Orediggers Top Design Contest

Recent Mines graduates take first place for their design of an underground lead and zinc mine in Tennessee

Open for Business

Mines Venture Center launches programming for student entrepreneurs ahead of construction start

Taking Out the Trash

Mines graduate aims to thwart water pollution one storm drain at a time

The Oredigger Experience

From the M Climb through Commencement, Mines students share touch points that support and shape them on their journey

Orediggers Top Design Contest

Recent Mines graduates take first place for their design of an underground lead and zinc mine in Tennessee

Open for Business

Mines Venture Center launches programming for student entrepreneurs ahead of construction start

Taking Out the Trash

Mines graduate aims to thwart water pollution one storm drain at a time

The Oredigger Experience

From the M Climb through Commencement, Mines students share touch points that support and shape them on their journey

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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The Mines Career Center’s 2019-20 Annual Report shows recent graduates are thriving, with nearly all of them employed in industry or government, serving in the military or continuing their education, with starting salaries that rank them among the most highly paid among their peers nationally.

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International Day 2021

Held Nov. 20 this year and organized by the Mines International Student Council, this annual tradition celebrates culture and food from around the world, bringing together a community of Orediggers from more than 80 countries.

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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