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Mines Supports Students Eager to Solve Grand Challenges

From making solar energy economical, to preventing nuclear terror, the engineers of the future have a number of difficult tasks to contend with. While traditional engineering degrees equip students with technical knowledge and training, the Engineering Grand Challenges Program seeks to give students the specific mindset, experiences, and inspiration necessary to tackle the world’s most…

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Canvas to Replace Blackboard Next Semester

Students and faculty frustrated with Blackboard’s organization and performance may be excited by upcoming technological developments on campus. Next semester, Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) will gradually be phased in to replace Blackboard, the current LMS. By Summer 2017, Blackboard will no longer be available and all courses that currently use Blackboard will instead utilize…

Mines Struggles to Begin Sustainability Efforts

The Sustainability Committee on campus serves to promote sustainability at Mines. It works to direct research, teaching, and facilities towards environmental impact awareness. According to Kathryn Roberts who has served on the committee and works closely with the group, “It’s never really gotten off of the ground.” Roberts explained that the committee has recently made…

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