Daily Archives: May 12, 2016


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…

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…


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…

Humanitariain Engineering

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…

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….

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