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September 2017

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Analysis of Open Pit Mine Production Scheduling under Commodity Price Uncertainty

September 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Commodity price uncertainty is one of the largest risk factors when considering a mining project. The unpredictable     revenue streams resultant from price uncertainty may result in a fatal outcome for a project or a highly favorable one. To mitigate the high level of risk and attempting to capitalize on the upside potential associated with developing a project in these conditions; the quantification of risk with respect to commodity price uncertainty has been approached through multiple methods each…

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Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar: Democratizing Large-Scale Data and Machine Learning in Materials Research

September 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Bryce Meridig, cofounder and chief science officer at Citrine Informatics, presents a Distinguished Seminar in Material Informatics in Brown Hall W475.

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Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Insoflux Antenna Design for Cubesats

September 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Atef Elsherbeni, distinguished professor and head of the Colorado School of Mines Electrical Engineering Department, presents Isoflux Antenna Design for Cubesats in Brown Hall W210. The optimization and design process for an isoflux phased array for Cubesats in low earth orbit (LEO) is presented. A genetic algorithm is used to create a multi-ring concentric circular phased array that creates a near-isoflux power pattern on the Earth surface. At high operating frequencies, the array is small enough to fit on…

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Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar: Materials Data Sciences and Informatics: An Emerging New Discipline for Accelerated Design, Development, and Deployment of Advanced Materials

September 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Prof. Surya Kalidindi Georgia Institute of Technology Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Brown Hall W250 A majority of the materials employed in advanced technologies exhibit hierarchical internal structures with rich details at multiple length and/or structure scales (spanning from atomic to macroscale). Collectively, these features of the material internal structure constitute the central consideration in the development of new/improved materials. Although the core connections between the material’s structure, its evolution through various manufacturing processes, and its macroscale properties (or performance characteristics)…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: Analysis of Bulkhead Installation within Old Mine Systems

September 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Hear ye! Hear ye! Attend this week's Graduate Mining Seminar to learn about how Josef was tasked with conducting research on the effect of installing bulkheads, or mine plugs, within old mine systems. This seminar will present a brief overview of his research through case studies, providing an analysis on the historical use of bulkheads and how they can have a significant im-pact on a mining property. Presented by: Josef Bourgeois

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Mining Engineering Department Seminar: The Value in Risk: Consider Your Options!

September 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Mining companies have historically used deterministic discounted cash flow models to determine the net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) of a proposed project. Typically, these values are used as the primary metrics to determine whether to advance a project. Unfortunately, these models do not tell the whole story: they inherently assume that the development decision must be made now and that revenues and costs will remain unchanged over the life of the project.…

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Presidents, the Constitution, and Engineers: Shaping Earth, Energy, and Environment

September 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Speaker: Rich Levine, J.D. Time: 5:00-6:00 pm, September 18th Location: Brown Building, Room W250 The Constitutional embodiment of “liberty” unleashed the creative and productive forces of engineers, miners, and entrepreneurs to transform the land and economic might of the United States. The American Revolution was, at foundation, a revolution in the relationship of democratic institutions to property - most especially land and its use. From the philosophical concepts of Jefferson and Washington, to the practical experience of H. Hoover and…

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Mining Engineering Department Seminar: An insight into the San Julian Mine: Challenges of new mining projects in the North of Mexico

September 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 The San Julian silver-gold project is an underground mine located in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, in the southwest extreme of Chihuahua State, Mexico. San Julian geology is complex with two different styles of mineralization: an epithermal low-sulfidation vein system and a disseminated body. Each type of mineralization will be mined with a different mining method and the project also includes the construction of two plants: a dynamic leaching plant with 4,000 tpd capacity to treat…

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Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Conveyor Belt Design & Optimization

September 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Rapid industrialization of developing countries and continuous material consumption of developed countries have led to substantial growth in the global demand for raw materials. In order to supply this ever-increasing demand, producers need to constantly reassess their current production method and improve on their operations to yield more output for less cost. A conventional choice in the mining business is truck haulage, however the scale of new mining operations means that there will be an increase in…

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Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Applications and Technology of Modern Lightning Detection Systems

September 26, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Ryan Said, research scientist and systems engineering, Vaisala Inc., Boulder Brown Hall W210 This talk explores modern methods of lightning detection, and summarizes the underlying physics and main engineering challenges faced by these systems. The high voltages and large currents associated with lightning flashes, and severe weather patterns that often accompany convection, create a diverse set of hazards to many industrial and commercial operations, as well as outdoor recreational activities. Lightning locating systems feed the times, locations, and strengths…

