Good health and less stress make the college experience easier to navigate. But how can Colorado School of Mines best foster a climate that supports student wellness? Students in the Thorson First-Year Honors Experience tackled this challenge over the course of their first semester at Mines.
An e-waste recycling project in Bogotá, Columbia, gave Mines students an opportunity to not only practice their technical skills but also to learn from the communities they are supporting and understand the value of engaging local stakeholders in projects.
Since 2003, Mines’ Humanitarian Engineering program has taught scientists and engineers how to best partner with communities around the world and take a socio-technical approach to making a difference in the world.
The funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will advance the development of a potential carbon storage hub in the Pueblo, Colorado area capable of securely store 50 or more million metric tons of carbon dioxide deep underground.
After learning about the history, politics and economics of recycling in Colombia, a group of eleven students traveled to Bogota, Colombia during Spring Break to meet the women in person and test their assumptions and ideas on the ground.
Jessica Smith, professor of engineering, design and society, has spent years getting to know engineers in the field, learning about how they thought about their work in the broader context of their community and the planet.
The Colorado Business Council for the Arts recognized the Mines group with its Arts & Business Partnership Award for their work to design and fabricate a custom set of instruments for the Denver-based music performance group.