“We, the Colorado School of Mines community, are united by our commitment to our timeless mission of educating and inspiring students from all backgrounds and advancing knowledge and innovations, with the aspiration that our graduates, ideas, actions, and innovations will have a transformative impact on individuals and society, leading to shared prosperity and sustainable use of the Earth’s resources.”

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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

  • 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 " …
  • Undergrads share innovative research work at symposium
    Colorado School of Mines hosted its second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 26, highlighting the work of 125 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Sponsoring this year's symp …

Faculty Awards

  • Toberer honored with Presidential Early Career Award
    Eric Toberer, associate professor of physics at Colorado School of Mines, has won the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  The PECASE is the highest honor besto …
  • American Physical Society recognizes Kapit for advocacy
    Eliot Kapit, associate professor of physics at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded a 2019 5 Sigma Physicist Award from the American Physical Society, a leading nonprofit organization comprised …
  • 22 Mines faculty awarded promotion and tenure
    Twenty-two Colorado School of Mines faculty members who were awarded promotion and/or tenure were recognized at the annual faculty awards celebration held April 24. Applied Mathematics and Statistics …
  • Kroepsch wins 2019 AAG Professional Geographer Award
    Adrianne Kroepsch, assistant professor of humanities, arts and social sciences at Colorado School of Mines, is the co-winner of the 2019 Professional Geographer Award from the Energy and Environment S …

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: