Mines’ section of the Society of Women Engineers (the largest student section in the country at 545 members) received three awards at the organization’s 2012 national conference.

In December, Adjunct Professor William Fleckenstein ’86, MS ’88, PhD ’00 was appointed interim department head of the Petroleum Engineering Department.

Colorado School of Mines and Yale University researchers were awarded $2.6 million by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy for a study aimed at lowering the cost of electricity.

The National Science Foundation has awarded Colorado School of Mines a $3.9 million Partnerships for International Research and Education grant to advance knowledge on earth dam and levee sustainability, a topic with broad relevance to issues such as flood protection, clean water supply and hydropower.

The Chinese Ministry of Education awarded a $720,000 grant to support an international solar research partnership, that includes Professor Mark Lusk.