DI&A Council Meeting

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden

The purpose of Council meetings is to engage the community in guiding DI&A at Mines and share best practices as we implement our Strategic Plan for diversity, inclusion and access. At each monthly meeting we will: 1) Share best practices: We’ll hear ~5 min/ea overview from 2 units each month on one of their DI&A […]

Physics colloquium-“Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both?”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden

Bharat Ratra Kansas State University, Department of Physics Abstract: Experiments and observations over the two last decades have persuaded cosmologists that (as yet undetected) dark energy is by far the main component of the energy budget of the current universe. I review a few simple dark energy models and compare their predictions to observational data, […]

Mechanical Engineering Seminar: Encapsulated Microbubbles – Michael Calvisi, UCCS

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden

Prof. Michael Calvisi, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs "Dynamics and Control of Encapsulated Ultrasound Microbubbles for Biomedicine" Abstract: Encapsulated microbubbles (EMBs) are widely used to enhance contrast in ultrasound sonography and are emerging as powerful tools for noninvasive therapies ranging from drug and gene delivery to tumor destruction. To use EMBs effectively in biomedical applications […]

HASS Colloquim: Connecting to the Heart: Teaching Value-based Professional Ethics

Stratton Hall 1005 14th St., Golden

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division Colloquium Series Presents Connecting to the Heart: Teaching Value-based Professional Ethics by Roel Snieder & Qin Zhu   Engineering programs in the United States have been experimenting with diverse pedagogical approaches to educating future professional engineers. However, a crucial dimension of ethics education that focuses on the values, personal commitments, and […]

Van Tuyl Lecture: Jane Willenbring, University of California, San Diego

Berthoud Hall 1516 Illinois St., Golden

Jane Willenbring, University of California, San Diego Berthoud 241, 4-5PM Rocks, Regolith, Rain and Rivers: The Dynamic Interaction of Life and Landscape Abstract: Natural landscapes are often viewed as the scenic backdrop on which life grows; when the landscape changes, biota responds passively to this change. A new view is emerging in which landscapes represent […]

Distinguished Seminar Series: Challenges of Unconventional Infill Development

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden

Juan David Estrade Benavides, Schlumberger OneStim Infill development is changing the landscape of North American shales as operators try to avoid bypassing pay in their operating acreage. Although capitalizing on increased drilling and completion efficiencies can reduce development costs, tighter well spacings may limit well performance. Operators that do not carefully plan and design their […]

#MeTooSTEM Seminar & Discussion – Jane Willenbring

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden

Professor Jane Willenbring will discuss her experiences with the #MeToo movement in which her recent high-profile Title IX case played a role. Her talk will be followed by an open discussion period primarily for faculty and administrators, though all are welcome to attend. Coffee and donuts will be served. Dr. Jane Willenbring is an Associate Professor at […]

Free

Growing Up in Science Seminar and Discussion – Jane Willenbring

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden

This talk is part of a global conversational series featuring scientists sharing personal narratives of their career paths and challenges. In order to create a safe space for discussion, this session is reserved for student attendees only. Free lunch will be provided. Dr. Jane Willenbring is an Associate Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Jane is credited with […]

Free

Do Engineering Professors Show Empathy?

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden

Engineering fields face a persistent need to improve inclusion of diverse groups that reflect the broader US population. In order to challenge the homogenous nature of engineering fields, we must: • Focus on creating more inclusive cultures. • Understand and build relationships with individuals who differ from ourselves. • Apply empathy to foster understanding and […]

FREE

QBE Seminar: ‘Unfolding and Refolding of Individual Bacteriorhodopsin Molecules Probed with 1-µs Resolution’

ABSTRACT:  High-precision single-molecule force spectroscopy studies can yield kinetic rate constants, energetics, intermediate states, unfolding pathways, and even a projection of the underlying free-energy landscape. We developed a set of technical advances to atomic force microscopy (AFM) that enabled us to reexamine the unfolding of individual bacteriorhodopsin (bR) molecules embedded in their native lipid bilayer […]

Free

Green’s theorem in seismic imaging across the scales

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden

Dr. Kees Wapenaar, from the Delft University of Technology, will provide this two-lecture course on seismic imaging. The first lecture will cover a variety of imaging methods in a systematic way, using a specific form of Green's theorem. The second session will cover a selection of specific issues in more detail. Learn more.

