Earth and Society

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.
Dr. Roderick Eggert testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources on critical minerals and the structure and role of the U.S. Geological Survey’s critical minerals list.
Jacob Grasmick, PhD’ 19 in underground construction and tunneling, is finding real world applications for his dissertation research
The endowment gift creates the Andy and Sherry Swiger Professorship for Business Excellence. Mines faculty will compete for funding and the prestigious title through a proposal process.
Eileen Martin, assistant professor at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Geosciences Early Career Prize.
As part of the immersive, hands-on learning experience, QBE students traveled up to the Edgar Experimental Mine in Idaho Springs to take samples of the microbes living on the underground rock walls.
The GEFI framework and collaborative mindset are having big impacts at Mines, leading to major grants, collaborative research, student innovation and industry support.
The Center to Advance the Science of Exploration to Reclamation in Mining is exploring mineralogy across scales to better understand deposits of critical materials within the subsurface.
Ava Segal’s interactive balance-training system, called Steadiplay, uses body motion on an instrumented wobble board for real-time control of a wireless robot, providing users with feedback and balance rankings, similar to fitness apps like Strava.