Our Mission Statement
Reuleaux is the Mines Undergraduate Research magazine, focused on celebrating the efforts, accomplishments, and creativity of student researchers on campus.
This magazine will give undergraduate researchers a platform by which they may publish engaging narrative descriptions of their research — in the physical sciences or otherwise — that are approachable to a large audience and that elicit excitement! As such, the language and graphic design of articles published in Reuleaux should be clear, concise, and non-exclusive to readers hoping to learn more about the cutting edge of research at Mines. This mantra to publishing presents the opportunity for Mines students to further develop their scientific communication skills for a larger audience than just the scientific research community.
Reuleaux will provide the opportunity for undergraduate researchers to pursue a peer-reviewed status, however, should they be interested. Reuleaux will focus on developing an on-campus network of faculty and staff that may offer peer-review services, should they be desired.
The content of Reuleaux is intended to span the scope of all physical and social sciences. As such, this magazine is not limited to showcasing research often associated with the ubiquitous concentration of Mines: engineering. Furthermore, this magazine hopes to give a narrative to the journey of undergraduate research by featuring insight from laboratories, faculty, alumni, and fellowships that have shaped the culture of Mines undergraduate research.
Primary stakeholders in the development of each edition of Reuleaux are the student body of Mines, the Mines Foundation, Mines alumni and Mines faculty. The primary purpose of involving these stakeholders is to ensure that Reuleaux is a magazine that can be picked up and thoroughly enjoyed by most individuals at most any time.
The ultimate goal, then, of Reuleaux is to make scientific research exciting and readable, for what is the point of novel scientific research if no one reads it? With this in mind, Reuleaux hopes to showcase undergraduate research so that it may garner for itself greater support — whether that be financially, spatially, temporally, or otherwise — in achieving its ultimate goals.
Meet Our Team
Kacey Wade, Editor in Chief
Kacey Wade is a Junior studying Geophysics with minors in Computer Science and Public Affairs. She is interested in the humanitarian applications of geophysics and is currently conducting research into using Virtual Reality technology for visualizing geophysical data. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, camping, and taking her Ford Ranger off-roading and almost getting stuck. Kacey is excited for her new role within Reuleaux and is hoping to inspire more undergraduate researchers to consider publishing.
Wyatt Hinkle, Lead Writing Editor
Wyatt is a fourth-year student studying Biochemistry with minors in Applied Math, Biology, and Public Affairs. He has a passion for exploration through travel, reading, and education, and his favorite moments are those spent nestled within a good story. On campus, Wyatt works with Reuleaux and the Writing Center to help writers uncover their stories and share them with the world.
James Talbott, Graphic Design Editor
James is a third-year student studying Electrical Engineering. Originally from Houston, Texas, he has liked hiking and skiing in Colorado. He is involved around campus through RHA and various choirs. This is his third year in Reuleaux helping to showcase the achievements of the undergraduate researchers. James has enjoyed learning more about the research being conducted around campus through his involvement with the journal.
Alexandra D'Aquila, Page Layout Editor
Allie D’Aquila is a second year studying chemical engineering with a biological track and minoring in public affairs. In addition to Reuleaux, Allie participates in the Mines Mining Competition team and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She is also a teaching assistant for the Thorson first year honors program. After graduating from Mines, Allie would like to pursue a career in pharmaceutical research and development. Allie found Reuleaux through the McBride honors program and joined in order to feed her passion for journalism and hone her art skills as the graphic design editor; she hopes that the journal will inspire more students to pursue undergraduate research and publishing.
Alexander Hopkins, Librarian
Alex is a sophmore in Metallurgical and Materials engineering from Littleton, Colorado. Outside of class, he plays board games and Dungeons and Dragons with his friends and family. He also likes to hike and play soccer. He is excited to continue learning about the research scene on campus in the next few years with both the MURF program and Reuleaux.
Keegan Harford, Communication Chair
Keegan is a Freshman in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Thornton, Colorado. Since going to EMT school during high school, he has pursued research in the fields of medicine and biomaterials. Because of his volleyball class at Mines, he has started to play the game all the time. He thinks Reuleaux is an amazing way to learn about and get involved in the research that goes on at Mines.
Tyler Pritchard, Secretary
Tyler is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering at Mines. When Tyler isn’t in the lab or working with Mines Sustainability to make campus greener, he is out enjoying nature. Since starting at Mines, Tyler has cared deeply about scientific writing that is accessible, engaging, and useful. In his efforts with Reuleaux, he has worked to champion a new type of scientific writing that makes knowledge more widely-available for everyone!
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