Engineering is a profession that directly impacts the livelihood of people. No matter what the field or type of engineering, each and every engineer works on solving problems that impede the growth of society. One specific area of expertise that an engineer can further help people is humanitarian engineering, where workers go out and specifically complete projects that directly benefit a population. Dr. Jessica Kaminsky, newly inducted PhD at the University of Washington Seattle and long-time expert on humanitarian engineering, encouraged students to research more into these job possibilities while also offering advice on how to get started.
Shortly after releasing 26 Palestinian convicts, Israeli officials declared plans to build a new settlement in the East Jerusalem sector. Plans include building over 1500 housing units, fully furnished with public works and relaxing garden areas. This expansion could house thousands of displaced people in the region. Palestinian authorities responded with outrage at the news.
Mad scientists not only live on campus; they live right down the road in Golden, too. Lauryn Baranowski, researcher at the National Renewable Energy lab, took the opportunity to go into depth as to what actually goes on in the field of cutting-edge research today.
“This filmmaking dream is nice, but you really need to get yourself a practical degree first,” Dr. Chris Springfield’s father told him when he announced he was going to work in animation after seeing “Star Wars.” Springfield followed his father’s advice and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from CSM and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology. He is also a Walt Disney Animation Studios Lighting Supervisor and an Academy Award Winner.
Australia’s energy landscape is rapidly evolving as the country works to move away from fossil fuel dependency and toward renewable resources such as wind energy, solar energy, and hydrogen fuel cells. Ken Baldwin, professor at the Australia National University (ANU) and director of the ANU Energy Change Institute, visited Colorado School of Mines on Oct. 30 to share about ANU’s energy research and predictions for Australia’s energy future.
Thomas Ivey, an applied mathematics professor from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, currently serving as a visiting discrete math professor in Boulder, shared some highlights from his most recent research project this Friday afternoon at this week’s AMS colloquium.
In modern culture, classical music remains an unfamiliar genre of entertainment that most young adults do not partake in. While the pieces the Colorado Symphony Orchestra performed last Friday are over hundreds of years old, the life, energy, and passion Denver’s own orchestra interjects into these age-old compositions truly brings the music to life.
Of the 30% of CSM students who are from out-of-state, the majority are from Texas, but Californians are represented well. Junior Roy Bowling is one of these. Roy’s love of physics drew him to Mines, but he now is one of about 30 geophysics geeks in his class. The Oredigger found some time to talk to Roy after his Magnetic Methods exam.
Almost everyone reading this has had to go through the college admissions process. For many, the admissions process is the happiest day of their life, and for others it is one of the worst. Trying to figure out “the secret” to acceptance is the basis for the application and the movie “Admission.” Admission is a movie staring Tina Fay and Paul Rudd, directed by Paul Weitz. The movie is about an initially heartless Princeton admissions officer, Portia Nathan. She believes she has the perfect life, no kids, english-professor long-term boyfriend and almost at the top in the admissions office.
A Black Forest layer cake is sweet, tangy, delicious and everything in between. Devil food chocolate sheet cake is held together by layers of cherry glaze, creating a tingling sensation on the tongue. Dark chocolate icing graces the exterior, complimenting the varying palate with a smooth finish. Adding nuts can satisfy the sweet and salty lovers as well as putting an interesting twist on a cake. Originating in Germany, this modern adaption has been simplified to meet the average college student’s time and budget. The recipe serves many, so make sure to prepare for a lot of hungry friends!