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Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Lunar Prospecting and Space Mining

September 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Presented by Kris Zacny Brown Hall 125 This presentation will detail two projects currently under development at Honeybee Robotics for near term lunar "In Situ Resource Utilization"- focused missions. The first project involves development of a sampling dill for volatile-rich lunar regolith as part of the NASA's Lunar Resource Prospector. During the presentation Kris will describe technology development to reach TRL 6 (Technology Readiness Level), as well as a range of tests the system was subjected to in order to…

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Solving Impossible Problems: A Game of Jenga with the Pedestrian Bridge at DIA

September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Engineering, Design, and Society presents "A Game of Jenga with the Pedestrian Bridge at DIA" with Mark Hamouz, PE, vice president at Alfred Benesch & Company and a 1979 Mines graduate in geological engineering. Learn how Mines alumni have solved seemingly impossible problems in their careers The Mines Alumni Association and the Engineering, Design, and Society Division present “Solving Impossible Problems” to showcase how Mines prepares you for the good, bad, and the ugly across a variety of engineering and…

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October 2017

Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Extreme-Scale Wind Turbines and Distributed Optimal Control of Wind Farms

October 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Christopher Bay, postdoctoral researcher, Colorado School of Mines The topics of this seminar will fall into three categories. First, I will briefly present my previous work in building energy systems, including automated energy audits and economic model predictive control applied to buildings. Second, I will present the Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) project and discuss the planned demonstrator at the National Wind Technology Center. Third, I will introduce a Distributed Model Predictive Control (DMPC) strategy that we are currently…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: New Approaches in Crowdsourcing at the National Earthquake Information Center

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Wednesday, October 11, 4-5 p.m. in Brown Hall 125. Michael Arnold will present on his experience as a programmer for the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). Topics to be discussed will include: A review of the products and services of the NEIC Collaborative programming methods, including "git workflow" Code examples, with planning and development tips. An introduction to social media programming, including current crowdsourced projects  

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Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Feedback-Based Real-Time Optimization of Multiphase Distribution Networks

October 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Andrey Bernstein, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory We outline an algorithmic framework for real-time optimization and control of multiphase distribution grids that leverages a feedback-based online optimization methodology. The goal of the online algorithm is to maximize operational objectives of distribution-level distributed energy resources (DERs), while satisfying the network-wide constraints and adjusting the aggregate power generated (or consumed) in response to services requested by grid operators. The design of the online algorithm is based on a primal-dual method,…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: Project Stage-based Mine Ventilation Estimation

October 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Dr. Ian M. Loomis will present on "Project Stage-based Mine Ventilation Estimation" Providing the appropriate quantity of ventilation airflow to an underground mine is a critical balance between meeting health, safety and statutory requirements without excessive cost. An estimate of the airflow required for a mine project often begins with little more than a location and a production rate. Through multiple iterations and many years, the plan is revised until a mine, operating at full capacity, is established. During this…

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November 2017

Mining Engineering Seminar: Francisco Arcos Presents “Mining Risk Management, an Industry Overview”

November 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Francisco Arcos will present on "Mining Risk Management, an Industry Overview."   This work aims to explore the current state of risk management in the mining industry. Risks in the industry are present in all stages; from the formulation of a project (exploration, investment decision, funding strategy, construction, location, mining method, ore processing path, etc.), until the operation itself. Factors such as key supplies, maintenance strategy, operational practices, tailing management, and CAPEX allocation within others, have a wide range of…

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Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Solar Heat Underground Storage Air Conditioning: Experimental Evaluation Using Hill Climbing Control

November 7, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Marcelo Godoy Simões, Electrical Engineering Professor, Colorado School of Mines This seminar discusses the operation of an air-conditioning system, completely powered by geothermal energy, with no other external energy input and no heat pump. This geothermal system can contribute to the reduction of electricity consumption in residences and small businesses, and can retrofit any installation. There is a lot of potentials to use surface geothermal energy because of the soil temperature, to a certain depth, has a constant temperature…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Step-by-Step Approach to Mineral Resource Estimation from Drill Hole Data to Simulation” presented by Solomon Owusu, PhD student

November 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Step-by-Step Approach to Mineral Resource Estimation from Drill Hole Data to Simulation" presented by Solomon Owusu, PhD student In the natural resource industry, profit and NPV calculations depend on the quality and quantity of material estimated to be extracted from the ground. The estimation can be generated through analytical work, experience, and an understanding of the deposit. The unknown nature of the composition of a deposit usually leads to misestimation of the materials. Inaccurate resource estimate causes imprecise ore reserve…

