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Engineering Culture Contributes to Lack of Diversity

That vague, mysterious phrase—“diversity in STEM fields”—has swept across the academic community like wildfire in recent years. It is a major part of the “Mines 2014-2024 Strategic plan”. This plan outlines the programs and research opportunities designed for underrepresented groups, and the conversations that abound from the enrollment statistics released each year. “Having different ideas […]

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Past, Present, and Future of Women at Mines

Since Mines’ founding in 1874, women have had a lasting impact on this campus. Many noteworthy women have graduated from this school. Today, Mines boasts a female population active in all sorts of roles across campus, in all ages and fields of study. In the first 75 years of Mines’ history, only four women graduated […]

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The Oredigger Revisited: Dating Tips from 1956

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Multicultural Engineering Program Gives Voice to Underrepresented Students

For the last 27 years, the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) has worked to create a more inclusive community at Mines by providing resources to under-represented students in engineering. By supporting these students, the MEP helps to foster campus diversity. MEP supports five professional societies. Including American Indian Science and Engineering Society, National Society of Black […]

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Diversity is More Than Superficial Characteristics

When you hear the word “diversity”, what come to mind? Maybe you think of race. Maybe you think of gender. Maybe you think of religion. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has several different definitions of diversity, but the very first one listed is “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” In this […]

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oSTEM Efforts Gain Support on Campus

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is the only student organization that exists on campus to support and promote awareness of LGBTQ (lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer) people on Campus. “We’re oSTEM, so we include the LGBTQ people on campus. We don’t play a traditional role in diversity, but we take a more […]

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A-Line Train a Great Benefit for Students

Out of state students rejoice! On April 22, 2016, RTD opened the new University of Colorado A-Line light rail track with service to the airport. This line has been highly anticipated by Colorado residents everywhere and will make travel easier for many. Mines students in particular should be excited about this addition to the light […]

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Creative Outlets Could Benefit Engineering Students

Diversity in the arts is one thing that Mines is severely lacking. According to Orgsync, there are only 8, out of 201, clubs that that seem to be based in the arts, whether creative writing, drawing, acting, or knitting. This is a significantly smaller proportion than at most other schools. There is a misguided mindset […]

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Humanitarian Engineering Major Proposal

As Mines continues to lead in engineering education, faculty members are working to provide new opportunities for students through a proposed Humanitarian Engineering (HE) major. “Many people think that the time has come to have the first major—a full fledged bachelor’s degree with 128 credits or so—in Humanitarian Engineering,” explained Dr. Juan Lucena, Director of […]

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Hydrogel Research and the Learning Process

Dr. Melissa Krebs, Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department, runs a research lab that specializes in tissue engineering and biological projects. Lyndsey Babcock, a junior in biochemistry, has been working in the lab since her senior year of high school in 2012. Babcock started out her research working with a graduate student. […]