Adam Bad Wound, chief development officer of GRID Alternatives, gives a talk to interested students on the Colorado School of Mines campus. (Photo courtesy of Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco)


From the Mines Newsroom: A new signature student experience at Colorado School of Mines will allow undergraduates from all majors to build their own hands-on learning experience in the field of sustainable energy.

Launched this semester, Sustainable Energy@Mines (SE@M), directed by ME Associate Professor Paulo Tabares Velasco, is a fully customizable pathway of distinction, combining classroom instruction, co-curricular and extracurricular experiences alongside opportunities for community building that students can integrate with their other academic studies.

Students who complete the SE@M pathway will be recognized at graduation with a regalia honor cord and a distinction in the Commencement Program. Moreover, they will graduate from Mines with a body of learning experiences – both in and out of the classroom – that will better prepare them to hit the ground running as energy professionals.