The following article is part of a recurring segment in which the Oredigger reviews a department on campus by interviewing the department head and surveying current seniors. To see more articles in this segment click here. The Oredigger sat down with Bettina Voelker this week to discuss the state of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department…
The following article is part of a recurring segment in which the Oredigger reviews a department on campus by interviewing the department head and surveying current seniors. To see more articles in this segment click here. For our next instalment of Department in Review, the Oredigger sat down with Susan Reynolds to discuss the state…
The following article is part of a recurring segment in which the Oredigger reviews a department on campus by interviewing the department head and surveying current seniors. To see more articles in this segment click here. Number of Undergraduate Students: 153 Number of Graduate Students: 100 Male to Female Ratio: 3.5:1 Employment Rate: 100% Average…
For Mines seniors, their final year at Mines can be a stressful time. Not only are students trying to figure out what to do upon graduation, but they are also usually in the middle of senior design projects. In the geophysics department, students choose their own projects to research for one or two semesters and, while geophysics is usually concerned with what is beneath the earth, the students are allowed to explore different fields and research what interests them. The Oredigger sat down with geophysics student Katerina Gonzales to ask her about her research.
The student/professor ratio is about 9:1.
There are 150 undergraduate students and 183 graduate students in the department as well as 17 faculty members.
The average starting salary (as of 2012) for undergrads is $55,000 whereas for graduate students, it is $95,000, and the employment rate within the department is 80% for undergrads and mid to high 90s for graduate students.
The 2014 RMAC Golf Championship took place this past week in Goodyear, Arizona and the Orediggers finished eighth out of nine teams. After the first day of competition, the Orediggers were sitting in sixth place after two rounds of play, but in the final round of play on day two, Mines went +13 for the round to fall to eighth. The number seven team in the nation, Western New Mexico, lead from start to finish and captured the RMAC championship.
The Colorado School of Mines softball team squared off against RMAC rival Metro State (25-11, 19-8 RMAC) in a four game set this weekend (two Friday and two Saturday) and after dominating the first game of the series, dropped the next three to fall to 16-21 on the season and 12-20 in conference.
The Colorado School of Mines men’s and women’s track teams had a busy week competing in three different events over the past week on a west coast swing. While some of the team was at the Mt. SAC Relays, a few runners headed to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California to compete in the Bryan Clay invitational.
With bad weather in the forecast on Sunday, the Colorado School of Mines softball team had their games rescheduled to a Friday-Saturday series with two games each day. Blessed with beautiful weather both Friday and Saturday, Mines took three of the four games to improve their record to 15-22 and 11-17 in the RMAC.