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CS@Mines Seminar: Tracing the Trajectory of Access Control Models in the New Cyber World

November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Indrakshi Ray of CSU will present "Tracing the Trajectory of Access Control Models in the New Cyber World." With the growing use of smart devices and new applications, traditional access control models, such as discretionary and role-based models, are often found to be inadequate.  New parameters, such as location and time, need to be taken into account in access control to provide enhanced security.  We propose a spatio-temporal model and provide its formal semantics.  The various features in our…

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CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Undergraduate Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon: New Curriculum and New Demands

November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University embarked on a bold curriculum redesign starting in 2010 to address the needs of industry and research by including more rigorous discussions of parallel algorithms and data structures and the formal logical reasoning about code in early core classes. At the same time, demand and enrollments in computer science began to increase significantly, for both majors and non-majors, and SCS had to come up with ways to handle the demands…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: Creating Value in the Mining Industry: Review of Past Successes and Failures and Outlook Going Forward, presented by Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont

November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Creating Value in the Mining Industry: Review of Past Successes and Failures and Outlook Going Forward" presented by Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont Please join us for a discussion on key past and current trends in the mining sector that have enhanced and destroyed shareholder value.  With focus on global gold mine supply and merger and acquisition activities, this presentation will review past developments that have been value enhancing (such exploration success and technology advancements) as well as those…

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Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Reconfigurable Antennas for Cognitive Radio and Space Applications

November 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Christos Christodoulou

Dr. Christos Christodoulou Dean of the School of Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque The need for increased functionality, such as direction finding, radar, satellite communications, within a confined volume, introduce a greater burden in the design of today's transmitting and receiving antennas. The increased demand for better spectrum utilization and frequency agility is another reason for developing new antennas whose functionality can change as the conditions of their operation change. A solution to this problem is the reconfigurable antenna.…

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BHGE Mechanical Engineering Department Distinguished Seminar: Decomposing Loosely Coupled Mixed-Integer Programs for Optimal Microgrid Design

November 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Alex Zolan, PHD candidate in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at the University of Texas (Austin): Decomposing Loosely Coupled Mixed-Integer Programs for Optimal Microgrid Design Alex Zolan has a B.S. in systems engineering and a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in mathematics from Western Connecticut State University, and an M.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His research has covered applications including power cycle reliability in concentrating solar…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Rock Fracturing Under Microwave Irradiation” presented by Marion Nicco

November 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Rock Fracturing Under Microwave Irradiation: Development of Analytical Methods and Investigation of Bounded Water Contribution in Granitoids" presented by Marion Nicco Comminution is assumed to represent 1.5% of the world’s consumption of energy in 2003. Therefore there has been a real effort in investigating noveling technologies that would reduce the energy bill of comminution. The main research axis is to develop a pretreatment process to weaken mechanical properties of rocks prior to comminution. Microwaves have been proposed as an alternative rock…

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December 2017

Maker Space Hack-A-Thon

December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Hack-a-thon

Join the Maker Society for a hack-a-thon where you can receive free training on how to think innovatively and a chance to have your design implemented in the Blaster Design Factory! Sign up here!: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4facae28aafb6-blaster1

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BHGE Mechanical Engineering Seminar: Deciphering Surface Mediated Thermo- and Electro-catalytic Reactions with In-Situ Spectroscopies

December 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Bingjun Xu, University of Delaware Abstract: Developing active, selective and energy efficient heterogeneous catalytic processes is key to a sustainable future because heterogeneous thermo-/eletro- catalysis is at the center of the chemicals and energy industries. Molecular level understanding of the interaction between the substrate and the surface provides the basis for rational catalyst design. Application and development of spectroscopic techniques capable of probing properties of catalytic sites and identifying reaction intermediates at or close to reaction conditions are key to…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: Alexander Peretiatko and John Godfrey, MN Graduate Students

December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Alexander Peretiatko presents “The Influence of the Intermediate Principal Stress on the Stability of the Transitional (Open Pit – Underground) Crown Pillars” Presentation: Stability of crown pillars depends on several factors. To successfully design or assess the crown pillar stability, it is important to understand the influence of these factors. One of it is the intermediate principal stress, which is not included in common design practice. The scope of work intended to provide an assessment of the intermediate principal stress as…

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BHGE Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar: Computationally Enabled Design of Next-generation Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

