Author: Mines magazine

In Brief…

Mines’ “Trusty Trussers” steel bridge team won first place at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Rocky Mountain Regional Conference in April. Seniors Karlyn Adams, Luke Frash, Zachary Grabowski, Daniel Kane, Jackye Lagen and Bailey Smith’s 1:10 scale model bridge incorporated a unique wishbone truss design. At the national competition in May, the team took 24th. David W. M. Marr, faculty member since 1995 and co-director of the Center for Microintegrated Optics for Advancing Bioimaging and Control, is now head of the Chemical Engineering Department. John McCray, Mines professor since 1998 and director of the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Graduate Program, has taken over as director of the Environmental Science and Engineering Division. Two graduate students have been awarded prestigious three-year Department of Energy fellowships: Ann Deml (Materials Science) and Greg Lehnhoff (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering). With a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation award, Mines and Worcester Polytechnic Institute established the first center dedicated to sustainable metals recovery and recycling in the U.S. – the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3). Hallgerd Eydal, a post-doctoral research scientist in the Environmental Science and Engineering Division, was awarded a three-year Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Union. Studying the microbes and viruses in Yellowstone hot springs, she will spend two years at Mines, followed by one year at the University of Bergen, Norway. Burke Fort, director of Mines’...

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Student Leaders Tackle Tough Choices

Students enrolled in Mines’ popular Special Studies in Leadership & Small Group Dynamics class were given an interesting task last semester: distribute nearly $4,000 in cash to deserving student groups on campus. This was no hypothetical exercise. The funds were donated by alumni who responded to a targeted solicitation from the CSM Foundation. “We reached out to a younger group of alumni,” said Sara Pond, associate director of annual giving, “and got a great response.” The $4,000 was given by Kevin Duffy ’09, Travis Johnson ’03, Aprill Nelson ’08, Megan Starr ’06 and a fifth, anonymous donor. “This year we refined the community service aspect of the class by gearing it more toward the Mines community and providing a hands-on leadership learning opportunity,” said Marie Hornickel, course facilitator and associate director of student activities. Course participants broke into committees, developed a grant process, and marketed the opportunity to their peers. More than 35 of Mines’ approximately 150 student groups applied for funding, a third of which were selected for interviews. Student Mike Marlow explains, “We were looking for groups with a well-defined purpose for the grants – groups that probably wouldn’t be able to do without these funds and who would really benefit Mines.” Six campus groups were awarded grants: Engineers Without Borders: water filtration system development for Navajo Tribe Student Society of Geophysicists: aid for Haiti Association of...

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Wallace Bequest Casts Benefits Across Campus

Stewart R. Wallace (1919-2009), former chief geologist for the Climax Molybdenum Company and one-time president of the Society of Economic Geologists, made a bequest in excess of $1.7 million to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation to be divided between scholarships for geology students, support for the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering and unrestricted support for the university. Wallace, a graduate of Dartmouth and the University of Michigan, grew involved with the school during his...

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