City-sized holes on Antarctica's ice shelves offer tantalizing 'window' into the frozen continent's underworld

These "windows into the sub-shelf environment" could offer clues about how the ice is melting deep beneath the surface, lead author Elena Savidge, a doctoral candidate in the Colorado School of Mines' Department of Geophysics, told Live Science.
January 26, 2024

Colorado plans to offer tax credits, loan guarantees to quantum-technology startups and expanding companies

“What I’m most excited about is the ability to get away from simulations and be able to mirror things so you can see them at a quantum level,” said Jesus Salazar, chairman of the board of trustees at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 25, 2024

First Uranium Mines to Dig in the US in Eight Years Begin Operations Near Grand Canyon

“The narrative going around is that nuclear is back or it’s hot,” said Ian Lange, associate professor and the director of the Mineral and Energy Economics program at Colorado School of Mines. “I don’t really think there’s gonna be that many more ....
January 15, 2024

Denver entrepreneur gives $25 million real estate portfolio to local university

Colleges and universities in Colorado have been trying to broaden the population of students they welcome into their hallowed halls. Colorado School of Mines received an influx of funds to accomplish that goal for rural students, who enter higher ....
January 12, 2024

Saudi Arabia wants to be the Saudi Arabia of minerals

The government is also training a cadre of geoscientists and engineers. Such professionals are in short supply not just in Saudi Arabia but everywhere. No amount of money can get you all the people you need today, says John Bradford of the Colorado ....
January 11, 2024

How do you build a tunnel complex like the one in Gaza

How is it possible to create this level of tunneling without being detected? And what does it take to create a tunnel? Mike Mooney, from the Colorado School of Mines speaks with host Carol Hills.
January 10, 2024

The US shale magnate trying to sell oil and gas jobs to Generation Z

“[Students have] been told for a very long time that oil and gas is going away and they’re concerned about having long-term careers,” said Jennifer Miskimins, head of petroleum engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 7, 2024

Bezos Eyes SpaceX Rival as Critical New Rocket Is Finally Ready

ULA was formed by Boeing and Lockheed in 2006. The pioneering venture had “a virtual monopoly on U.S. government launches” in those early years, said George Sowers, the company’s former chief scientist.
January 4, 2024

Antarctic Octopus Holds Secrets of Prehistoric Ice Loss in Its Genome

“This is really the first biologic evidence that’s being used for past collapse, and I think that that is the really special and surprising thing about this paper,” says Ryan Venturelli, a paleoglaciologist at the Colorado School of Mines, who was ....
December 21, 2023

A Neglected Aspect of Good Teaching

Mines' Roel Snieder and Cortney Holles co-wrote this opinion piece with the Teaching With Heart project team about why college instructors should consider not just pedagogy but also their mindset in the classroom.
December 20, 2023

How to take ‘forever’ out of forever chemicals

“There are new ones being put on the market each year,” says Timothy Strathmann, a civil and environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. It can also be difficult to measure some of these molecules, especially at low ....
December 14, 2023

China Would Benefit from Proposed IP Giveaway

Walter G. Copan, PhD, vice president for research and technology transfer at Colorado School of Mines, wrote this op-ed about the proposed intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 therapeutics and diagnostics.
December 14, 2023