Mines Earth Resources Institute awards research mini-grants

GOLDEN, Colo., April 20, 2015 – The Colorado School of Mines Earth Resources Institute has announced the award of mini-grants to four teams of Mines researchers.

The $25,000 mini-grants are designed to emphasize the collaborative research efforts between engineering/science and policy researchers on campus. The goal of these awards is to provide financial support for teams of researchers to formulate and submit significant research proposals to award-granting agencies, whereby an element of policy analysis and/or the investigation of broader impacts on society is a key component.

Financial support for the 2015 awards is provided by the Gerald and Tina Grandey Mini-Grant Endowment, the College of Earth Resource Sciences & Engineering (CERSE), the Office of the Vice President of Research & Technology Transfer, and the Earth Resources Institute.

The ERI’s 2015 Mini-Grant Awardees are:

  • Ed Balistreri (Division of Economics & Business) and Jeffrey King (Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering) - U.S. Nuclear Generation and the Costs of Climate Policy
  • Graham Davis (Division of Economics & Business) and Mark Hart (Department of Mining Engineering) - Policy Alternatives for Capturing Vented and Fugitive Methane Emissions Associated with Fossil Fuel Extraction in the U.S.
  • Jurgen Brune and John Grubb (Department of Mining Engineering) and Ian Lange (Economics & Business) - Coal Mine Safety and Performance
  • Jared Carbone (Economics & Business) and Brian O’Neill, Bas van Ruijven and Matthias Weitzel (National Center for Atmospheric Research) - Incorporating Labor-Supply Responses to Climate Impacts into Integrated Assessment Models


Michael Walls, Earth Resources Institute Director | 303.273.3492 | mwalls@mines.edu
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations, Colorado School of Mines | 303-273-3541 | kgilbert@mines.edu

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