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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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On Our Wall: What kind of car did you drive when you were in college?

“I drove a 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 at Mines. The first car I ever built and drove was a chopped and hacked 1931 Chevy Legend; I started on it at age 11.” -Greg Widgery ’10   “1992 Mazda Protege, a stick shift I bought in 2000 at the end of my freshman year. It was all I could afford (barely), but I didn’t know how to drive a stick, so Xaviea Bell ’04 had to test drive it and drive it home for me.” -Glenda Bell ’03   “1993 full-size Chevy Blazer. It’s still in my driveway and runs...

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A Conversation with Dyke Howell ’63

Dyke Howell ’63 had a significant impact on some of the nation’s most well-known infrastructure projects during a 30-year career in the industry, working on the Interstate 70 tunnels through Glenwood Canyon in Colorado, the Milwaukee Metro Sewerage Department’s North Shore Tunnel, and the elevator shaft for the new Hoover Dam visitor’s center, just to name a few. We asked Howell, co-founder of Frontier Constructors, which is now known as Frontier-Kemper Constructors, a few questions about his career and how he’s seen underground construction and tunneling develop over the last 50 years. Q: How did you get into the...

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I-Day: Celebrating Culture

Mines’ international students hosted International Day in November 2017, a celebration of culture and diversity, where the local community enjoyed food, performances and learned about the various cultures represented at Mines. More than 1,300 people supported Mines’ students, making the event one of the largest I-Days in the history of the event. Several cultural acts performed at the celebration, including the Denver-based Jasmine Flower Chinese Dance...

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