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NSBE Homecoming: Cultural Celebration

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden

The NSBE cultural celebration is a display of American Black history. There will be an assortment of food that represents the rich diaspora of black culture. There will be a keynote speaker to discuss the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) which gave the right of black men to vote following the Civil War. […]

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Capital Power: Sustainability Strategies and Political Uncertainty

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden

Payne Institute Spring Seminar Series presents Jonathan Sohn, Director, U.S. Government Relations, Capital Power Capital Power: Sustainability Strategies and Political Uncertainty 11:00am-noon | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Marquez Hall 104 Jon Sohn, the head of US government relations for Capital Power, a North American independent power producer, will discuss the policy landscape that influences the […]

No Physics colloquium-consider attending the APS March meeting

The 2020 March Meeting of the American Physical Society is being held in Denver, March 2-6. The APS March Meeting represents one of the largest annual gatherings of physicists and provides a unique opportunity for the professional development of Mines physics students. As a sampling, it includes tutorials, career advice, networking opportunities, a grad school […]

Women’s History Month Luncheon

Green Center 924 16th Street, Golden

Presentation by Becky Stone portraying Maya Angelou. Actor and scholar Becky Stone holds a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and a M.A. from Villanova University in Elementary Educational Counseling. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Ms. Stone became a storyteller upon moving South 37 years ago. Her acting credits include Lime Kiln Arts Theater, […]

Hennebach Program: Why They Come

General Research Lab 1310 Maple St., Golden

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division Hennebach Program Presents WHY THEY COME: a lecture on immigration by Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre   The Hennebach Lecture will discuss the historical, social, and cultural reasons why an immigration crisis currently exists— a crisis which was in the making for almost two hundred years. After a […]

No Country for Natural Resources

Alderson Hall 1613 Illinois St., Golden

Payne Institute Spring Seminar Series presents Scot W. Anderson, Global Head of Energy & Natural Resources Group, Hogan Lovells No Country for Natural Resources 11:00am - noon| Thursday, March 5, 2020 Alderson Hall – Room 134, CO School of Mines In most cases, oil and gas and mining companies develop natural resources under the jurisdiction of […]

ESSS 3/5: Designing Effective Posters

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden

The Emerging Scholars Seminar Series offers weekly seminars on topics that are of interest to undergraduate students. Please join us for the Emerging Scholars Seminar Series (ESSS) with Lauren Shumaker on Thursday, March 5th, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Marquez 122. Lauren Shumaker, Associate Director of the Thorson First Year Honors Program, will be […]

GE Department: Student Research Fair With Geophysics

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden

GE Department: Student Research Fair With Geophysics - Sponsored by ConocoPhillips Thursday, March 5, 4-6pm in the Grand Ballroom, Ben Parker Student Center

CBE Shell Seminar Series: Jonathan Stickel, NREL, Flow, Transport, and Reaction During the Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals: from Hoppers to Bioreactors

Center for Technology and Learning Media (CTLM) 1650 Arapahoe St., Golden

Jonathan Stickel from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will give a talk on "Flow, transport, and reaction during the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to fuels and chemicals: from hoppers to bioreactors."

Free

Concert in the Library – Elizabeth Palmiotti – Classical Piano

Arthur Lakes Library 1410 Illinois St., Golden

Join us for a special performance by classical pianist Elizabeth Palmiotti and help support Mines performing artists! Elizabeth Palmiotti is a 3rd year graduate student in the Materials Science program and a 2017 Mines alum. She began piano lessons when she was 3-1/2 years old at the Music Institute of Long Island under the instruction […]

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QBE Seminar: “Gene Editing, Technology, Person-hood, and Confucian Ethics”

ABSTRACT:  Gene editing technology is critical for nearly all cultures and religions as it challenges the fundamental question: what counts as a person. This presentation will briefly introduce the Confucian concept of personhood and how a Confucian person is related to much broader contexts such as family (including both parents and ancestors), community, nation, and […]

Helluva Service Event

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden

The Helluva Service Event is a student-driven day of service for the City of Golden in Colorado. The Helluva Service Event is a day devoted to giving back to the community and those members that have supported the campus and its population for so long. At the Helluva Service Event, students from all across campus […]

DI&A Council Meeting

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden

The purpose of these meetings is to engage the community in guiding DI&A at Mines and share best practices as we implement our Strategic Plan for diversity, inclusion and access. At each monthly meeting we will: 1) Share best practices: We’ll hear ~5 min/ea overview from 2 units each month on one of their DI&A […]

Global Satellite Studies of Nighttime Lights and Infrared Emitters at Mines

Green Center 924 16th Street, Golden

Payne Institute Spring Seminar Series presents Dr. Chris Elvidge, Senior Research Associate and Director of Earth Observation Group, Colorado School of Mines Global Satellite Studies of Nighttime Lights and Infrared Emitters at Mines 1:00pm-2:00pm | Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Green Center – Metals Hall   The Earth Observation Group (EOG) is a new unit within the Payne […]

Physics Colloquium: Fingers and Fractals in Liquid Metals

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden

Karen Daniels North Carolina State University, Department of Physics Abstract: A droplet of pure water placed on a clean glass surface will spread axisymmetrically, and a droplet of mercury will bead up into a spherical droplet. In both cases, the droplet is minimizing its surface energy -- creating an object with a minimized surface area […]

Mechanical Engineering Seminar: The Fusion of Mechanics, Manufacturing and Machine Learning at Mines, Aaron Stebner, Mines ME

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden

Prof. Aaron Stebner, Colorado School of Mines "The Fusion of Mechanics, Manufacturing and Machine Learning at Mines" Abstract: In this seminar, Prof. Stebner will reflect on the growth of both his research career and the ME department since he joined the staff in 2013, and on the founding of interdisciplinary manufacturing research and education programs […]