Alumni


The Volunteer with Mines platform makes it easier than ever for Mines alumni to get involved on campus and stay connected with their alma mater.
After a career in entrepreneurship, Zack Bennett ’99 is now the founding director of the Mines Venture Program and Beck Venture Center on campus.
A Mines alum, Miskimins has 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry and has led Mines' Petroleum Engineering Department since 2020.
By Sarah Kuta, Special to Mines Magazine Today, runners, cyclists and cross-country skiers flock to the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, a picturesque 73-mile multi-use path in Northern Idaho’s Silver
Melanie Westergaard ’87 talks about the important role that alumni will play in Mines' future, particularly as the Oredigger community celebrates this milestone year.
Mines alum Stephen Sonnenberg ’81 led the most recent report of the Potential Gas Committee, with support from Cathy Farmer ’79, MS ’81.
The Mining Engineering Department has some big goals for the next five to 10 years to continue 150 years of university-industry synergy.
Braeton Smith MS ’14, PhD ’18 is an energy economist at Argonne National Laboratory and co-author of the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Critical Materials Assessment.
Kari Gonzales ’02 is the president and CEO of MxV Rail based in Pueblo, Colorado.
Mines alumni Steve Sparkowich ’89 and Daniel Wright ’21 work on the inert anode team at the green steel startup Boston Metal.