The class, which focuses on sustainable development and earth resources, was selected by SDSN as a case study for integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into resource engineering education.
The Grandey Leadership by Design First-Year Honors Experience will teach first-year students leadership principles alongside ethics, communication, innovation and entrepreneurship, and research and design skills.
“For Mines to win the medal count really cements our position in this industry,” Professor George Sowers said. “The team that won the overall prize was a pretty large aerospace corporation – we had graduate students that went toe to toe with a professional company.”
Concrete sewers and gutters are very efficient when it comes to moving water quickly. But Colorado School of Mines researchers are looking at integrating natural alternatives to the built environment to help purify and clean groundwater supplies.
A Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) system developed at Colorado School of Mines can help communities reuse water resources, as well as quickly restore local drinking water contaminated by fire and other disasters.