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Stepping in front of the camera

Vy Duong, a civil engineering major with a double minor in humanitarian engineering and public affairs, has done her fair share of traveling. Last fall, she studied abroad in Vietnam and visited Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex during one of her breaks. “Trang An is a really gorgeous place, physically and historically” Duong said. She was inspired to pick up her camera. The photo above shows a local who provides boat tours. Duong explained that often, much of the standard fee tourists pay for boat rides goes to the company running the tours rather than the guides themselves. Instead,...

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Taking an Interest

The Aerospace Interest Group has been participating in, co-sponsoring and planning many events. Recently, members were panelists and presenters at an Engineers Week event held at Mines and sponsored by Lockheed Martin on Feb. 16, 2018. In May, the interest group is co-sponsoring a Young Professionals Networking Event with the Rocky Mountain Section of AIAA. Additionally, the group is working with DiggerLoop, the Mines Hyperloop team, as they head to the finals of the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop competition in July. The group is also planning Trajectories 2018, after last year’s successful inaugural networking event. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Interest...

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Lost at Sea-Days

Since 1934, Mines students have put the stress of studying aside each spring to celebrate Engineering Days (E-Days), uniting the local Mines community in honor of our unique history, traditions, and unflappable Oredigger...

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Alumni Awards

The Mines alumni association honors various individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the school and/or the alumni association. The 2017 recipients were announced at the M Club on Campus Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Young Alumna Award – Dr. Kat M. Steele ’07 Dr. Kat M. Steele ’07 was selected for this award, presented to a young alumnus or alumna whose accomplishments have reflected favorably on the school and the alumni association. Kat earned her BS in Engineering in 2007 from the Colorado School of Mines and went on to receive her MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. As a student at Mines she was a member of the Blue Key Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi and a McBride Honors Program. Wanting to integrate her engineering and medical backgrounds, she worked in multiple hospitals including the Denver Children’s Hospital, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Kat currently is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. She leads the Ability & Innovation Lab, which integrates dynamic musculoskeletal simulation, motion analysis, medical imaging, and device design to understand and improve movement for individuals who have had a neurologic injury, with a focus on cerebral palsy and stroke. She also co-directs AccessEngineering, an NSF-supported program that aims to encourage individuals with disabilities to pursue careers in engineering and teach all...

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Restoring the Hoffman Murals

When the series of murals painted by Irwin D. Hoffman was damaged by a leaking roof in the Mines Geology Museum, Mines called on art conservator Cindy Lawrence to help restore the paintings. Mines Magazine talked to Lawrence about her process and how she was able to preserve Hoffman’s work. How did you get into art conservation? Why did this field appeal to you? My mom is an artist, and I grew up making art. I loved studying art history, and I volunteered and worked in social work starting in high school. I first discovered the field by chance,...

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