Earth and Society


Department of Energy creates ambitious program to reduce carbon emissions by 50 to 52 percent by the end of the decade, secure a 100 percent clean electrical grid by 2035 and reach a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
The District is home to one of the largest collections of innovation and maker spaces on any university campus in the U.S.
Pei, a civil and environmental engineering associate professor, was honored by Engineering News-Record for his research on wood structures and their resiliency in earthquakes
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.
“There is a significant need to develop treatment approaches that eliminate PFAS as opposed to moving them around amongst different waste streams,” said Christopher Bellona, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.
Lafrancois is creating a framework for non-business majors and minors to develop a set of credentials under the umbrella of "building business acumen"—a central part of the MINES@150 strategic plan.
What do you do with produced water in the Permian Basin? What can be done to make heater treaters more efficient? Colorado School of Mines student teams took on these questions as part of the 2023 Global Energy Future Initiative (GEFI) Innov8x Challenge.
Representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado School of Mines began a new chapter of their partnership on Nov. 13, breaking ground on an innovative USGS Energy and Minerals Research Building.
Colorado School of Mines has assembled a team of internationally recognized PFAS researchers and practitioners to determine how to best treat PFAS-contaminated sediment or soil in a side-by-side test of the leading field-ready technologies. The fieldwork will take place at Schriever Space Force Base, just outside of Colorado Springs.
Victoria Bill and Zach Bennett have joined Mines as the inaugural directors of two foundational pieces of the E&I Ecosystem: the Labriola Innovation Hub and Beck Venture Center.