Earth and Society

Deb Carney, University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Mines, will serve as co-principal investigator on a new NSF project to create a new upper-division college elective that is specifically designed for prospective secondary mathematics teachers.
If a tool breaks in space, the solution isn’t as easy as popping down to the hardware store to buy a new one. Mines researchers are conducting NASA-funded research that could lead to 3-D printing bioplastics in space for tool repairs and more.
Mooney was honored for his work on Northeast Boundary Tunnel in Washington, D.C.
Lu was included in the 2024 class for his research on understanding soil behavior
Bill Zisch, J. Steven Whisler Head of Mining Engineering at Mines, spoke on a new vision for mining in the future.
After a career in entrepreneurship, Zack Bennett ’99 is now the founding director of the Mines Venture Program and Beck Venture Center on campus.
Lori Tunstall, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work on improving concrete durability with a focus on sustainability.
As Colorado School of Mines progresses into its next 150 years of producing leaders in science, technology, engineering and math, it’s providing new opportunities to help shape an innovator’s mindset and set graduates up for success in industry and business.
With funding from the Charles Pankow Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service, Shiling Pei and his team have begun a FEMA P695 study on the mass timber rocking wall lateral system, the first step toward submitting a proposal for an official update to the ASCE-7.
Chris Higgins is among an international group of environmental consultants, regulators, land managers and academics that have jointly published an evaluation of differing approaches to regulation of the substances popularly known as ‘forever chemicals.’