: the United States

Walter G. Copan, vice president for research and technology transfer at Colorado School of Mines, wrote this opinion piece about the dangers of a World Trade Organization decision to waive patent rights related to Covid-19 vaccines.
October 13, 2022

UN climate talks in Egypt must urgently focus on methane

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy, co-wrote this opinion piece on why methane deserves attention at November's COP27 climate negotiations in addition to carbon dioxide.
October 11, 2022

Mines students, alumni reflect on Homecoming traditions

Houston’s Chuck Wagner graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1981, and hadn’t been back to campus in 40 years. So, it was only proper that his first time back was on Homecoming weekend.
October 10, 2022

U.S. steps away from flagship lithium project with Berkshire

The region's brine teems with lithium, calcium, sodium and other minerals that are very complex to separate, said Corby Anderson, who teaches metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 5, 2022

The demand for electric vehicles is skyrocketing. Can the supply of lithium and other critical minerals for batteries keep up?

“If you don’t turn over dirt to get lithium out of the ground, you’re probably turning over dirt to get natural gas, or oil, or uranium,” said Ian Lange, an associate professor of economics and business at the Colorado School of Mines. “Nothing is ....
October 4, 2022

Colorado School of Mines learns how to work with moon dust

Lunar regolith, or moon dust, could come in handy for future moon-dwellers. Now, we have to figure out how to move it.
September 29, 2022

Europe vows ‘robust’ response to alleged sabotage of Russian gas pipelines

“If it is found to be Russian underwater drones or divers that made the attack, I am not clear on what, if any, military action might look like,” said Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines and former energy ....
September 29, 2022

Russia Is Keeping Unsold Gas Underground Rather Than Flaring It

The amount of gas observed being flared -- burned off into the atmosphere -- at Gazprom’s key production area in the Yamal peninsula between Aug. 10 and Sept. 21 averaged 1.18 million cubic meters a day, according to Bloomberg calculations based on ....
September 28, 2022

The Amazing Sound At Red Rocks Is 300 Million Years In The Making

Benjamin Burke, an affiliate professor at the Colorado School of Mines, explains that Red Rocks is essentially an ancient delta — a 300 million-year-old accumulation of sedimentary rock that once belonged to what’s known as the ancestral Rockies.
September 28, 2022

Opinion: Colorado must move quickly to keep pace on carbon capture

Anna Littlefield, Brad Handler and Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy wrote this opinion piece about the importance of promoting safe and secure injection of carbon dioxide and Colorado's role in the effort.
September 28, 2022

A Major Test For Mass Timber

More than 50 increasingly intense seismic tests will be conducted on the building, said Shiling Pei, lead principal investigator for NHERI's Tall Wood Project.
September 23, 2022