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Strategic Plans

MINES at 150: We are building the MINES of the future today.

Meet the President

 

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.

Student Awards

  • 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 chapte …
  • Pipeline sensors win The Wright Innovation Challenge
     A “wearable” sensor array that could detect oil pipeline failures before they happen was the winner of The Wright Outdoor Innovation Competition.   The Mines students behind Cipher Skin Orange receiv …
  • Mines celebrates Spring 2019 undergrad commencement
    Colorado School of Mines celebrated its Spring 2019 Undergraduate Commencement on May 10, conferring a total of 932 bachelor’s degrees during three ceremonies at Lockridge Arena. Kiewit CEO Bruce Grew …
  • Cornerstone Design students reexamine packaging
    A user-friendly organizable container for prescription medication won top honors at the Spring 2019 Cornerstone Design Final Competition on May 1. Cubic Solutions won first place and $1,000 for " …

Faculty Awards

  • 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 …
  • Maxwell elected American Geophysical Union Fellow
    Reed Maxwell, Rowlinson Professor of Hydrology at Colorado School of Mines, has been elected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. An honor given to no more than 0.1 percent of AGU’s total gl …
  • Leiderman wins NSF CAREER for blood clotting modeling
    Karin Leiderman, associate professor of applied mathematics and statistics at Colorado School of Mines, has received the National Science Foundation’s highest honor in support of junior faculty, the N …

Blaster Bulletin

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: