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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.
- Mines student wins Gilman Scholarship to study in Scotland
An engineering physics student at Colorado School of Mines has been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the Spring 2020 semester. …
- Mechanical engineering PhD wins Fall 2019 Rath Research Award
Peter Weddle received the honor, which recognizes the Mines doctoral graduate whose thesis demonstrates the greatest potential for societal impact, during the Fall 2019 Graduate Commencement ceremony …
- Outstanding graduating seniors lead the way at Fall 2019 Undergraduate Commencement
Colorado School of Mines awarded a total of 286 bachelor's degrees during the morning ceremony on Dec. 13.
- Cornerstone Design challenges students to envision infrastructure’s second life
Winning the competition – and the $1,000 grand prize – was a solution for the thousands of obsolete airplanes currently warehoused in what are essentially plane graveyards.
- Kevin Cash wins NSF CAREER Award for metabolic communication research
The assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering is developing an optical sensing platform – with nanosensors small enough to fit in the spaces between bacteria.
- Linda Battalora named Fryrear Chair for Innovation and Excellence
Mines alumnus Ben Fryrear ’62 endowed the chairship in 2017 to recognize and support highly accomplished faculty members driving institutional change.
- Earth Observation Group wins Galileo Award from International Dark-Sky Association
The award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in research or academic work on light pollution over a multiple-year period.
- 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.
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: