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Club Spotlight: Club for Creative Anachronism

As they study the latest technological and engineering developments, some Mines students simultaneously practice the arts and sciences of the medieval time period. Scola Metallorum, which translates to “School of Metals,” is the CSM student chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). “The SCA is a huge international organization,” stated Alex Abrams-Flohr, a sophomore […]

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Students Enjoy Food, Games, and Dinosaurs at the Annual E-Days Carnival

As the sun made a late E-Days appearance Saturday afternoon, students, faculty, and Golden community members gathered on the IM fields to celebrate the annual carnival. The “So What Brothers” band played a mix of lively music for the occasion. Mines’ organizations sponsored several carnival games and activities, including a bean bag game about consent […]

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Mines Students Testify on Bill to End Conversion Therapy

While the legislative process may sometimes seem far removed from engineering, two Mines students are utilizing their experiences and involvement to advocate for the abolition of conversion therapy. Colorado HB1156 prohibits licensed health professionals from performing conversion therapy on patients under the age of 18. The bill defines conversion therapy as “efforts that seek to […]

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At Long Last: A Parking Garage to Reshape Campus Parking

With increasing student enrollment, loss of parking due to construction, and changes to the City of Golden’s parking regulations, Mines faces a parking strain likely to worsen in the next several years. As such, campus architects have proposed the addition of a parking garage by fall 2019 and will officially present plans for Board of […]

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Mines Supports Students Eager to Solve Grand Challenges

From making solar energy economical, to preventing nuclear terror, the engineers of the future have a number of difficult tasks to contend with. While traditional engineering degrees equip students with technical knowledge and training, the Engineering Grand Challenges Program seeks to give students the specific mindset, experiences, and inspiration necessary to tackle the world’s most […]

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New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kristoph-Dietrich Kinzli

Embodying the true meaning or “coming full circle,” Dr. Kristoph-Dietrich Kinzli stepped back onto the Mines’ campus this year after touring as a prospective student almost two decades ago. “When I applied to colleges, I actually applied at Mines and at CSU and CSU gave me more scholarship money,” Kinzli stated. CSU proved to be […]

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Canvas to Replace Blackboard Next Semester

Students and faculty frustrated with Blackboard’s organization and performance may be excited by upcoming technological developments on campus. Next semester, Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) will gradually be phased in to replace Blackboard, the current LMS. By Summer 2017, Blackboard will no longer be available and all courses that currently use Blackboard will instead utilize […]

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CEO Questions Ethical Computing Future

“What are the implications of the computing world—as some people see it—having taken over the world?” Dr. Bobby Schnabel asked a large group of students and professors at a computer science colloquium last Tuesday. Currently the CEO of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Schnabel described the evolution of computer science in relation to society […]

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GoldMine Offers Crowdfunding Platform for Projects at Mines

Fundraising can often be a difficult task for busy students, but a new crowdfunding platform can help members of the Mines community make their projects a reality. The Gold Mine, officially launched in early October, features campus projects and helps connect them with donors. “The whole concept behind crowdfunding is reaching out to a large […]

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Mines Alumni Spotlight: James Tyree

While STEM fields may sometimes seem far removed from the political sphere, CSM alum James Tyree is using his environmental engineering knowledge to benefit important policy development. Originally from Corpus Christi, Tyree graduated from Mines in 2007 with a B.S. in engineering with an environmental specialty and the McBride Honors minor in Public Affairs. “There […]