[eb-grad-students] CERSE News - December 2016

Agata Bogucka abogucka at mines.edu
Thu Dec 22 11:30:22 MST 2016


The latest news from CERSE at Mines.
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Mines holds Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremonies


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On December 16, Colorado School of Mines conferred a total of 195 bachelor's degrees, 134 master's degrees and 47 doctoral degrees. 63 students from CERSE graduated with a bachelor's, 79 earned master's, and 17 earned PhDs.

Watch the video<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=8b4af15dfa&e=90f7d1af73> of graduating seniors reflecting on their time at Mines, and sharing plans for the journey ahead.

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Graduate Commencement<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=5a835e34a6&e=90f7d1af73>
Undergraduate Commencement<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=d0c2682002&e=90f7d1af73>


Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=198d3da51b&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.



Mines hikes to help Nepal

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/f74149b1-1e72-49b3-9a16-a0f8be93c61f.jpg]<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=060e935f0f&e=90f7d1af73>This winter break, 16 Mines students—many of them part of the McBride Honors Program—will spend their three-week vacation volunteering in Khumbu Valley, Nepal, constructing a public restroom facility for the local community and aiding in repairing the local high school that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. Mines is partnering with Hike for Help<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=5033b719cf&e=90f7d1af73>, an organization that connects with communities in Nepal to work on projects that will have a high impact on the Nepali community.

The eventual goal is to build 40 of these restrooms within the next few years throughout the valley.

Check out this video<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=16b3d5ab82&e=90f7d1af73> for more information about Hike for Help.

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Ethics Bowl Team earns bid to National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl


A team of Colorado School of Mines students competed at the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl, hosted by Mines on November 12, and will advance to the national competition. This is the second year in a row that Mines has earned a bid to the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

[The Mines team with advisors. Left to right: Dana Steiner, Ian Kramer, Kirsten Fong, Toni Lefton, Sandy Woodson, Hannah Grover, Azriel Wolffe, Parker Bolstad.]<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=5e634d6032&e=90f7d1af73>
The Mines team with faculty advisors. Left to right: Dana Steiner, Ian Kramer, Kirsten Fong, Toni Lefton, Sandy Woodson, Hannah Grover, Azriel Wolffe, Parker Bolstad.

Ethics Bowl is a program sponsored by the Association for Practical and Applied Ethics<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=f86894518c&e=90f7d1af73> (APPE) at Indiana University, and is also a function of the Ethics Across Campus Program<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=fddcb6ecfc&e=90f7d1af73> at Mines. For the competition, universities field teams that debate the ethical aspects of current issues and cases, promoting civil discourse and logical argumentation.

Teams from 10 schools across the Rocky Mountain region competed in the 2016 regional competition, each defending their moral assessments of some of today’s most complex ethical issues.

Liberal Arts and International Studies professors Toni Lefton and Sandy Woodson coached the Mines team, which included students Dana Steiner, Ian Kramer, Kirsten Fong, Hannah Grover, Azriel Wolffe and Parker Bolstad.

Both the Mines team and a team from Arizona State University will be advancing to the 21st National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, to be held in Dallas, Texas in February.

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Alameda International High School students come to Mines to learn geology

Students from Alameda International Junior/Senior High School visited Colorado School of Mines on December 7 as part of an outreach program aimed at connecting high schools with a diverse student body to Mines—with a focus on earth science. The program, Mining for Talent<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=d01a66501a&e=90f7d1af73>, was initiated by the Integrated Groundwater Modeling Center<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=52c8e10403&e=90f7d1af73> (IGWMC) in conjunction with Jefferson County Public Schools and funded by the National Science Foundation. [Students from Alamedia Int'l HS participate in hands-on geology labs led by Mines students.] <http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=5a068631aa&e=90f7d1af73>

Professor of Hydrology Kamini Singha, graduate students from the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program and staff from the IGWMC led the group throughout the day, which included hands-on lab activities, interactive demos, a scavenger hunt in the Geology Museum and more.

This program will be funded through NSF for another year, and Singha and the IGWMC are looking into other opportunities to engage diverse students on campus.

Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=efebd0a02a&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom, and view more photos from the day here<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=ae8e058a92&e=90f7d1af73>.





Mines receives $7.5 Mil grant from DOT for transportation research


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.[A car passes through an underground tunnel.]<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=ad19128c45&e=90f7d1af73>

Professor Marte Gutierrez from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the lead on this interdisciplinary project that draws on the expertise and reputation of Mines’ Center for Underground Construction and Tunneling<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=08dcac7af7&e=90f7d1af73>.

“Marte has done such a fantastic job leading the successful proposal effort and now leading a great cross-campus interdisciplinary team,” said Director of UC&T Michael Mooney, referencing the diverse expertise of the faculty members who are involved in the project, including professors Hugh Miller, Jurgen Brune, Eunhye Kim, Rennie Kaunda and Department Head Priscilla Nelson from Mining Engineering; Andrei Swidinsky from Geophysics; Gabriel Walton from Geology; and Reza Hedayat, Panos Kiousis, and Shiling Pei from Civil and Environmental Engineering—in addition to Mooney and Gutierrez.

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Dean's Message

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Happy Holidays!

In the last newsletter I wrote about finding your passion.  This issue is about CELEBRATING!  Students are rejoicing that they made it through another semester and the faculty are…well…celebrating the same. In the weeks leading up to graduation (see article) it is a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone.  The students are studying for finals—many pulling all-nighters,—while the faculty and TAs are grading tests, papers, reports, etc. This is all intermixed with what I call the “reception” season. CERSE departments celebrated graduates and retiring faculty, research groups gathering to laugh, eat, and enjoy a non-technical discussion.

