Author: Agata Bogucka

Reaching New Heights: Humanitarian Engineering expands to include a new minor

The Humanitarian Engineering Program at Mines is evolving. Having originated as a minor offered through the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (now the Division of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences), the program has moved into the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences (CECS) and grown to encompass two minors: the original Humanitarian Engineering (HE) and the new Leadership for Social Responsibility (LSR) minor. The LSR minor aims to serve students passionate about working for the well-being of communities from within corporate environments. HE and LSR will also be two focus areas in the revised Bachelor of Science in Engineering...

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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Daring Students to Change the World

Over two decades after his show aired on PBS and took the ’90s by storm, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” is still a hit among science enthusiasts, especially the millennials who grew up watching him. On October 5, 2016, Nye visited Mines to speak to a sold-out crowd of students, alumni, faculty and staff as part of the President’s Distinguished Lecture series and kickoff to the 2016 Homecoming festivities. “It was a childhood dream come true,” said sophomore Victoria Martinez-Vivot. Martinez-Vivot got the opportunity to meet Bill Nye prior to the talk, due to her role as MAC Co-Publicity Chair. Nye’s talk focused on the biggest problems facing our planet and what society, especially...

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