Mining Engineering

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Welcome to Mining Engineering

 

The Department of Mining Engineering is happy to announce our newest faculty member, Dr. Nicole Smith.  She is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in livelihoods, artisanal and small-scale mining, corporate social responsibility, indigenous peoples, community development, and engineering education. Prior to her position in the Mining Engineering Department, she was a post-doctoral scholar in the Humanitarian Engineering Program at Mines. Dr. Smith has a PhD in Anthropology and a certificate in Development Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder where her research focused on Maasai gemstone traders in northern Tanzania. She holds a master’s degree in anthropology from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a biology minor from the University of Minnesota.

 

Colorado School of Mines has received a $7.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a University Transportation Center (UTC), focused on improving the durability and lifespan of underground transportation!  For more information click here.

The Department of Mining Engineering invites applications for the Fred Banfield Distinguished Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering which is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  Desirable candidates are those who are excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society through educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers and expanding the frontiers of earth resource engineering knowledge through research. Please visit http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/492395/professor-banfield-chair for further information and how to apply

The Department also invites applications for 5 to 10 new Professor of Practice positions in Mining Engineering. Desirable candidates are those who are excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a new MS curriculum of the future for Mining Engineering.  These positions may be filled as full or part-time.  Please visit http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/492620/professor-of-practice for further information and how to apply.

NARM Field Trip at Peabody's North Antelope Rochelle Mine

DEPARTMENT OF MINING ENGINEERING

Ranked as the #1 mining school in the world in 2016 by the QS Work University Rankings, the Mining Engineering department of the Colorado School of Mines has distinguished itself by developing curriculum and research programs geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.

Mining Engineering is an exciting field for the sheer number of possibilities it presents.  It ranges on a broad spectrum of engineering skills including mechanical, electrical, geophysical, computer science, and others.  Starting out with high average salaries of $68,000 per year, the Mining Engineer can undertake countless job opportunities including manufacturing, planning, design, management, operations, marketing, and many more.


 


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