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  • The Shultz Family Leadership in Humanitarian Engineering Speaker Series kicks off with Dr. Elaine Dorward-KIng from Newmont as guest speaker.  This event is featured in Mines' press release. We also have a personal comment quoted from Prof. Jessica Rolston regarding our guest speaker: "We are honored to have Elaine Dorward-King kick of the 2014-2015 Shultz Family Leadership in Humanitarian Engineering Speaker Series. Dr. Dorward-King is known around the world as an influential and sought after strategist for integrating attention to sustainable development, safety, health, and the environment into the mining, chemical and engineering consulting industries. The fact that she is the Executive Vice President of Sustainability and External Relations at Newmont also attests to her expertise, since Newmont stands out for its leadership in CSR in the mining industry. With her event on campus, we are thrilled to continue building our relationship with Newmont, an important industry partner of Mines that is located right here in our backyard."

  • Humanitarian Engineering Program Director Dr. Juan Lucena reports that, "for a third year in a row, a Humanitarian Engineering design team [Team CSM Four Cross] won first place overall in the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Senior Design Trade Fair, this time with a mountain bike redesign for quadriplegics. It was a real pleasure working with these students and with Topher, a quadriplegic rider himself, on a technology that is very dear to my heart. Yet as much as I love to ride bikes I could not see myself coming down a mountain without being able to use my arms and legs for control. But Topher did it and according to the director of Adaptive Sports at Crested Butte (the client for the project) this redesign increased the usability of mountain bikes for disabled persons fivefold. This is what engineering for social justice is all about. Equally rewarding and challenging was to work with engineering colleagues like Joel Bach and Anne Silverman, understanding and appreciating their technical domains while challenging them to see that the boundaries between the technical and the social are more permeable than we like to believe."

  • College of Engineering and Computational Science Senior Design Trade Fair, team CSM Four Cross -- this team worked on a humanitarian engineering project with Professor Juan Lucena as the social context consultant. Here is a direct quote from Prof Lucena:

  • Humanitarian Engineering's own Dr. Jessica Rolston (Assistant Professor in LAIS and HE Corporate Social Responsibility course faculty Fall 2014) was profiled in Mines Magazone.

  • Mines graduate Dirk Long is making water more available to farmers in Niger thanks to an innovative new pump system he and Mines collaborators are developing. The project is called Current Pumps for the way it uses stream flow to pump water. CBS Denver


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