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Hooked on Forging

On Sept. 14 and Oct. 21 several mines students and faculty gathered at local blacksmith Dan McNeil’s shop for their first hands-on forging experience. These two forging events were geared towards introducing new members of the Colorado School of Mines Materials Advantage Club (CSMMAC) bladesmithing team to the art of forging. The bladesmithing team is […]

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RASC-AL Teams Work Towards National Competition

Last year, the Colorado School of Mines placed second in the nation in an annual NASA competition that challenged teams to develop a plan for extracting water from Mars. This enormous achievement has inspired Mines to increase its efforts, forming not one, but three student competition teams and one senior design team to attempt to […]

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Mines’ Hyperloop Team Prepares for 2018 Competition

As Colorado and other states face the challenges of increased population in cities from urbanization, traffic and morning commutes continue to get worse. Additionally, cars are the main contributor to greenhouse gases in the United States. What if there was a battery powered mode of transportation that allowed a person to travel from Denver to […]

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oSTEM Leadership: Advocates for Change

Mines oSTEM club advocates for students all year, and they have undoubtedly made the campus a safer place for LGBTQ+ individuals. Earlier this semester, they hosted Ally Week: a series of events intended to educate individuals on the best way to be allies. Which prompted the discussion with oSTEM leadership: What makes a good ally? […]

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Spring Semester Class Offers Academic Credit for Volunteering

For students looking for a class to fill their LAIS credits this next spring, “Community Engagement through Service Learning” (LAIS376/HNRS476) should be a consideration. This class, co-taught by Professor Ed Cecil from the physics department, and his wife, Meridee Cecil, aims to introduce students to their community through immersion. “Community Engagement through Service Learning” is […]

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CERSE Hosts Sessions at the Edgar Mine

While mining mascots Blaster the Burro and Marvin the Miner decorate CSM logos and make appearances at sporting events, those in the College of Applied Science and Engineering or the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences might not consider the significance of mining and earth resources very frequently. The College of Earth Resource Sciences and […]

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Raising Suicide Awareness on Campus

With the constant stress of high stakes testing, career planning, and group projects, many Mines students frequently find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. While some stress is normal, negative feelings can sometimes spiral into depression, anxiety, or even suicidal thought patterns. Several campus and community organizations are thus working together to continue the discussion of suicide […]