Mines’ newest cohort of University Innovation Fellows have an ambitious agenda to promote positive change on campus – including plans to establish a dedicated creative space where students could unwind and collaborate on artistic endeavors.
The six Mines students will serve as program ambassadors for humanitarian engineering and will seek out new opportunities for collaboration with faculty, alumni, corporations and non-governmental organizations.
McNeil Hall was named in honor of alumnus and trustee Charles “Charlie” McNeil ’71 and his wife, Judy McNeil, who recently made a $5 million gift to Mines to support entrepreneurship and innovation programming.
Mines students used WhatsApp and Zoom to connect with small-scale gold miners in Colombia this summer and collaboratively design solutions for the issues most important to their rural mining communities.
PhD student Kyle Blount and HASS assistant professor Adrianne Kroepsch focused on collaborative problem-solving to protect water resources in the aftermath of wildfires upstream of Fort Collins, Colorado.