Federal Relations

Colorado School of Mines is part of the regional consortium receiving federal funding — as well as $84 million in matching state support and $1 billion in private capital — to support efforts to strengthen the quantum workforce over the next decade.
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.
Bill Zisch, J. Steven Whisler Head of Mining Engineering at Mines, spoke on a new vision for mining in the future.
Geophysics' Bia Villas Bôas and Matthew Siegfried are members of two proposed missions to improve understanding of key Earth science focus areas for the benefit of all.
The Mines-ACC team beat out collegiate automotive powerhouses across North America for the first honor of the three-year competition. In this first year, teams were judged on the design of their electric vehicle battery packs.
The three federal awards boost funding for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies research at Mines, reflecting growing support in the U.S. for their potential to provide sustainable domestic energy with net zero emissions.
Eight member companies have already signed on to support the joint USGS-Mines research, including major players in mining and energy industries and geologic hydrogen start-ups.
Mines will serve on the governance board and contribute to research, innovation and workforce capacity development through the newly funded National Science Foundation initiative.
The Ice Diggers will be one of six teams facing off head-to-head this spring at a NASA-designed test facility to see which prototype lunar excavation rover performs best.
Colorado School of Mines announced today that it has been selected to receive $1.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding