Articles by Abby Zimmerman

I'm a Colorado native and a sophomore in mechanical engineering. I love math and science, but also enjoy to read and write. Some of my favorite activities include being outside on warm days and getting overly-attached to fictional characters. I'm a total nerd, but consider that to be an achievement. I'll be focusing on writing about science news for the Oredigger, so if you're working on something awesome or know someone who is, just let me know! Feel free to shoot me an email at

First Annual Day of Service

On August 20th, 900 incoming Mines students completed over 1,000 hours of community service at more than 25 locations around the Golden community. This first annual “Day of Service” was implemented and organized by Mines senior and Lead Peer Mentor, Dana Steiner. In October, Steiner was awarded with the first-ever Mayor’s Goldmine Award for Excellence…

The Human-Centered Design Studio

While senior design projects are inherently innovative, one team is tackling disability-related barriers with a special project this semester. The Human Centered Design Studio (HCDS) team consists of 26 Mechanical and Electrical engineering students working on a variety of adaptive sports equipment projects that will allow people with disabilities to participate in activities that they…

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…

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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