November 2009

Women's Soccer Plays for Regional Title

Mines women's soccer team competes for the NCAA Division II Central Region championship this Friday in Denver. Ranked #3, they go up against top ranked Metro State. The winner of Friday's game goes on to play in the nationals quarterfinals. >More
Please Note: Due to teams advancing into the NCAA Championship playoffs, there will not be a Silver and Blue Luncheon at the Old Capitol Grill on Friday.


The alumni association's 2010 membership campaign is in full swing and membership packets are in the mail. Join or renew by December 31 to claim your 2009 tax deduction. You may respond online by clicking here.


Science Magazine Highlights Hydrates Research

Gas hydrates are a vast untapped energy reserve found in the ocean and permafrost. They are also a potential storage medium for hydrogen fuel or sequestering carbon dioxide. Reporting on groundbreaking research, Science magazine recently published a paper titled “Microsecond Simulations of Spontaneous Methane Hydrate Nucleation and Growth” by Colorado School of Mines doctoral graduate student Matthew Walsh, and faculty and co-directors of the Center for Hydrate Research (CHR), Carolyn Koh, E. Dendy Sloan, Amadeu Sum, and David Wu.  >More

Patrick Taylor '74, PhD '78 to Receive Award from Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Patrick Taylor, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Metallurgy and director of the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM) at Mines, has been awarded the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society’s 2010 Extraction & Processing Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes outstanding long-term service to industry by consistently providing technical and/or operating knowledge that has enhanced competitiveness. The award will be presented in February at the society’s annual meeting in Seattle.

Halliburton Foundation Gives $35,000

Halliburton Foundation Inc. made a $35,000 gift to Colorado School of Mines that will support graduate and undergraduate students in the Geology and Geological Engineering Department and the Minority Engineering Program’s outreach initiatives. Over the past three decades, Halliburton's support for Colorado School of Mines has totaled more than $1.6 million. >More

Of Note:

>Mines launches new energy minor. >More

>Shane Carwin
'04 may soon compete in Ultimate Fighting's heavyweight championship. Interview by Raj Giri '03. >More

2010 Grand Canyon Adventure Raft Trip

July 18-25, 2010

Trip Leader: Steve Sonnenberg PhD '81, professor of geology. See these photos of previous trip. To be placed on a waiting list, email or call 303.273.3424.

Proud of your Plates?

If not, click here and get some you feel good about!


Stay Connected with Alumni Worldwide:


Upcoming Colorado Events

3rd Annual Lessons in Leadership Alumni Executive Panel

Wednesday, November 18
Vicki Cowart '77 MSc Geop
Harry M. "Red" Conger IV '77 BSc Min Eng
Robert C. Hedlund '75 BSc Min Eng
Bill Schneider '83 BSc Pet Eng

Mines on the Move - Denver Holiday Event
December 8

Golden Lunch Bunch
December 10

Reunion 2010
April 29 - May 1
Save the Date!

  • Reunion Class Dinners
  • Student Expo featuring Senior Designs
  • Celebration of Alumni Kick-off Event (featuring Distinguished Achievement Medalists, graduating students and alumni)
  • First-ever Geology, Geophysics and Mining Departments Reunion
  • Campus Tours, Open Houses and more!

>Click here for more information.

Upcoming Section Events

Houston Happy Hour
November 19

Houston Holiday Lunch Party
December 4
RSVP by November 20 is an online community just for Mines alumni. Stay in touch with the school and your classmates by logging on and building a profile. Use your authenticator ID to complete first-time login. If you have already completed that, log in here using the username and password you created. Want to look around without logging in? >Click here.


Why Pay Your CSMAA Dues?

-Online Directory: All alumni can now update their contact information online. Be accessible to old friends or other Miners wishing to network in your industry. Just log in using the information above and update your info. Dues-paying members of CSMAA have full access to the online directory (which has great search functions).

-Alumni Job Center (AJC): A new benefit for CSMAA members, the CSMAA membership gives you access to a number of powerful career resources. For an idea of what's there, check out our JOB OF THE MONTH.

>Click Here for more information on membership.

Holiday Gifts from CSMAA

The holiday season is around the corner and the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association has several gifts to choose from!  This beautifully designed commemorative lamp combines a classic design with the Mines spherical triangle richly detailed in gold on the black parchment shade. Each lamp is individually hand-polished and protected with a patented finish that prevents tarnishing and corrosion of the lustrous solid brass. >Click Here to view this and other gift options.
Copyright (c) 2009
Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association
303-273-3295 | fax 303-273-3583
P.O. Box 1410
Golden, CO 80402