Environmental engineering


We know that most natural landscapes are able to recover after even the most severe burns, but not much is known about exactly how that happens within the soil itself. John Spear, professor of civil
Christopher Higgins, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been recognized for the top environmental restoration project of the year by the U.S. Department
Junko Munakata Marr is the new head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines.
The new research and educational collaboration between Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and University of Arizona launched in June 2020.
“While there has been an emphasis on identifying and cleaning up drinking water impacted by PFASs, much less attention has been given to assessing risks from consuming produce irrigated with PFAS-contaminated water,” Mines PhD candidate Juliane Brown said.
Through these projects and others, Mines faculty and students are giving Mines an upper hand in responding to the pandemic and its challenges.
The former head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has served as the interim dean of EREP since July.
The team of environmental engineering students took first place in the 2020 WEF Student Design Competition for a design to help Colorado Springs Utilities achieve compliance with new state regulations on effluent.
Rob Bilott will give the keynote speech at the Herbert L. and Doris S. Young Environmental Issues Symposium, a free two-day community event focused on the future of “forever” chemicals in Colorado.
Parker Bolstad, an environmental engineering major, is the first Mines student to win the prestigious graduate fellowship to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing.