Colorado School of Mines professor advocates in Congress for US rare earth minerals

“Minerals and metals are central to the energy transition,” Morgan Bazilian testified. ”But the economic, security and geostrategic implications are all in play, depending how the U.S. policy responds.”
September 18, 2019

Female Mines students learn from the experts how to Dress for Success

Now in its second year, Dress for Success is put on in partnership by Truly BoHotique, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Women of Mines Interest Group. What it does is provide two gently-used professional outfits, for free, to women ....
September 11, 2019

50 years ago a nuclear bomb was detonated under the Western Slope to release natural gas. Here’s how poorly it went.

“The U.S. was worried about the scarcity of petroleum resources. People were looking for new approaches to produce more petroleum,” said Alexei Milkov, professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 8, 2019

The goal? Clean water. The issue? Philly-area towns and state officials at odds over treatment system

Granular activated carbon filters were developed first to deal with PFAS contamination, but ion exchange systems are growing in popularity, said Christopher Bellona, an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 5, 2019

Prospect of off-planet outposts spurs interest in space resources

A few years ago the prospect of mining asteroids for platinum and other metals to use on Earth was “the rage,” says George Sowers of the Colorado School of Mines. But the business case didn’t hold up.
September 1, 2019

Mines students to compete in Solar Decathlon Africa

It’s not an African safari, but Colorado School of Mines students are participating in quite an adventure in Morocco this September.
August 28, 2019

The Colorado Classic Is The Only Race Of Its Kind, And It’s Inspiring Women Across The State

Participants include Erica Clevenger, a professional cyclist and PhD student in environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. She’s on the Sho Air Twenty20 team, which is sponsored by companies like Clif Bar & Company and Humm Kombucha ....
August 23, 2019

Colorado Matters: Colorado Classic Empowers Women Bicyclists With 220 Mile Race

Cyclist Erica Clevenger, of Golden, will compete in the 220 mile race. She juggles the sport and her studies at the Colorado School of Mines. She joined us to talk about the race and its message of empowerment.
August 21, 2019

CEOs say they care about customers and workers. Propaganda experts are unimpressed

Kenneth Osgood studies propaganda. So he knew what he was seeing when business leaders announced this week that they don’t just care about shareholders — they care about customers, workers and society.
August 21, 2019

A soil sample near Rocky Flats had 5 times the cleanup standard for plutonium. Here's why you shouldn't freak out.

A picocurie is a unit that measures radio active decay, according to Dr. Mark Jensen, a chemistry professor at the Colorado School of Mines and university chair of nuclear science and engineering.
August 20, 2019

School Of Mines Freshmen Tackle ‘M Climb’ Tradition

More than 1,000 incoming freshmen at Colorado School of Mines woke up early on Friday to conquer the much-anticipated “M Climb.” The climb is a tradition to mark the start of the fall semester.
August 17, 2019

What we learned from one of the worst failed fracking experiments in Colorado

“This was pretty much an oddity. I think the most useful lesson that came out of it was: Don’t do it again,” said Jennifer Miskimins, interim department head for petroleum engineering at Colorado School Mines.
August 14, 2019