December 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Soumik Banerjee, Washington State University Mitigating the energy challenge is reliant upon design of molecularly tailored materials that can be processed in a cost-effective manner to manufacture highly efficient energy conversion and storage devices such as batteries and solar cells. Identifying ideal materials for these devices requires (i) developing a detailed understanding of the key physical processes that determine device performance and (ii) establishing a relationship between the structural and functional properties of the materials, which constitute various components,…

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January 2018

Computer Science

CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Mike Reiter, UNC Chapel Hill

January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Due to the massive adoption of computing platforms that consolidate potentially distrustful tenants' applications on common hardware---both large (e.g., public clouds) and small (e.g., smartphones)---the security provided by these platforms to their tenants is increasingly being scrutinized. In this talk we will review highlights from the last several years of research on a long-suspected but, until recently, largely hypothetical attack vector on such platforms, namely side-channel attacks. In these attacks, one tenant learns sensitive information about another tenant simply by…

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CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Side channels in multi-tenant environments

January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Mike Reiter, UNC Chapel Hill Due to the massive adoption of computing platforms that consolidate potentially distrustful tenants' applications on common hardware -- both large (e.g., public clouds) and small (e.g., smartphones) -- the security provided by these platforms to their tenants is increasingly being scrutinized. In this talk we will review highlights from the last several years of research on a long-suspected but, until recently, largely hypothetical attack vector on such platforms, namely side-channel attacks. In these attacks, one…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Join the underground community for their first Spring Lunch and Learn about the growing field of underground construction and tunnel engineering.  As always, lunch will be provided.

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “How to (Not) Give a Truly Terrible Talk”

January 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Roel Snieder “How to (Not) Give a Truly Terrible Talk” Presentation: Did you ever listen to a presentation that was poorly delivered, where you felt you were wasting your time?  It happens, and when it does, you don’t want  to be the speaker doing the delivery. In this workshop we will compare the same talk when presented in two different ways and use this comparison to get clarity on the do’s and don’ts of oral presentations. After attending this workshop…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

January 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free

I-70 MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR, PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Interstate 70, between Denver and Vail, was constructed between 1960 and 1980. Population growth in Colorado and the growth of the world class recreation industry in the mountains have resulted in the highway having inadequate capacity. In 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the corridor communities partnered on a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement laying out a 50 year plan for transportation in the corridor to increase transportation capacity…

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February 2018

Innovation

2018 Newmont Innovation Challenge

February 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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This team-based competition is a fun opportunity to apply your creative innovation skills to a big, real world challenge. No mining or oil and gas expertise or knowledge is required. The competition kicks off with a one-day Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  In this competition, you will learn about the mining industry and several areas of opportunity for innovation, brainstorm innovation ideas, formulate and iterate basic prototypes, and prepare and present your…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Inactive and Abandoned Mines: The Gold King Mines Spill. Not an Epic Disaster”

February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Ronald R. H. Cohen "Inactive and Abandoned Mines: The Gold King Mines Spill. Not an Epic Disaster" Presentation: You are gazing over the clear stream, thinking of fishing the crystal waters in the Rockies. The next morning, you are stunned to see an orange-yellow plume moving with the stream. Is this the Colorado Gold King Mine spill into Cement Creek of August 5, 2015?No, this describes the Clear Creek, CO spill of April, 2009 from a private mine or it…

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Distinguished Lecture Series: Toward Robots That Understand People and Their Environments

February 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dieter Fox, University of Washington

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CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Toward robots that understand people and their environment

February 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dieter Fox, University of Washington Robots must be able to accurately track objects and people in their environments in order to navigate through dynamic scenes, manipulate objects, or collaborate with humans. The last years have seen dramatic improvements in robotic capabilities to model, detect, and track objects including human bodies, hands, and their own manipulators. These recent developments were enabled by novel sensing technologies, GPU-based computing, and deep learning. An important question in this context is how much of a…

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Underground Lunch & Learn

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, lunch provided.

BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL The Billy Bishop City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel in Toronto is the first known underwater pedestrian tunnel to an airport facility in the world. It was constructed in the thinly horizontally bedded Georgian Bay Shale formation characteristic of Southern Ontario, and employed a unique pre- support technique comprised of seven 1.85m diameter interlocking horizontal secant drift bores, each sequentially drilled by tunnel boring machines and backfilled with mass concrete. This presentation will describe the…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “How Drones Are Changing Mining”

February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"How Drones Are Changing Mining" - Propeller Aero Presenters: Kevin Hanley & Rory San Miguel Kevin is the Propeller Director of Sales, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has been working in technical sales for over 23 years with a focus on Mining and Industrial Engineering. Rory is the Founder and CEO of Propeller, and holds a degree in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. He founded Propeller in 2014 after…

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Distinguished Lecture Series: Stone Age of the Internet of Things

February 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Fran Berman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Intitute

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CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Stone Age of the Internet of Things

February 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Dr. Francine Berman, Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Abstract: The ubiquity of digital information is ushering in a new environment that will transform how we work, do business, and live: The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is an interconnected cyber-physical-biological environment that links devices, systems, data and people. At its best, the IoT has the potential to create a rich environment that empowers people through technology, and technology through intelligence. At its worst, the IoT can open…

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Underground Lunch & Learn

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

JUDGEMENT AND COMMON SENSE IN UNDERGROUND ENGINEERING Dr. Ralph Peck once famously asked, “Where Has All the Judgement Gone?” In an era of instant gratification, “big data” and high-powered software, this question has never been more pertinent. Mr. Vitale will present several examples witnessed over his career where a little judgement or common sense would have gone a long way. Some of these stories may amuse you; others may horrify you, but all will leave you shaking your head –…

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March 2018

Distinguished Lecture Series: Inclusive Leadership and Innovation

March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Lucy Sanders, NCWIT

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CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Inclusive Leadership and Innovation

March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Lucy Sanders, CEO & Co-founder, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Executive-in-Residence, the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder Abstract: Innovation is born within the engineering teams that create new research, products and services. Engineering leaders create and guide these teams in their pursuit of breakthrough endeavors. How do diversity and inclusion initiatives inform these efforts and how can we all be better leaders and colleagues as we seek to increase diversity of thought in scientific and engineering…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

March 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

SEISMIC DESIGN & ANALYSIS OF HIGH SPEED RAIL INFRASTRUCTURES Dr. Anoosh Shamsabadi, PE. ASCE Transportation Engineering Manager, California High Speed Rail Authority The primary focus of the seminar will be to highlight the importance of coupling the knowledge and expertise of both Bridge Engineers as well as Geo-engineers in order to simulate the real behavior of the California High Speed Rail (CHSR) complex infrastructures subjected to seismic excitation. The theme of this seminar is innovation and advancement of technology in earthquake…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

MICROTUNNELING AND OTHER TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGIES Brenden Tippets, Michels Tunneling Michels Tunneling uses a variety of techniques to complete challenging tunnels in all locations and soil conditions for pipelines, water mains and storm and sanitary sewers. The team has worked in dense urban settings, under waterways, highways and environmentally sensitive areas, in the largest cities and in the most remote regions. The presentation, by Brenden Tippets, is an introduction to trenchless methods and project overview of several projects in construction as…

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MINING ENGINEERING SEMINAR: “Valdez, Alaska: Glacier Pit – One Shot/One Chance for Success”

March 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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“Valdez, Alaska: Glacier Pit – One Shot/One Chance for Success” Presented by Richard O'Meara Presentation: During the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sought proposals to vastly improve and expand the small boat harbor in Valdez, Alaska. It would be a two-year project, and construction was scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015. One aspect of the project was the construction of a 3,100-foot rubble-mound breakwater to protect a mooring basin. An estimated 208,500 tons…

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Hennebach Program presents “Beyond Resource Nationalism: Public-Private Partnerships in Mineral Development” by Saleem Hassan Ali

March 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Resource nationalism is often cited as the most serious risk to foreign mining investment in developing countries. This presentation will consider a comparison of Mongolia and Bolivia as two states which have exhibited different approaches to resource nationalism. In Mongolia, this phenomenon has been exposed mainly through the ever-increasing role of state ownership in major mineral deposits, mostly by direct equity participation. In Bolivia, lithium industrialization under Indigenous President Morales, has cultivated unusual governance arrangements via public private partnerships (PPPs) between…

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April 2018

UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

April 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

What does the construction manager do on a tunnel job? You probably have a pretty good idea what the designer does on a tunnel project, and you know that the contractor excavates the tunnel and completes the work. But what about the construction manager? What is their role? In this session you’ll hear the story of one construction manager’s involvement with three exciting tunnel projects over the past 10 years, including the Brightwater Conveyance project near Seattle, the DC Clean…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Professional Origins: Visual Culture and the History of Mining Engineering”

