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To Nepal and Back

In Mines Magazine’s last issue, we introduced readers to a group of Mines students who traveled to Nepal over winter break with an organization called Hike for Help. Those students reflected on their experiences and described what the trip meant to them. Read the full article...

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Humans of Mines

Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, Colorado School of Mines created a photo-storytelling project, called Humans of Mines. The project features a different student, faculty, staff or alumnus and a bit of their personal story every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Facebook. With more than 2,500 followers in the first year, the project has become a source of pride in the community, as we share what we love most about Mines and our individual experience. For more stories, follow the project at Paige Bowling Chemical and Biochemical Engineering/Chemistry and Biochemistry Class of 2018 “My grandmother had Alzheimer’s, and she actually passed...

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Finding Connections and Making an Impact

It is the pleasure of Colorado School of Mines and the Mines Alumni Association to formally introduce and welcome the new Executive Director of the Alumni Association, Mines alumnus Damian Friend. To get to know Damian and share a bit of his story, Mines Magazine sat down with him for an informal discussion about his time at Mines and his new role. Damian C. Friend Hometown: Denver, Colorado Education: BS Geological Engineering Start Date at Mines: October 17, 2016 What did you enjoy most about being a Mines student? My favorite courses were in geology. I really enjoyed the outdoors, so the geology...

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Painting With Light

“Light and colors have always fascinated me since I started photography four years ago,” said Mines student Ronald Kem, (economics and business, Class of 2018). Recently, he has been experimenting with new techniques to create interesting images, such as light painting using a pixelstick. The tool is a six-foot-long metal device that houses 198 LED lights and can be programmed to change into a wide range of different colors that seamlessly paint images, designs and animation on long exposure photos. This photo was shot on the bridge over Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado. With the help of his friend and fellow Mines student Brendan Pattison, Kem shot the photo...

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Homecoming 2016: Ignite the Night

This fall’s annual homecoming festivities welcomed Orediggers back to campus to celebrate and reminisce on the memories and experiences Mines students and alumni share. The special weekend was kicked off with the President’s Distinguished Lecture featuring Bill Nye, with a call for today’s students to be the next great generation. Alumni hiked to the M to watch the sun rise, attended classes to see how teaching techniques have changed since they were students and danced to bluegrass while enjoying barbecue during Boots & Barrels, the alumni party. By popular demand, President Paul C. Johnson and the Mines Activities Council brought back the bonfire this year, an event that fired up students and alumni the night before the big game. The traditional parade, tailgate and football victory capped off the weekend. The Class of 1966 celebrated their milestone 50th reunion while other classes hosted dinners that allowed alumni to mingle with their classmates. To join the fun of Homecoming 2017, stay tuned...

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