Enormous wind turbines may be coming to a coast near you

“The sheer scale of these things is sort of amazing. It's almost impossible to imagine,” said Sara Hastings-Simon, an energy expert at the Payne Institute of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 14, 2021

School of Mines starting spring classes

About 70 percent of classes will have an in-person component.
January 12, 2021

‘Pay Attention’: Colorado Political Experts Reflect On Storming The Capitol Building

“I see the events as a dramatic and dark day in the history of our democracy,” political specialist Ken Osgood said. Osgood is also a history professor at Colorado School of Mines.
January 6, 2021

Will increasing traffic to the Moon contaminate its precious ice?

And Kevin Cannon, a planetary scientist at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, thinks that the small amounts of contamination introduced by exploring the Moon’s ice are far outweighed by the scientific advances of figuring out where and how all ....
January 5, 2021

Geothermal energy, the forgotten renewable, has finally arrived

"If you can figure out a way to tap that, you can get a phenomenal amount of energy,” says Will Fleckenstein, an engineering professor studying unconventional drilling at the Colorado School of Mines.
December 20, 2020

School Of Mines Professor Develops Face Shield With Environment In Mind

Jeff Ackerman, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, is trying to help Coloradans be environmentally friendly during the coronavirus pandemic.
December 6, 2020

Agricultural water contaminated with “forever chemicals” could taint produce, Colorado study finds

The study, published last week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, shows that “we really need to not ignore this potential exposure,” said Juliane Brown, lead author and an environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate at the School of ....
November 23, 2020

Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?

Last summer, distressed by police officers’ treatment of protesters in Denver, two Colorado roboticists — Tom Williams, of the Colorado School of Mines and Kerstin Haring, of the University of Denver — started drafting “No Justice, No Robots.”
November 22, 2020

Girls Scouts across Colorado explored STEM from home

As many as 200 Girl Scouts from across Colorado participated in Girl Scout Engineering Day with the Society of Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines this November.
November 22, 2020

Moon May Hold Billions of Tons of Subterranean Ice at Its Poles

“We looked at the entire time history of ice deposition on the Moon,” said Kevin Cannon, a planetary scientist at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and lead author of the new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters.
November 20, 2020

Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem

“It’s not surprising at all that as you get [dirt] that’s more and more accurate, closer to Mars, that it gets harder and harder for plants to grow in it,” says planetary scientist Kevin Cannon of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., who ....
November 18, 2020

What makes this Colorado volcano a 'moderate' threat?

If Dotsero were to blow in our lifetime, “it would be like if Mount St. Helens went off in our state,” says Christian Shorey, assistant department head of geology at Colorado School of Mines.
November 2, 2020