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

Recent UA study confirms groundwater pumping is drying up Arizona rivers

Laura Condon, assistant professor of hydrology and atmospheric sciences at University of Arizona, worked with hydrology professor Reed Maxwell from the Colorado School of Mines on an article published in Science Advances.
July 21, 2019

What type of land is under US 36?

The ground underneath the section of US 36 that collapsed after a crack appeared on the highway late last week is comprised of a rock unit known as the Arapahoe Formation. That's according to Matt Morgan, senior research geologist at the Colorado ....
July 16, 2019

Mission to rare metal asteroid could spark space mining boom

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, said he’s eager to see what the close-up look at Psyche will reveal about metal asteroids, which are relatively rare in the solar system.
July 10, 2019

This company is America's best chance to loosen China's grip on rare earths

"Mining and concentration is actually one of the easier steps," said Roderick Eggert, an economics professor at Colorado School of Mines. "The real challenge is actually downstream in separations."
July 3, 2019