Colorado School of Mines

2023 MINES-a-palooza

Join us in Friedhoff Hall for a conference expo-style event featuring posters describing Mines@150 progress, meet those leading these initiatives, and learn more about campus programs at information tables throughout.
Come reconnect with colleagues to hear about summer adventures, meet those who you may have only connected with through email or Teams, and welcome new members to the Mines Community.

Schedule of Events

7:30 am

M Climb, first wave

Meet at the faculty and staff tent outside the ORC along Elm Street.


11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Campus BBQ for all faculty and staff

Kafadar Commons


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12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

New Faculty Introductions

Bunker Auditorium, Green Center


Campus BBQ

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Friedhoff Hall, Green Center

Campus Conference & Expo – “MINES-a-palooza”

Poster session and booths – see full list of presenters below

             Approximately 2 pm
              Welcome from Dr. Paul C. Johnson, President and Professor

            Approximately 3 pm
              Research Initiatives Overview with Dr. Walt Copan, Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer

Cake, desserts, light appetizers, beer and wine available throughout the event.

Several prizes available to win. See full list below.

Campus Conference


 Bring your Blastercard to enter in the drawings for all prizes below!

 Must register at the event to win.

  • 2 Grand Prizes, winners announced following the presentations listed above.
    • Mines Blue Parking Permit
    • $200 in Mines Merchandise Gift Cards
  • 10 Door Prizes (full of lots of Mines items not available in the Bookstore!)
  • Winners will be posted here after the event!

Gifts, Prizes and Awards may be taxable to the receiver. In the case of obtaining a gift card, voucher, or money, the complete sum will be subject to taxation for the recipient. If one acquires a physical item with a value of $50 or higher, that item will also be taxable for the recipient.

 Prize Winners



 MINES-a-palooza Presenters



Mines@150 Logo


As Colorado School of Mines prepares for our 150th anniversary in 2024, dynamic and disruptive change is all around us. MINES@150 is our plan to position Mines for future success.

It calls for change, but also to stay true to our timeless mission, pillars and core values.  MINES@150 leverages our size, location, and history, ensuring that our graduates will continue to be distinctive and highly valued, placing Mines at the frontiers of STEM education, research and innovation, and elevating our status among the world’s top universities.