The Three Rs of Pandemic Ethics

Restrictions, Rationing and Responsibilities: the three R’s of pandemic ethics  The COVID-19 pandemic has generated numerous ethical challenges, from triage in the event of severe resource shortages, to ensuring the safety of essential workers, to saving lives while also preserving livelihoods. Dr Wynia will explore some of the most contentious issues faced and the most […]

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Exploring Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

This interactive workshop unpacks implicit/unconscious bias, invites participants to consider their own biases and the ways biases manifest in an organization. Specific strategies and skill-building are offered for minimizing them on both personal and organizational levels. Workshop facilitated by Dena Samuels from Dena Samuels Consulting. Intended audience: Mines faculty, staff and students Register using the […]

Physics colloquium-“The Life and Death of the Free Neutron”

Nadia Fomin University of Tennessee, Knoxville Abstract: Neutron beta decay is an archetype for all semi-leptonic charged-current weak processes. A precise value for the neutron lifetime is required for consistency tests of the Standard Model and is needed to predict the primordial 4He abundance from the theory of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. Other parameters from neutron […]

Payne Institute Webinar: Energy vs. Climate – The New Hydrogen Economy: Pathway or Panacea?

Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, on the Energy vs. Climate series for a webinar titled The New Hydrogen Economy: Pathway or Panacea? on Wednesday, September 23rd from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT. TOPIC: THE NEW HYDROGEN ECONOMY: PATHWAY OR PANACEA? HOSTED BY: ENERGY VS. CLIMATE, A PAYNE INSTITUTE […]

#OrediggersForEquity

Every Monday, the Mines community sets aside 30 minutes to learn more about racial equity in STEM. Orediggers unite to support an equitable and just campus community. Share what you're doing with others by using #OrediggersForEquity. Need some ideas? Check out Mines DI&A's advocates for racial equity resources.

Power Planning in the Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Please join the IGC (International Growth Centre) and the Payne Institute on Monday, September 28, 2020 at starting at 7:45am MT for a discussion on the State of Fragility. Payne Director Morgan Bazilian will speak on Power Planning in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States. TOPIC: POWER PLANNING IN THE FRAGILE AND CONFLICT-AFFECTED STATES SPEAKER: PAYNE DIRECTOR MORGAN BAZILIAN […]

Mindful Monday – Virtual

Welcome! Mindful Mondays will continue for Fall 2020 as a drop-in guided mindfulness meditation for all Mines students, faculty, and staff. No experience necessary, all are welcome, come as you are! Our Kick-Off Meeting will be held via ZOOM, join us virtually here as we take care of ourselves as Orediggers. Held every Monday from […]

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Minimizing Microaggressions

Through interactive skill-building group work, this professional development opportunity discusses how to challenge microaggressions (unintentional slights or invalidations often directed toward members of underrepresented communities) when they arise and how to become agents of change. Workshop facilitated by Dena Samuels from Dena Samuels Consulting. Intended audience: Mines faculty, staff and students Register using the link […]

Physics colloquium-“Mines Physics and the Solar Decathlon”

Tim Ohno Colorado School of Mines, Department of Physics Abstract:  A year ago, the Mines Physics Department led a student team to compete in Morocco in the inaugural Solar Decathlon Africa.  The engineering and science that lead to the victory in this project will be discussed, along with the tale of the international adventure that […]

Payne Institute and Alberta Power Symposium

Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon presenting Achieving Net Zero: The Renewable Electricity Act and What to Do Now to Hit Emissions Targets at the Alberta Power Symposium on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 11:30am – 12:30pm MT. TOPIC: ACHIEVING NET ZERO: THE RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY ACT AND WHAT TO DO NOW TO HIT EMISSIONS […]

Payne Institute Webinar: The Possible Role of Natural Gas in Various Energy Transition Pathways

Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Tim Boersma, Non-Resident Fellow at the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy, Director, Sustainability & Strategy Advisory, ABN AMRO, presenting The Possible Role of Natural Gas in Various Energy Transition Pathways on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 10:00am […]

Payne Institute Webinar: The Coming Energy Transformation: Drivers, Consequences, and Implications for Geopolitics

Please join the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian for a presentation titled The Coming Energy Transformation: Drivers, Consequences, and Implications for Geopolitics on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 11:15am  – 12:00pm MDT. Morgan Bazilian will challenge you to consider our role as scientists and global citizens on the road […]

Virtual Concert in the Library: Joe Bourgeois

Arthur Lakes Library 1410 Illinois St., Golden

Please join us for singer-guitarist and Mining Engineering graduate student Joe Bourgeois at the first-ever virtual Concerts at the Library event. A fan favorite at the Concert Series, Joe’s alternative sound is a combination of musicianship, meaningful lyrics and served up with a side of wry humor. Per Joe, “I have played a number of […]

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Reinventing Our Domestic Mineral Supply Chain in a Post-Pandemic World Webinar

Please join the RealClear Politics and the Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 8:30am – 9:30am MT for a webinar titled Reinventing Our Domestic Minerals Supply Chain in a Post-Pandemic World.  The webinar will be an in-depth conversation on the challenges facing the U.S.’ overreliance on mineral imports and domestic mineral production. […]

Graduate Seminar Series

Berthoud Hall 1516 Illinois St., Golden

The Graduate Student Skills Seminar is Scheduled in a Virtual Format Topic: Wellness Skills: Coping with Everyday Pressures in an Academic Environment (What’s Normal, What’s Not) Virtual Meeting Information: Cheryl Ann Medford is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Graduate Seminar Series Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join from PC, Mac, […]

#OrediggersForEquity

Every Monday, the Mines community sets aside 30 minutes to learn more about racial equity in STEM. Orediggers unite to support an equitable and just campus community. Share what you're doing with others by using #OrediggersForEquity. Need some ideas? Check out Mines DI&A's advocates for racial equity resources.

