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Paul C. Johnson is the 17th President of Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado. MINES is world-renowned for producing highly sought-after scientists and engineers, innovations and objective analyses, especially in fields relevant to earth, energy and the environment. MINES enrolls about 6,000 students, offers nearly 50 degree programs, and conducts more than $60 million of research projects annually for industry and governmental agencies.
- Metallurgical engineering PhD wins Spring 2020 Rath Award
The honor, which recognizes the Mines doctoral graduate whose thesis demonstrates the greatest potential for societal impact, was presented during Spring 2020 Graduate Commencement on May 8.
- Colorado School of Mines celebrates Spring 2020 Undergraduate Commencement
The virtual ceremony included many of Mines’ cherished traditions and new features aimed at helping the community feel connected during this challenging time.
- Mines grad student wins NSF quantum information fellowship
The Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISENET) Triplets program provides up to three years of funding for quantum science research in collaboration with a leading technology company …
- Two Mines students win 2020-2021 Goldwater Scholarships
The Goldwater is the preeminent undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in the U.S.
- Hildreth wins NSF CAREER Award for work to streamline post-processing in metal additive manufacturing
Post-processing – the labor intensive, detailed work that must occur after an additively manufactured part is printed before it is ready for use – currently accounts for 46 percent of the cost of meta …
- Samaniuk wins NSF CAREER Award for work on 2D particle interaction, fabrication
Atomically thin particles – described that way because they are typically only 1-3 atoms thick – are of interest to scientists because of the unique properties that such small thickness creates.
- Ebru Bozdag wins NSF CAREER Award to improve seismic images of Earth’s deep interior
The 3D scans are obtained by a technique called seismic tomography – like medical CAT scans but using the seismic waves generated by earthquakes.
- Mines professor emeritus wins IIW Yoshiaki Arata Award
Stephen Liu, who was awarded emeritus status in 2019, was recognized for his "outstanding achievements in fundamental research in welding science and technology."
President Johnson’s monthly newsletter is full of all the great things happening at Mines in the classrooms, research laboratories, athletics and beyond. Catch up on past issues here: