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Department in Review: Geology & Geological Engineering

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Written by Jared Riemer

Posted on 17 October 2014

Diagrams-1The student/professor ratio is about 9:1.
There are 150 undergraduate students and 183 graduate students in the department as well as 17 faculty members.
The average starting salary (as of 2012) for undergrads is $55,000 whereas for graduate students, it is $95,000, and the employment rate within the department is 80% for undergrads and mid to high 90s for graduate students.

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President's Distinguished Lecture: CoorsTek's $27 million gift to Mines

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Written by Magnus Chun

Posted on 29 September 2014

CoorsTek CEO, Dr. John Coors recently announced a major commitment. CoorsTek will provide $26.9 million in funding to the Applied Science and Engineering department at Colorado School of Mines. CoorsTek, headquartered in Golden, is a privately owned manufacturer of ceramics, semiconductor tooling, and other industrial products.

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Swimmers Ready to "Dive" into the Season

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Written by Magnus Chun

Posted on 29 September 2014

Swimming-picture_2The Mines swim team looks prepared and ready to swim fast as the team competed in their first intersquad meet of this season on Sunday (9/27). Many swimmers on the team swam their best and felt they were ready to swim fast this season. The top times were as follows for the meet- 50 backstroke: 25.27 seconds (men) and 28.10 (women), 50 breaststroke: 28.24 (men) and 33.72 (women), and 50 freestyle: 22.40 (men) and 26.10 (women). The head coach for the swim team, Nate Rothman is now entering his fifth year as head coach.

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Scientific Discoveries this Week - 9/29/14

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Written by Jacqueline Feuerborn

Posted on 29 September 2014

USA- In March, Harvard Physicists announced that they had found evidence of gravitation waves- variations in gravitational strength throughout space, which could act as crucial evidence for the Big Bang. However, new data from the Planck satellite shows that more dust is present in space than was expected. This means it is quite likely that the signals that were believed to be gravitational waves, in fact, could have simply been signals that were distorted from the dust. While this does not disprove the existence of gravitational waves, it does cast some doubt on the supposed confirmation of their existence.

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Personal Legends and Santiago's Sheep: The Alchemist Book Review

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Written by Katrina San Nicolas

Posted on 29 September 2014

tumblr_m5hlnzYdqg1qbaom0"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." -- Paolo Coelho in "The Alchemist"

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