Minimizing Microaggressions

Through interactive skill-building group work, this professional development opportunity discusses how to challenge microaggressions (unintentional slights or invalidations often directed toward members of underrepresented communities) when they arise and how to become agents of change. Workshop facilitated by Dena Samuels from Dena Samuels Consulting. Intended audience: Mines faculty, staff and students Register using the link […]

Professional Development Workshops, Week 3

Fall Career Day is now three days: Sept. 15, 16 & Oct. 14 Prepare for Fall Career Day by attending one of the Career Center's workshops or resume reviews with the expert team from the Career Center. These workshops are available to all students virtually and will be both livestreamed and recorded. Please visit DiggerNet […]

Mindful Monday – Virtual

Welcome! Mindful Mondays will continue for Fall 2020 as a drop-in guided mindfulness meditation for all Mines students, faculty, and staff. No experience necessary, all are welcome, come as you are! Our Kick-Off Meeting will be held via ZOOM, join us virtually here as we take care of ourselves as Orediggers. Held every Monday from […]

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Disability Technologies: Ethical Pitfalls and Social Responsibilities

Abstract: People often talk about designing for disabled people as engineering in a humanitarian mode, and designers are lauded for their work to help people when it concerns disability technology. There is resistance to how this work is cast from the disability community. Our community often sees projects developed without rich engagement with the relevant […]

Payne Institute Webinar: Transforming Oil/Gas Companies to Energy Companies: The New Narrative?

Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Advisory Board Member Dr. Atul Arya, Chief Energy Strategist at IHS Markit, presenting Transforming Oil/Gas Companies to Energy Companies: The New Narrative? on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 10:00am – 11:00am MT. TOPIC: TRANSFORMING OIL/GAS COMPANIES TO ENERGY COMPANIES: […]

Physics colloquium-“Understanding the Brain with Adaptive Optics”

Emily Gibson University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Abstract: Understanding how the brain’s complex neural networks perform critical functions and govern behavior, cognition and intuition is a key goal of neuroscience and can lead to improved treatment for various neurological disorders. The development of new tools for studying the brain is critical in this effort. […]

Climate Change, Disability, and Equity: An Evening with Alex Ghenis

As climate change and our understanding of it progresses, it is clear that we will need to reduce our emissions and adapt to new environments and economies. People with disabilities are affected in unique ways by climate change, but are too often left out of plans and actions by stakeholders. Ghenis will contextualize how people […]

Payne Institute Webinar: Scaling Up the Hydrogen Economy: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities for Hydrogen Production and Applications

Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Randolph Bell, Director, Global Energy Center; Richard Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security Atlantic Council, presenting a webinar titled Scaling Up the Hydrogen Economy: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities for Hydrogen Production and Applications on Thursday, October 8, 2020 […]

Contention in the Energy Sector – Webinar

–Please join the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory as they host Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian for a webinar titled Infrastructure Part 1: Contention in the Energy Sector on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 10:00am – 11:00am MT. TOPIC: INFRASTRUCTURE PART 1: CONTENTION IN THE ENERGY SECTOR HOSTED BY: COLORADO ENERGY RESEARCH COLLABORATORY TIME: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 – 10:00AM […]

Critical Materials for Clean Technologies: Canada’s Competitive Edge? Webinar

Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, on the Energy vs. Climate series for a webinar titled Critical Minerals for Clean Technologies: Canada’s Competitive Edge? on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm MT. TOPIC: CRITICAL MINERALS FOR CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES: CANADA’S COMPETITIVE EDGE? HOSTED BY: ENERGY VS. CLIMATE, A PAYNE INSTITUTE PARTNER TIME: THURSDAY, OCTOBER […]

Mines@Catalyst conversation with Veloce Digital – SmartTab

Join us for the conversation with Veloce Digital - SmartTab , a digital medicine company to know about their smart injectables and how they transform into ingestibles for oral biologics and the progress as a startup in the future of digital medicine on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Join Zoom […]

Van Tuyl Lecture (Virtual): Lorena G. Moscardelli, Equinor

Berthoud Hall 1516 Illinois St., Golden

Lorena G. Moscardelli, Equinor Principal Researcher Geology Title: Deep-water Processes and Deposits, from Mass Transport Complexes in Eastern Offshore Trinidad to Mixed Siliciclastic-Carbonate Systems in Offshore Nova Scotia and a Bit More Abstract: According to NASA, only between 5 to 15 percent of the seafloor has been surveyed by traditional sonar techniques. In contrast, Mars […]