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February 2019

La Batea: Exploring Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Colombia

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arthur Lakes Library, 1410 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Artisanal and small-scale gold miners in Colombia (also variously known as “informal,” “illegal,” “criminal,” “traditional,” and “ancestral” miners) are often caught between large-scale, transnational mining companies and the state on the one hand and anti-mining activists on the other. Both sides tend to lump together and stigmatize these workers and the activities who represent them, depicting them as thugs, polluters, or simply anachronisms. In this project by a non-fiction photographer and anthropologist, we seek to break apart this stigmatized category…

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Physics colloquium-“Toward a 100% Renewable Power Grid: Reality or Rhetoric?”

February 26 @ 4:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Paul Denholm NREL Abstract:  There is growing interest, along with many state and local policy initiatives, for various regions to derive 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. But there are a number of economic and technical challenges associated with making this a reality. This talk will focus on three of the big challenges to increasing our use of wind and solar energy on the power grid. First, how can we maintain a cost-effective grid with large amounts of wind…

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The Joe Eazor Executive in Residence Seminar Series: Week 3

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Leadership challenges of the entrepreneurial sector Experienced “small” business leaders reflect on leadership challenges in the world of startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital. Mik Bertolli – Chief Science Officer, Avrio Analytics – BS in Engineering Physics from Mines, 2006; MS in Applied Physics from Mines; and PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, University of Tennessee - Knoxville Chic Naumer – CEO, CiviCore – BA in Economics, Pomona College, 1988; Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and…

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Nuclear Science Energy Distinguished Lecturer Mark Peters

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hill Hall, 920 15th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Please join us to hear Dr. Mark Peters' presentation: What is the Future of Nuclear Energy? Dr. Peters is a laboratory director at the Idaho National Laboratory and serves as a senior advisor to the US Department of Energy on nuclear energy technologies and research and development programs, and nuclear waste management. Peters was honored in 2015 as a Fellow of the Nuclear Society for outstanding accomplishments in the area of nuclear science and technology.

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PE Guest Speaker: Pipeline Integrity

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Everyone is welcome! Presented by Dr. Mike Kirkwood of T.D.Williamson. If you want to know more about Midstream Industry, what are the new technologies and job opportunities in Midstream, come and join us in PEGN 463 for our invited guest presentations from the industry!

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