New environmental chamber opens the door for HVAC research

Did you know that buildings use about three-quarters of the total electricity generated in the United States? And that during the summer months, buildings cooling systems account for about 50 percent of the electricity peak demand?

These were the statistics that Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco shared as he led a group of prospective students through his new lab during Meet Me at Mines, an event for prospective students from historically underrepresented groups…  Read more…

Study seeks to improve safety on major Jeffco roads

By Christy Steadman

A bumper sticker that came out a while back, popular among Golden-to-Boulder commuters, stated: “Pray for me, I drive 93.”

Steve Glennon of Boulder referred to the bumper sticker as he mentioned that he drives CO 93 all the time. His main concern, he said, is the accidents he has witnessed through the years on the corridor.

Which is why Glennon, among others, is glad the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paying attention to safety concerns on some of Jefferson County’s major roadways…  Read more…

Mines researchers prepare space observatory for flight

A space observatory assembled by Colorado School of Mines faculty and students will launch from New Zealand in March 2017 and fly at 110,000 feet, making the first fluorescence observations of high-energy cosmic ray extensive air showers from above by looking down on the Earth’s atmosphere from near space…  Read more…

WWII veteran celebrates centennial milestone

By Christy Steadman

Outside VFW Post 4171 in Golden, the season’s first snow was falling. But inside, hearts were filled with warmth.

About 20 people were celebrating John Sekulich, a Lakewood resident and World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Sekulich turned 100 years old on Nov. 17…  Read more…