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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.
- Fighting Hunger at Mines wins 2019 Mayor’s Award for Excellence
Fighting Hunger at Mines, a student organization dedicated to addressing food insecurity at Colorado School of Mines, received the Mayor’s Gold Mine Award at the 2019 Golden Community Celebration on O …
- Geology PhD student wins SRK U.S. scholarship
Garrett Gissler is exploring the geological events and processes that formed the Arista deposit in Mexico.
- Two Mines students named 2019-2020 Astronaut Scholars
Brianne Treffner, a senior majoring in engineering physics, and Gabriel Adriano, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Found …
- SWiM wins AWM professional development award
The Society for Women in Mathematics at Mines – better known as SWiM – has been honored for its professional development work by the Association of Women in Mathematics . SWiM, the Mines student chapt …
- Crompton wins SPE Management and Information Award
Jim Crompton, a Colorado School of Mines alumnus and adjunct professor, has been honored with the 2019 Management and Information Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
- Wendy Adams elected fellow of American Physical Society
Wendy Adams, research associate professor of physics at Colorado School of Mines, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society . Fellowship in APS recognizes members who have made except …
- Maxwell named 2020 Darcy Lecturer by NGWA
The National Ground Water Association’s Groundwater Foundation has named Reed Maxwell, Professor of Hydrology at Colorado School of Mines, its 2020 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer in Groundwater Sc …
- Gysi wins NSF CAREER Award for rare earth elements work
Alexander Gysi, assistant professor of lithogeochemistry in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER …
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