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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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SME student chapter recognized

Mines’ Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) student chapter was recently recognized nationally as the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) student chapter of the year at the annual SME National conference on Feb. 23-Mar. 1 in Minneapolis. MEC works to “identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.” THE MEC SME Student Chapter Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of a SME student chapter for accomplishments in community outreach and education on mineral and mining topics that serve the MEC...

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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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