Articles by Jared Riemer

Campus Research: Geophysics Senior Design

For Mines seniors, their final year at Mines can be a stressful time. Not only are students trying to figure out what to do upon graduation, but they are also usually in the middle of senior design projects. In the geophysics department, students choose their own projects to research for one or two semesters and, while geophysics is usually concerned with what is beneath the earth, the students are allowed to explore different fields and research what interests them. The Oredigger sat down with geophysics student Katerina Gonzales to ask her about her research.


Department in Review: Geology & Geological Engineering

The student/professor ratio is about 9:1.
There are 150 undergraduate students and 183 graduate students in the department as well as 17 faculty members.
The average starting salary (as of 2012) for undergrads is $55,000 whereas for graduate students, it is $95,000, and the employment rate within the department is 80% for undergrads and mid to high 90s for graduate students.

RMAC Championships

The 2014 RMAC Golf Championship took place this past week in Goodyear, Arizona and the Orediggers finished eighth out of nine teams. After the first day of competition, the Orediggers were sitting in sixth place after two rounds of play, but in the final round of play on day two, Mines went +13 for the round to fall to eighth. The number seven team in the nation, Western New Mexico, lead from start to finish and captured the RMAC championship.

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