Faculty awards


Two Colorado School of Mines faculty members and two alumnae are among the honorees in the 2020 edition of Women in Mining UK’s 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100).
Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, associate professor of geology and geological engineering, and Craig Brice, professor of practice of mechanical engineering, have been awarded the Ben L. Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence to drive institutional change at Colorado School of Mines.
An expert in musculoskeletal biomechanics, Silverman joined the Mines faculty in 2011.
As a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in STEM Education, Johnson plans to use her time at the University of Calgary to continue and expand her engineering education research.
Ilya Tsvankin, professor of geophysics at Colorado School of Mines, is the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Educator Award from SEG.
A Mines alumnus, Squier was recognized for his “seminal contributions to ultrafast optical technology, including the first ultrafast Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier," among other accomplishments.
The new initiative is bringing together more than 50 early-career scientists from the U.S. and Canada to tackle the pressing challenge of greenhouse gas accumulating in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.
Griffiths was recognized for his "important contributions in universally increasing the safety and economy of geotechnical engineering projects."
Fellowship in the professional society recognizes sustained and outstanding technical contributions to the science and technology of materials, interfaces and processing.
Colorado School of Mines associate professor Alfred William “Bill” Eustes III PhD ’96 has been honored with the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty by the Society of