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  • Mines alum George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize
    George Saunders ‘81 has won one of the most prestigious awards in English literature, the Man Booker Prize, for his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo.” Saunders studied geophysics at Colorado School …
  • Tsvankin's work published in SEG's Geophysics
    Ilya Tsvankin, a professor in the Geophysics Department and director of the Center for Wave Phenomena, published three papers with his students in the Special Section on Seismic Anisotropy in the July …
  • Infusing graduate education with professional development
    Graduate school can be a wonderful time in one’s life—a period of hard work, but also of learning new things and meeting new people, says Roel Snieder. “I loved my experience as a graduate student.” B …
  • Bradford joins Mines as head of Geophysics Department
    The new head of the Geophysics Department at Colorado School of Mines hopes to put a greater emphasis on the broader range of issues that geophysicists can contribute to in society. John Bradford, who …
  • Mines team takes second in NASA Mars Ice Challenge
    Colorado School of Mines took second place in a NASA competition to design and build a system for extracting water from Mars’ subsurface, and learned plenty of lessons along the way. The Mars Ice Chal …
  • Researchers drill deep to unearth cause of 2004 Sumatra megaquake
    Map of the eastern Indian Ocean and surrounding regions. The Indo-Australian plate was the source of the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami subducts beneath the Eurasian plate at the subduction zone …
  • Humanitarian engineering at Mines reaches new heights
    The Humanitarian Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines is evolving. Having originated as a minor offered through the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (now the Division …
  • Mines recognizes excellent faculty in annual forum
    Colorado School of Mines celebrated its outstanding faculty at its annual Faculty Forum, held May 3, 2017, in Friedhoff Hall. Geology and Geological Engineering Professor Kamini Singha received the De …
  • Mines promotes women in STEM
    A group of faculty and students from the Colorado School of Mines partnered with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver to promote women in STEM on Saturday, April 15. The group, which inc …
  • Mines AAPG Student Chapter named best in the nation
      The Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists was chosen as the 2017 Outstanding Domestic Student Chapter during AAPG’s 100th Anniversary Annual Co …
  • ConocoPhillips & WE2ST Center debut video
    In its third academic year, the ConocoPhillips Center for a Sustainable WE2ST (Water-Energy Education, Science and Technology) was formed to promote the sustainability of unconventional energy product …
  • Multifaceted Mines team takes on NASA's Mars Ice Challenge
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttJNfH7WHXY?rel=0] A team of Colorado School of Mines students is one of just eight finalists in a NASA competition to design and build a system to extract wat …
  • Mines takes 1st in regional IBA competition, advances to internationals
      Colorado School of Mines took first place in the Rocky Mountain section of the Imperial Barrel Award Program Competition, a contest where graduate students in geoscience evaluate a location for oil …
  • Alumna heads to SEA
    After Georgianna Zelenak ’13 graduated high school, she participated in a trip with SEA Semester, a non-profit educational institution focused on environmental studies and the world’s oceans.  During …
  • Mines and Virginia Tech to create minerals industry consortium
    Minerals and metals are at the foundation of modern technology-based societies. Each year, the average American uses about 25 tons of earth materials. Exploration for new resources is at the front end …