Federal Relations

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
The two institutions to collaborate on projects involved with energy storage, high-temperature fuel cells, geothermal energy systems, nuclear fuel cycle and reactor engineering, environmental science, and next-generation mining science and engineering.
The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has designated Elevate Quantum as a Regional Technology Hub for Quantum Information Technology. A regional consortium of over 70 organizations, including Mines, Elevate Quantum is driving innovation in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Mines researchers are partnering with Lunar Outpost to compete in the NASA Break the Ice Challenge.
“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.
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.
If humans are going to establish a long-term presence on the Moon, they’ll need resources – and more than just water and oxygen. They’ll need metals, minerals and other materials sourced not only from Earth but also the lunar surface itself.