An interdisciplinary team of students from Colorado School of Mines took second place in the inaugural Canadian International Student Mine Rescue Competition, hosted by the University of British Columbia on Feb. 20-21.

Three mechanical engineering students were on the team: freshman CJ Kaufman, senior Jared Mullins and senior AV Schilt.

The Mines Mine Rescue Team placed second in the first aid and underground divisions and secured second place in the international competition’s cumulative final rankings.

“Long hours of training both on campus and in the Edgar Experimental Mine paid off for our Mines team – we were able to demonstrate past training and gain new experience in each area,” said CJ Kaufman. “The team learned from industry professionals how to safely and efficiently use new equipment in dynamic scenarios and looks forward to hosting the next Intercollegiate Mine Rescue Competition in late February 2021 at our own Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs.” Read more about the competition »