The new programs draw from the core areas of expertise Mines is known for — from civil and environmental engineering to extraction to materials science — to create an interdisciplinary field of study that prepares students for the next step in their careers.
Even a tiny shard of paint in orbit can do damage to a spacecraft. The Mines Capstone Design team will launch their suite of experiments into suborbital space in August 2020 as part of the RockSatX program.
Claire Thomas, one of 40 members of the Brooke Owens Fellowship Class of 2020, will spend 10 weeks working at Made in Space, a company developing manufacturing technology for space, and receive mentorship from aerospace industry veterans.
Team DREAMR – short for Drilling Rig for the Exploration and Acquisition of Martian Resources – is the fourth Mines team in four years to qualify for the one-of-a-kind collegiate aerospace competition.
Brianne Treffner, a senior majoring in engineering physics, and Gabriel Adriano, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.