April 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Professional Origins: Visual Culture and the History of Mining Engineering" Presented by Eric C. Nystrom This talk examines the important links between visual culture and the formation and evolution of the profession of mining engineering in America. The ability to create and wield visual representations set emerging mining engineers apart from other groups who could claim expertise over underground work. This professional distinction, and the changing visual technologies that mining engineers employed, sheds new light on the shape taken by…

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Distinguished Lecture Series: Retrospective: A 35 Year Journey Through Earth Science, Engineering, and IT in the Energy Business

April 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Peter Breunig, Chevron

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CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Retrospective: A 35-year journey through Earth Science, Engineering, and IT in the Energy Business

April 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Peter Breunig, Chevron

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

About Obayashi Corporation and Its Achievements in USA Presentation by Fumi Katafuchi and Darrell Liebno, Obayashi Corporation Obayashi Corporation (OC), with its history of 125 years, is one of the world’s leading construction contractors and is consistently ranked in the top 20 of ENR’s Top 225 Global Contractors. Obayashi Corporation performs all forms alternative project delivery such as bid-build, design-build, CMGC and other negotiated procurements. Obayashi’s depth is strengthened by its Technical Research Institute with $100 million annual investment to…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “What is the Colorado Geological Survey, why are they on campus, and what do they do?”

April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"What is the Colorado Geological Survey, why are they on campus, and what do they do?" Presented by Karen Berry Find out what a state geological survey does and the current geologic hazard, ground water, mineral resource, and energy projects CGS is working on. Karen will discuss Executive Order 13817 (12/17) —A Federal Strategy To Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals and the role of state geological surveys in implementation of the order. Karen Berry is the State…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Connecting the World @ Scale”

April 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Connecting the World @ Scale" Presented by Martijn de Jongh & Sedar Sahin from Facebook Martijn de Jongh and Sedar Sahin from Facebook will introduce their key data storage framework and their main data query engines that they use for data processing and analysis. They will also highlight some of the recent work done to support Facebook’s efforts to improve internet connectivity in the world and how it has leveraged some of its data to help aid organizations be more…

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May 2018

Mining Engineering Seminar: “THE SKY IS NOT FALLING – Solving complex mining issues through multi-disciplinary collaboration and possible implications for mining engineering education”

May 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"THE SKY IS NOT FALLING - Solving complex mining issues through multi-disciplinary collaboration and possible implications for mining engineering education" Presented by: Kelly Donahue and Rennie Kaunda What do a mine site in Zambia and three others in Arizona, Idaho and New Mexico all have in common? They all illustrate several challenges where engineers’ skill sets and training were pushed to the limit. Several challenges encountered within the mining industry today require a multi-disciplinary solution. Whether its recruiting and training…

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August 2018

UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

August 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, lunch will be provided
Edgar Mine

Mines was ranked first in the world in mineral and mining engineering in the QS World University Rankings. Join the Underground at Mines community on Wednesdays this semester to learn about this growing field, the amazing job opportunities in tunnel engineering and construction, how to build your knowledge in underground and how to get involved in underground activities at Mines. Meet the Underground at Mines multidisciplinary faculty and learn about degree programs and research opportunities. Free lunch will be provided…

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

August 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, Lunch Provided

Learn about the $7.5 million University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI) at Colorado School of Mines funded by US Department of Transportation under the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface    Transportation) Act. Dr. Marte Gutierrez will provide the background for the center, its organization, the research areas it will focus on, the “real-time adaptive system” that will drive the entire research agenda of the Center and its educational, training, outreach and technology transfer activities. Students will be provided with information…

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September 2018

Underground Lunch and Learn

September 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, lunch is provided

The Rondout Bypass Tunnel, Part III An inside look at the task of bidding, designing and procuring the major equipment and support systems on a 26-Bar tunnel boring machine project.

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UNDERGROUND LUNCH & LEARN

September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
Free, lunch will be provided

Tunnel Boring Machines in Urban Soils: How they work, Why they work, When they work.   Summary: Tunnel boring machines from six feet in diameter to nearly 60 feet in diameter are constructing road, train, water,and utility tunnels in urban environments all over the U.S. Most of these tunnels are in soils – from silts, sands and clays to gravels, cobbles and weathered rock. This lunch and learn will provide an overview of these amazing machines including the challenges they…

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October 2018

Research Seminar: Ryan Lewis

October 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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November 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance Social

November 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

oSTEM will be hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance Social to pay tribute to the transgender individuals who have been unlawfully killed due to their identities.

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