Author: Katharyn Peterman

Weaving the Complex Fabric of Research

Stefanie Tompkins, former acting deputy director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), joined Mines in early February 2018 as the school’s vice president of research and technology transfer. Tompkins will lead Mines’ efforts to expand the reach and impact of the projects it conducts for industry and government. Shortly after she arrived on campus, Tompkins sat down with Mines Magazine to discuss what she believes the future looks like for research at Mines.  Why did you decide to join Mines? It’s complicated. I spent my career in a combination of national service and science and technology...

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Engineering Unleashed

Mines is now an official partner of the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), an organization focused on preparing engineering students with an entrepreneurial mindset who can create personal, economic and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work.  Partnering with KEEN brings access to resources that will broaden and improve entrepreneurial education on the Mines campus. This includes equipping faculty with the tools to incorporate entrepreneurial concepts into the curriculum, as well as funding for other related initiatives.  According to KEEN’s website, there are three core components of an entrepreneurial mindset, referred to as the “3C’s:” curiosity, connections and...

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