Author: Brenda Gillen

The Evolution of a University: A brief look at the changes implemented 50 years ago that helped make Mines the institution it is today

In the 1960s, the United States was in upheaval. President Kennedy had been assassinated, the Civil Rights Movement was underway and America was embroiled in the Vietnam War. Many higher education institutions were forced to adapt to America’s changing social and political scene and meet the evolving needs of its students. But it wasn’t easy. Although it hadn’t happened at Colorado School of Mines, colleges across the country were seeing declining enrollments in mineral engineering programs. When Orlo Childs was in his third year as 11th president of the school, enrollment was at its highest to date with 1,544...

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Mines Receives $1 Million Gift from Freeport-McMoRan Foundation

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation made a $1 million gift to Colorado School of Mines to support extensive renovations and upgrades to the Edgar Mine, the university’s experimental mine facility located in Idaho Springs, Colo. This significant investment by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation will not only strengthen earth sciences education programs at Mines, but also foster ongoing innovation in the mining engineering industry, facilitate expanded training for mine safety and rescue operations, and create a modern facility for experiential learning and community outreach, said Mines President Emeritus Bill Scoggins. We’re grateful for Freeport’s leadership in this endeavor, and we are excited to...

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What Is a Mines Degree Worth?

Colorado School of Mines was ranked first among public institutions for 30-year net return on investment for graduates who paid in-state tuition, and second int he same category for graduates who paid out-of-state tuition.

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Students Design Award-Winning Sound Wall

Mines engineering students designed an award-winning sound-wall that has reduced traffic noise from Sixth Avenue as their Senior Design project. Their project began in 2008, and after construction was completed last spring, the project won the 2010 City of Lakewood Community Sustainability Award for its use of 3,330 recycled tires.

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