The Challenge Before Us

President Paul C. Johnson outlines effort to challenge Mines leaders and community members to be more effective advocates and allies, develop deeper understanding of law enforcement

Climbing Together

We don’t do solo ascents at Mines. These tools are helping Orediggers stay safe while sticking together.

Keep Climbing This Summer

Mines is offering nearly 90 courses over the Summer I and Summer II terms, many of which fulfill core course and major requirements

The Future is Still Underground

Though carbon is in decline, coal still accounts for half the global mining market. Meanwhile, renewables—and the earth resources they require—present a promising future for the mining industry.

The Challenge Before Us

President Paul C. Johnson outlines effort to challenge Mines leaders and community members to be more effective advocates and allies, develop deeper understanding of law enforcement

Climbing Together

We don’t do solo ascents at Mines. These tools are helping Orediggers stay safe while sticking together.

Keep Climbing This Summer

Mines is offering nearly 90 courses over the Summer I and Summer II terms, many of which fulfill core course and major requirements.

The Future is Still Underground

Though carbon is in decline, coal still accounts for half the global mining market. Meanwhile, renewables—and the earth resources they require—present a promising future for the mining industry.

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university focused on science and engineering, where students and faculty together address the great challenges society faces today—particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment.

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In Antarctica, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, Geophysics Assistant Professor Matt Siegfried studies how glaciers and ice sheets move and evolve.


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Mines offers opportunities to engineer solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, in a setting that’s hard to beat

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Mines has always been a bit different, so if you’re excited to do something new and big, we should be on your list