The highlight of the reception season is meeting so many parents. Their justified pride in their graduates energizes every event. One of the most tense and exciting events I attended this semester was the announcement of the Harlon Hill Trophy winner—which is given to the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year. Justin Dvorak, Petroleum Engineering graduating senior, was announced as the winner about 60 minutes after he walked across the stage to receive his Mines diploma!  Yes— I think he is probably still celebrating.

So until I write again in 2017, don’t forget to CELEBRATE the big and small joys in your life, and I hope one of those joys is your association with Mines.

Regards,
Dr. Ramona M. Graves
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Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering





Recent Events



Mines hosts summit on mine remediation


Colorado School of Mines recently hosted a summit on reasonable expectations for the closure of historic and abandoned mines. The summit was held on November 17, 2016, and brought together non-governmental organizations, members of industry, local community members and other stakeholders from throughout the world to discuss what it takes to have a successful mine closure and generate expectations for future stakeholders.
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The Payne Institute for Earth Resources<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=15ff852e42&e=90f7d1af73> sponsored the summit, with organizational support from the Humanitarian Engineering Program, the Department of Mining Engineering at Mines and the Keystone Policy Center.

The summit included panel discussions with stakeholders from multiple fields, mapping expectations for successful closures and creating a framework to guide better life-cycle management of active mines by learning from previous experiences.

Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=62dd455a1a&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.




AAPG Student Chapter hosts Distinguished Lecturer Pete Rose

[Pete Rose speaks to the audience.]<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=9d7f9e0025&e=90f7d1af73>The Mines American Association of Petroleum Geologists student chapter recently hosted Pete Rose, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer for 2016. Rose delivered "Cognitive Bias, The Elephant in the Living Room of Science and Professionalism" to the Mines community.

The talk explored the idea of cognitive bias, in its many manifestations, as the major cause of geotechnical overestimation and faulty probability forecasts in petroleum geoscience. According to Rose, the five most prevalent biases in petroleum E&P are: confirmation bias; overconfidence; false analogs; anchoring; and motivational bias. They are caused by premature selection of theory, personal hubris, lack of perspective, lack of imagination, laziness, and excessive self-interest.

According the the AAPG website<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=966f5c5cda&e=90f7d1af73>, Rose's 2001 book, "Risk Analysis and Management of Petroleum Exploration Ventures", now in its 7th printing, is widely considered to be the "Bible" in its field, and has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.

View more photos from the event here<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=8ae33c8daa&e=90f7d1af73>.





Faculty News



[Hugh-Miller]<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=aee4ec8037&e=90f7d1af73>Hugh Miller, Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the AIME-SME Mineral Industry Education Award<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=84984421ed&e=90f7d1af73> by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the advancement of mineral industry education, and will be presented at the SME 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado on February 22, 2017.

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[M. Stephen Enders]<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=c216aaa50f&e=90f7d1af73>Interim Department Head in Geology and Geological Engineering M. Stephen Enders has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Ralph W. Marsden Award<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=0f80486317&e=90f7d1af73> by the Society of Economic Geologists. This award recognizes significant volunteer contributions to the Society, of which Enders has been a member for 35 years.

The award will be presented at the 2017 SEG Conference, to be held in Beijing, China September 17-20, 2017.

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Inge de Graaf, a postdoctoral fellow specializing in hydrology in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, recently presented groundbreaking research on global water resources at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

The research finds that some of the world's groundwater resources could be depleted before the year 2050, with resources in India, southern Europe, and parts of the U.S. in particular being put at great risk by human consumption.

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Student News




[Colorado School of Mines quarterback Justin Dvorak has won the 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy as the best player in NCAA Division II football.]<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=dc304ded83&e=90f7d1af73>Colorado School of Mines quarterback Justin Dvorak has won the 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy as the best player in NCAA Division II football.

The award was announced less than an hour after Dvorak earned his B.S. in petroleum engineering during Mines' fall commencement ceremony.

Dvorak is the second Oredigger to win the trophy, joining Chad Friehauf (2004).

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Department Awards for Graduating Seniors


Josef Bourgeois
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The Honorable D.W. Brunton Award, Mining


Stephen Candelaria
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H.G Washburn Award, Mining


Enkhjin Tumurbaatar

Clark B. Carpenter Award, Mining


Nikki McIntosh
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Charles N. Bell (1906) Award, Mining


Yuting Duan
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Mendenhall Prize for Outstanding PhD, Geophysics


Brandon Clayton
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George T. Merideth Award for
Early Leadership in Geophysical Engineering


                        Christine Pumford
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Maryanna Bell Kafadar Award in the Humanities   Richard Rice
Petroleum Engineering
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The President's Senior Scholar Athlete Award


Outstanding Graduating Seniors

Tyler Rockley
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Mining Engineering


John S. Hilton
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Geophysics








Richard Rice
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Petroleum Engineering



Patrick S. Callahan
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Economics and Business








Other News




  *   Wall Street Journal ranks Mines top public university in the west for highest graduate salaries<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=c06f417a01&e=90f7d1af73>; 2nd in the west in career prep<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=ce24232b66&e=90f7d1af73>
  *   Economics and Business Division Director Michael Walls announces transitional retirement<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=49db3667d6&e=90f7d1af73>
  *   [https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/69faf9d7-dac6-48fe-82ae-1f26ddc02af6.jpg] <http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=cd00426506&e=90f7d1af73> Petroleum Engineering student Bryan McDowell is first Mines student<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=13aac3acbc&e=90f7d1af73> invited to speak at a Society of Petroleum Engineers General Meeting
  *   #idigmines day is on February 9th! Show your love for Mines. Learn more at giving.mines.edu<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=d78c7dc6d4&e=90f7d1af73>.






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