The Make Masks for Mines effort is seeking volunteers with the skill, will and sewing machines to make masks as soon as possible. Local volunteers can also schedule a time to pick up Mines-furnished fabric for the project.
Undergraduate Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. MT, with a live broadcast featuring many of Mines’ cherished traditions as well as new features aimed at helping the community feel connected during this challenging time.
“With the rapid changes to the higher education landscape brought on by COVID-19, it’s even more important than ever to advance our MINES@150 strategic plan. To do that, we need great leaders focused on driving our critical initiatives," President Paul C. Johnson and Provost Richard Holz told campus.
Built in 1908 and permanently lit since 1932, the Mount Zion emblem is visible well beyond the Mines campus and the city of Golden. It will be red – in the shape of a heart – every night through the end of the semester.
A Mines alumnus, Barbari will join his alma mater this summer from Boston University, where he currently serves as a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Division of Materials Science & Engineering.
Two Mines freshmen are among the makers firing up 3D printers across the state as part of Make4Covid, a coalition of Colorado manufacturers and makers working to provide health care professionals with the equipment they need.